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Part 1 of this 2-part series explores the role of oral targeted therapies in cutaneous melanoma.
Pharmacists can provide accurate information on the appropriate use of sunscreens, and allay fears about suspected harms.

CPD: Sunscreens

Pharmacists can provide accurate information on the appropriate use of sunscreens, and allay fears about suspected harms.
Knowledge of the substances and populations most likely to be associated with poisoning, either intentional or unintentional, can help to provide individualised information and support to minimise the risk of harms.

Angular cheilitis

Pharmacists need to be able to diagnose angular cheilitis, advise patients on causes and treat and/or refer as appropriate.
Pharmacists can identify risky alcohol use and alcohol dependence, and facilitate patients to seek treatment.
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.
Oral candidiasis is often regarded as the ‘disease of the diseased’, highlighting the opportunistic nature of the infection.
Pharmacists have an important role in counselling patients on appropriate management of UTIs and ensuring antibiotic treatment is appropriate.
The pharmacist’s role in managing patients with acute and chronic liver diseases extends beyond dispensing medicines and encompasses patient advocacy, education and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Given the intricacies and nuances of each patient with liver disease, a tailored and individualised approach to medication management is often required to achieve best patient outcome.