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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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Managing the drug treatment of rheumatoid arthritis | Issue 2 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber | Australian Prescriber

Choosing the right treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can be challenging. Find out what the key considerations are.

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Infantile colic | Australian Prescriber

Managing colicky babies. Find out which treatments work and which dont.

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The cost of asthma medicines | Australian Prescriber

Out-of-pocket costs are a major factor contributing to poor adherence to asthma treatment. How can GPs help their patients save on costs?

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Electronic medication management:is it a silver bullet? | Australian Prescriber

Developed to improve patient safety by increasing the legibility of prescriptions, implementing passive and active decision support and allowing access tome...

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Brief interventions for alcohol andother drug use | Australian Prescriber

Brief interventions essentially include screening and assessment of all patients about their alcoholor other drug...

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Prescribing wellness: comprehensive pain management outside specialist services - Australian Prescriber

Codeine rescheduling in February 2018 prevented consumers accessing over-the-counter opioids without a prescription

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Neuropathic pain: current definition and review of drug treatment - Australian Prescriber

Neuropathic pain is relatively common and often poorly treated

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Real-time prescription monitoring: lessons from Tasmania - Australian Prescriber

Does real-time prescription monitoring reduce deaths from opioid poisoning? Find out the lessons learnt in Tasmania.

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Real‑time prescription monitoring: helping people at risk of harm

Could prescription monitoring harm the people it is supposed to help?

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Complex regional pain syndrome - Australian Prescriber

There is little evidence to guide therapy because of the difficulties in studying specific interventions in complex regional pain syndrome

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