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7 Ways to help patients prepare for bushfire season

As 2020 rolls to a close, Australians are faced with our annual bushfire season. The 2019/2020 season brought catastrophic fires,

Medicines – tips for the safe use of medicines

Every year, pharmacists receive many phone calls about problems that arise from misuse of medicines. This is usually accidental. Sometimes

Introducing Script Concierge – A simple solution for telehealth script processing and fulfilment

It is now available via https://scriptconcierge.com.au. After a telehealth consultation, you or your practice staff simply upload your patient’s prescriptions

How to use medicines properly

Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist Video transcript A lot of people go away from their general practice surgery with

When to take your medicine

Many people who are taking tablets or other medicines, either on prescription or over-the-counter, are not sure about the best

What are the long-term risks of taking heartburn drugs?

Most of us will have experienced heartburn at some point. Heartburn occurs when stomach acid or food refluxes from the

Mixing multiple medications common in older Australians

Rates of polypharmacy are going up in people over the age of 70, and pose risks to their health if

Certain drugs increase risk of dementia

The anticholinergic class of drugs, commonly prescribed to older people, may be linked to an increased risk of dementia when

How do medications help osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease which is very common, affecting about one in 10 people and disproportionately affecting women.

Going hiking? Tread carefully

A hiking trip can be a great opportunity to get away from it all, but tread carefully. Whether on a

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