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Topical corticosteroids are used for various dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe common misconceptions and misunderstandings of topical corticosteroids Identify current evidence and recommendations on the safety...
Pharmacists have a new oncology-focused tool for the evaluation and assessment of adverse drug events in oncology. French researchers have developed a trigger tool to evaluate the prevalence, harm, and preventability of adverse drug events (ADEs) in oncology using a...
Community pharmacists are well-placed to help people with hypersensitive airways, according to allergist and APP18 presenter Dr Jessica Tattersall. Australia has some of the highest rates of allergy in the world, with 1 in 5 affected with some form such...
Accredited pharmacist and Credentialed Diabetes Educator Angelica Rostov details how pharmacists can advance their diabetes education. The following changes are now in place for those who are either undertaking or considering undertaking the diabetes educator qualification. To become a Pharmacist Diabetes...
Achieving better outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis patients requires successful collaboration between specialists, GPs and pharmacists. A new NPS MedicineWise education program has highlighted the importance of successful collaboration between rheumatologists, general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in the early diagnosis...
The PSA guidance document Guidance for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine–Short-acting beta₂ agonists (salbutamol and terbutaline)2 assists in responding appropriately to a request for an inhaler and/or relief of bronchospasm. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be...
Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers and youth, especially females, due to the perceived health benefits of a plant-based diet. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe the principles and philosophy of...
Pharmacists when co-locating with GPs play a valuable role in reducing over-prescribing in older patients. Over 12 months, pharmacists in an ACT-based pilot study recommended deprescribing in several cases where older patients were unnecessarily taking medicines for a range of...
A commonly-used treatment for Alzheimer's disease could reduce the risk of stroke among people with dementia. The Australian-Swedish study, co-authored by Monash University researchers, focussed on the effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs), which are commonly prescribed to relieve symptoms of...
The feet and toenails are prone to a variety of infections, as they are frequently exposed to a moist environment through the regular use of footwear. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Recognise the signs...