Sedating antihistamines – Do they still have a role?

Antihistamines
Histamine is a centrally acting neurotransmitter, and a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, bronchial smooth muscle constriction, and vasodilatation. Learning objectives   After reading this...

Aspirin not beneficial in primary prevention of CVD for those over...

A seven-year international study has found aspirin is not beneficial in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease for those aged over 70. The ASPREE (ASPirin...

Can pharmacists help prevent doping in sport?

The recent release of the updated 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods from the World-Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) raises the question about the relationship...

At-home HIV self-testing kits: what pharmacists should know

At-home HIV self-testing kits have been approved for sale in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). What should pharmacists be ready to tell...

Vaccination hesitancy top threat to global health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed vaccination hesitancy as one of it’s top 10 threats to global health in 2019, alongside climate change,...

Aspirin use in healthy elderly people

aspirin
Aspirin is not routinely recommended for use in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Australian guidelines1 or internationally. However, it has been used...