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As health professionals who see PLHIV at each dispensing of their regular medication, pharmacists are able to contribute to their optimal management through the provision of both medicine and lifestyle advice as well as vaccination services. 
diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers

A diabetic foot ulcer is a break in the skin of the foot, involving the epidermis and at least part of the dermis of a person with diabetes mellitus.

Drugs in sport

The misuse of drugs in sport has been a long-term problem, going back to ancient times before the introduction of organised sport.
This extension learning activity is designed to extend the learner and incorporate additional reading and research.
prostate cancer

Prostate cancer

Correction: In the Prostate Cancer CPD article in the February issue of Australian Pharmacist, a production error caused ADT to be incorrectly defined. ADT is androgen deprivation therapy. Mr Jones, 87, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer 12 months ago...
Insomnia is one of the most common complaints presenting to primary care, and community pharmacists are in the right place to offer advice on initial management.

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common complaints presenting to primary care, and community pharmacists are in the right place to offer advice on initial management.
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.
Because of the extremely poor taste of sodium benzoate, pharmacists have been integral in compounding this oral liquid to improve its palatability, to improve adherence in paediatric patients.
Ensuring vaccines and temperature-sensitive medicines are not exposed to temperatures outside this range is known as ‘cold chain management’.
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.