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Introduction Metformin’s road to becoming the most prescribed glucose-lowering medicine in the world reads as an interesting biography. The drug, and others in its class, were found to have glucose-lowering effects in the 1920s, but were abandoned with the increased...
skin cancer

Skin Cancer

Case scenario David, a 71-year-old retired construction worker, had many non-melanoma skin cancers removed. These are healing well, however he would like to look after his skin from now on to prevent any further skin cancers. He has been...
Nitrofurantoin is a nitrofuran antibacterial1 that acts by inhibiting bacterial protein, DNA, RNA and cell wall synthesis.2
Case scenario Vanessa, a 26-year-old woman, comes to the pharmacy seeking something to treat a burn. She was cooking and accidentally touched her arm on a pan. The burn is pink and approximately 2.5 cm in diameter. The edges...
Case scenario You have been asked to complete a Home Medicines Review for Joanna, an 80-year-old woman. Her medical history reveals that over the past two years she has had a gradual decline in her cognitive function, primarily manifesting...