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Australian Prescriber Podcast
21 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
E125 - How to quit smoking
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in Australia. Jo Cheah chats to GP Colin Mendelsohn about the most effective ways to stop smoking.
20 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
E124 - Therapeutic Guidelines Psychotropic
What’s the latest management advice for anxiety, insomnia, dementia, suicide risk and personality disorders? Justin Coleman chats to GP Nick Carr who is one of the authors of the 8th edition of the Psychotropic guidelines.
16 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
E123 - Top 10 drugs 2020–21
Dhineli Perera chats to Australian Prescriber Editor John Dowden about the top 10 drugs prescribed last year in Australia and their costs to government. How have these drugs changed compared to previous years, and why?
16 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
E122 - Medical abortion in primary care
Ashlea Broomfield talks to Medical director of Family Planning NSW Deborah Bateson about medical abortion – a safe, cost-effective alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy that can be provided by GPs.
20 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
E121 – Iron deficiency without anaemia
David Liew talks to haematologist Cecily Forsyth about this common yet under-recognised condition that can cause a range of non-specific symptoms such as lethargy, irritability and restless legs.
21 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
E120 – Therapeutic Guidelines Developmental Disability
Justin Coleman chats to Nick Lennox, one of the authors behind the latest update to the Developmental Disability guidelines, which involves a strong focus on what to look out for as a GP.
19 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
E119 – The problems with fluoroquinolones
Tendinopathy, aortic disease, retinal detachment… These are just some of the adverse events which may be linked to fluoroquinolones. Dhineli Perera chats to Diva Baggio about the evidence for these effects, and the associated risk factors.
16 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
E118 – Pharma sponsorship of health consumer groups
Could patient groups be compromised by accepting pharmaceutical industry sponsorship? Ashlea Broomfield chats with clinical researcher Lisa Parker.
17 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
E117 – Hypertension in pregnancy
Jo Cheah chats with nephrologist George Mangos about high blood pressure disorders that can occur during pregnancy, and how best to manage them.
19 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
E116 – Vitamins and minerals: how safe are they?
Ashlea Broomfield chats with clinical pharmacist Geraldine Moses about the potential adverse effects from some commonly used vitamins and minerals, especially when taken in high doses.
18 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
E115 – Therapeutic Guidelines Liver Disorders
Justin Coleman chats to hepatologist Alex Thompson about livers and what can go wrong with them, including hepatitis B, C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
20 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
E114 - Rational prescribing: where are we now?
David Liew talks to Rob Moulds about the challenges facing rational prescribing and quality use of medicines in Australia today.
17 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
E113 – Managing insomnia in primary care
Jo Cheah talks to sleep physician David Cunnington about how GPs and other primary health providers can help patients struggling with lack of sleep.
21 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
E112 – Ocular effects of oral drugs
Dhineli Perera chats with ophthalmologist Hemal Mehta about how commonly prescribed oral drugs can have adverse effects on the eye. What are the symptoms, and the drugs, you should watch out for?
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
E111 – Therapeutic Guidelines Pain and Analgesia
Managing pain involves more than just analgesia, as reflected in the Therapeutic Guidelines’ extensive revision of this topic. Justin Coleman chats to pain specialist Chris Hayes about the more holistic, multidimensional approach to pain management.
21 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
E110 – Drugs for secondary stroke prevention
Over 40% of people who have a stroke have another one within 10 years. Dhineli Perera chats to clinical pharmacologist Chris Tremonti about the drugs used to lower the risk of a secondary ischaemic stroke or TIA.
17 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
E109 – Updated anaphylaxis guidelines
Jo Cheah chats to Katie Frith about the latest updates to the anaphylaxis guidelines, and what this means for infants and children and positioning of the patient.
12 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
E108 – Opioid and antidepressant combinations
Ashlea Broomfield chats to Varan Perananthan about prescribing opioids and antidepressants, and which combinations to avoid.
22 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
E107 – Hepatitis C elimination
David Liew chats with infectious diseases physician Dr Gregory Dore about the strategies required to achieve elimination of hepatitis C in Australia by 2030.
23 minutes | May 24, 2021
E106 – eTG Sexual and reproductive health guidelines
Justin Coleman chats with Medical Director of Family Planning NSW Deborah Bateson about the latest updates on sexual and reproductive health published by Therapeutic Guidelines. Their conversation covers the completely revised topic of contraception, endometriosis, infertility, menopause, medical abortion and, something for the blokes, testosterone deficiency.
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