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Updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook

Clinical Article

Asthma is a chronic lung disease affecting one in nine Australians. The condition is characterised by hypersensitivity and inflammation of the airways which results in symptoms such as cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and breathlessness….

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There are currently five heparins registered for use in Australia: dalteparin, danaparoid, enoxaparin, heparin, and nadroparin. Table 1 highlights some of the important differences between these parenteral anticoagulants. Table 1. A comparison of heparin…

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Safety and Quality Standards for Mental Health

Clinical Article

It is estimated that 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, with around 20% reporting experience of a mental health issue over any 12 month period. These figures clearly…

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Potentially Harmful Medication Use in the Elderly

Clinical Article

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recently updated the Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults. The Beers Criteria is an evidenced-based approach to identify medications that are typically best…

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Animal-Assisted Therapy for Dementia

Clinical Article

Many pharmacists at HPS Pharmacies pursue additional education opportunities to further advance their expertise and the level of professional services they provide. One such pharmacist is Dr Shir Ley Tan, Pharmacy Manager at Calvary…

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Augmented Renal Clearance

Clinical Article

Dosing of drugs in the critically ill can be challenging due to multiple factors such as changes in organ function, multiple comorbidities and other clinical interventions which can change the pharmacokinetics of a drug…

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Biofilms (Jan. 18 2019)

Medications and Sun Exposure (Jan. 04 2019)

December 2018

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April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

Antihypertensives in Review (Feb. 16 2018)

Contact Dermatitis (Feb. 02 2018)

January 2018

September 2017

June 2017

April 2017

Management of Psoriasis (Apr. 27 2017)

Grains: Friends or Foes? (Apr. 12 2017)

February 2017

July 2016

May 2016

To Quit or not to Quit (May. 26 2016)

Herbs and Liver Enzymes (May. 12 2016)

April 2016

Infective Endocarditis (Apr. 28 2016)

Febuxostat in chronic gout (Apr. 14 2016)

November 2015

October 2015

Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

June 2015

Bell’s Palsy (Jun. 25 2015)

In A PINCH(S) (Jun. 11 2015)

February 2015

November 2014

April 2014

January 2014

Thyroxine Drug Interactions (Jan. 23 2014)

Anaphylaxis (Jan. 12 2014)

November 2013

MedsCheck in Hospitals (Nov. 28 2013)

Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 14 2013)

October 2013

March 2013

ACE and ARB Combination (Mar. 20 2013)