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Australian Prescriber

Australian Prescriber is an independent, peer-reviewed journal providing critical commentary on drugs and therapeutics. It is published every 2 months by Therapeutic Guidelines Limited. Readers can subscribe to receive publication updates and can access the full text for free online.

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 health and economic outcomes.

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. A fortnightly podcast enhances the wide range of topics covered in each issue.

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Last reviewed: October 2023

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Coronary artery disease in women

Women are more likely than men to have a myocardial infarction in the absence of coronary artery disease.

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Prescribing for patients taking antiretroviral therapy - Australian Prescriber

Modern antiretroviral therapy is usually well tolerated, but it is important to be aware of drug interactions which may reduce its effectiveness or cause toxicity.

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Management of insomnia in primary care

More than 12% of Australians have chronic insomnia, which is associated with increased risk of depression, cardiovascular disease and death.

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Drugs in secondary stroke prevention

Antiplatelet drugs, antihypertensive drugs and statins all have a role in secondary stroke prevention.

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Discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs in adults with epilepsy - Australian Prescriber

Is the risk of seizure recurrence worth the benefit of stopping an antiepileptic drug?

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The assessment of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions - Australian Prescriber

Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions can be life-threatening. Patients who survive need to be investigated to determine the drug responsible and to assess the allergy.

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Reporting adverse drug events to the Therapeutic Goods Administration

Why have reports of adverse drug reactions declined?

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Medicines for long-term obesity management - Australian Prescriber

Patients with obesity often require drug therapy to maintain the weight loss achieved by diet.

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Administration of medicines to children: a practical guide

How can medicines be made more palatable for children?

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Cluster headache in adults - Australian Prescriber

Cluster headache is one of the most severe types of pain, but there is often a delay in diagnosing it.

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