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Australian Prescriber

Australian Prescriber is an independent peer-reviewed online journal providing critical commentary on drugs and therapeutics.

Australian Prescriber is published every 2 months, with early release articles being published in between. Subscribers can register to receive emails when new material is published.

The Australian Prescriber website is accredited by HONCode, showing that its information is reliable and independent.

Australian Prescriber is published by NPS MedicineWise.

Vision and mission

To enable people to make and act on the best decisions about medicines, medical tests, health technologies and other options for better heath and economic outcomes.

Their work is to ensure people can access the best care and achieve the best value, considering individual circumstances.

How Australian Prescriber can help

While Australian Prescriber is written for health professionals and students, it is freely accessible to all readers interested in the quality use of medicines. Plain language summaries, a fortnightly podcast, and CPD activities for pharmacists enhance the wide range of topics covered in each issue.

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Last reviewed: November 2019

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The management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease | Issue 1 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber

If there are no features of serious disease, suspected gastro-oesophageal reflux disease can be.

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New antiplatelet drugs | Issue 6 | Volume 37 | Australian Prescriber

Dentists should be familiar with clopidogrel, which is commonly used in combination with aspirin following placement of coronary stents to prevent coronary...

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Managing osteoarthritis | Issue 4 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

Management of osteoarthritis should be based on a combination of non-drug and drug treatments targeted towards prevention, modifying risk and disease...

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Topical corticosteroids and oral mucosa | Issue 5 | Volume 37 | Australian Prescriber

Topical corticosteroid ointments are an important component in the management of oral mucosal disease. When used appropriately, they are effective and have...

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Low testosterone in men | Issue 6 | Volume 37 | Australian Prescriber

Male hypogonadism is a clinical syndrome of symptoms and signs confirmed by the presence of low testosterone. Serum testosterone concentrations decline with...

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Meldonium and the WADA Prohibited List | Issue 3 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber

Sports anti-doping

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Imaging for chronic abdominal pain in adults | Issue 2 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

Diagnostic imaging is often not indicated in chronic abdominal pain. In particular, undifferentiated abdominal pain is rarely an indication for a CT scan. CT...

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Risk assessment of drug-induced QT prolongation | Issue 1 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

Drugs can cause prolongation of the QT interval, alone or in combination, potentially leading to fatal arrhythmias such as torsades de pointes. When...

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Midwifery prescribing in Australia | Issue 6 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber

Suitably qualified Australian midwives may prescribe drugs. By June 2016, 250 midwives were endorsed to prescribe. Who can become a midwiferyprescriber?

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Online pharmacies: a consumer perspective | Issue 6 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

This comment accompanies the article Online pharmacies: buyer beware. While the power of the internet has proved a...

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