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Case scenario Alice, aged 9, comes into the pharmacy with her mother complaining of pain in the sole of her foot when she walks. On inspection, you note a round 1.5 cm lesion on the sole of her foot which...
Gout and hyperuricaemia are major health issues as they are associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling mental illness associated with significant morbidity, and a reduced life-expectancy of at least 13 to 15 years.1 Learning objectives After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be able to: Discuss the role of clozapine...
Acne is a common disease affecting about 85% of teenagers with onset at puberty and resolution in most people in their early 20s, but it can persist into adulthood, more commonly in women.
One of the worst influenza seasons on record was in 2019, with over 308,000 confirmed cases of influenza in Australia.
Case scenario Harold, a 68–year–old man who regularly visits your pharmacy, has come in today to have a new prescription dispensed for isosorbide mononitrate controlled–release 60 mg tablets (one daily) for recent episodes of angina. Harold isn’t happy. He tells...
Case scenario You have been asked to perform a home medicines review (HMR) for Jack. Jack is an 82-year-old man who had an ischaemic stroke 3 weeks ago and is having his medicines reviewed by you as part of his...
Introduction Hypertension is a significant burden on the Australian healthcare system. In 2017 to 2018, close to 6.3 million adult Australians reported having measured high blood pressure (BP), hypertension as a medical condition or the use of antihypertensive medicines.1 Learning objectives After...
Case scenario Imogen is a 15-year-old girl who comes into the pharmacy with her mother. She states that she started to develop acne about 1 year ago. Recently her acne has become worse and she is now embarrassed about the...
The most fundamental change in asthma management in 30 years is currently happening. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) no longer recommends treating asthma in adults and adolescents with short-acting bronchodilators alone. Instead, they should receive a symptom-driven (in...