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...

Renal medicines

kidney disease
The kidneys are amazing organs. These compact ‘bean’ shaped filters weigh around 150 g and process about 25% of total cardiac output or 1,200...

Pharmacists’ vaccination value adds up to saved lives

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has praised pharmacists’ role in saving lives through expanded vaccinations in community pharmacies, and undertaken to pressure states to...