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With increasing local and international evidence supporting its use as a harm minimisation intervention, drug checking is expected to play an increasing role within Australia’s health system in coming years.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia. Pharmacists have a key role in the education of patients on new targeted therapy and in the identification and management of adverse effects of treatment.
Pharmacists should be prepared to answer questions from prescribers and health consumers about the effectiveness or appropriateness of medications using evidence-based practices.
Despite being one of the most common phenotypes with a high clinical burden, hand OA was long regarded as a ‘forgotten disease’, with limited clinical evidence to guide treatment recommendations.
The management of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia has changed dramatically in the last decade with the introduction of novel oral immune-targeted therapies. There are increasing opportunities for pharmacists to contribute to the multidisciplinary care of patients with CLL to ensure medicine safety and best patient outcomes.
Along with correct medication administration techniques, it is important for pharmacists to improve parents’ and caregivers’ general understanding of the pain or fever that a child presents with.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a serious mental health condition characterised by an intense and distressing preoccupation with a perceived flaw in one’s appearance.
Pharmacists can help women by providing advice on appropriate contraceptive options, recognising potential drug interactions, and providing education on the appropriate action to take when pills are missed or late.
Knowledge of the cause, as well as management options for vaginal dryness, enables pharmacists to provide appropriate, tailored advice.
Pharmacists can support patients from different disadvantaged populations to access appropriate healthcare in many ways, including providing education to increase health literacy and creating a welcoming and inclusive space.