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The effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids for the management of dyspnoea in adults with advanced cancer. Dyspnoea affects almost 70% of advanced cancer patients at the end of life.1 It is often associated with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression and reduced quality...
Amendments to the S3 listing for salbutamol released last week will ease dispensing restrictions, hopefully reducing patient frustration and stopping unacceptable abuse experienced by some pharmacists.
You don’t notice it at first but you find yourself tripping over and falling a lot more – you can’t ever remember being that clumsy. Everything seems to take that much longer because your muscles don’t do what you...
Public health alerts for possible thunderstorm asthma events were issued last week in the New South Wales Riverina region and the Australian Capital Territory, with elevated pollen levels and the possibility of severe thunderstorms causing concern.
Nanoparticles contained in sunscreen do not penetrate the skin or cause cellular toxicity, a new Australian study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has shown. The research, led by the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of South Australia...
Air pollution is making us sick according to local and global research, including a study linking exposure to air pollution with subsequent acute cardiac events. The health impacts of bushfire smoke are mainly mediated by fine particulate matter, which affects...
New boxed warnings for pregabalin and gabapentin give pharmacists the opportunity to discuss pain management with patients.
Pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise make them an essential part of severe allergy management in children.
We don’t see many pharmacists selling magical crystals. For the same reasons, pharmacists should not sell homeopathic products. Homeopathy is a form of complementary medicine that has been in existence for the last 2–3 centuries. It is based on...
Pregabalin-related ambulance attendances have increased 10-fold since 2012, a Victorian study has shown. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the retrospective study on the ambulance attendance in Victoria between 2012–17 found that the increase in acute harm associated with...