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This article focuses on the pathophysiology, impact, and management of acne, with a particular emphasis on the use of adapalene, a topical retinoid. It outlines the benefits of adapalene over …

A guide to what pharmacists need to know about the composition, use, safety profile and efficacy of oral contraceptives. By Professor Rod Baber AM, BPharm, MBBS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG Learning Objectives …

Cystitis is the most common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women. This article will discuss cystitis and recurrent urinary tract infections, their pathophysiology, and best practice management …

Pharmacy practice: The dispensing and administration of long-acting buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence. By Dr Jacinta Johnson, BPharm(Hons) PhD FANZCAP (Edu., Research) FPS FSHP Learning Objectives After completing …

This article aims to outline the causes of vitamin D deficiency, identify at-risk populations, and provide updates on dosage recommendations for supplementation. By Zaheeda Patel BPharm, AACPA, MACP Learning Objectives …

By understanding the underlying causes of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), its presentation and the management options available, pharmacists can provide the most appropriate counselling and advice. By Jala Moushi, BPharm(Hons), …

This article will discuss sarcopenia, its pathophysiology, effects, management strategies, and how pharmacists can support patients. We will explore the causes, risk factors and ways to prevent sarcopenia, and discuss …

What is the role of nutraceuticals in cardiovascular health, and what are the reasons for using them alongside statin therapy in the management of hypercholesterolaemia? By Chrysa Giannellis, consultant pharmacist …

The right support at the right time can enable people with dementia to maintain their independence and functional capacity for as long as possible. By Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM, …

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are increasingly researched for bladder control and provide an option for conservative management or when other treatments have been unsuccessful. This article explores common bladder …

Many patients suffer from dry eye following refractive surgery, and the effects can persist for months after the procedure. Topical lubricants containing the active ingredients hyaluronic acid (HA) and hydroxpropyl-guar …

Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common conditions seen in the pharmacy. This article will discuss the specific management of one of the most prevalent FGIDs鈥攊rritable bowel syndrome (IBS). By Lyndel …