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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.

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: May 2022

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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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Prescribing medicinal cannabis - Australian Prescriber

Prescriptions for medicinal cannabis are increasing in Australia. What is it being used for?

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Update on the management of post-traumatic stress disorder - Australian Prescriber

Trauma-focused psychological treatments are the most effective evidence-based interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder

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Pharmacological management of chronic non-cancer pain in frail older people - Australian Prescriber

When prescribing pain relief for older patients it is important to remember that ageing can affect the pharmacokinetics of analgesic drugs.

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The cost of asthma medicines - Australian Prescriber

Most adults and adolescents with asthma require a preventer inhaler

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Osteoporosis treatment and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws - Australian Prescriber

Antiresorptive drugs are used widely for the prevention and management of primary and secondary osteoporosis

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Immunosuppression for COVID‑19: repurposing medicines in a pandemic

It seems paradoxical to suppress a patient’s immune system when they are fighting an infection, but that is what is being proposed for patients with severe COVID-19.

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Management of autoimmune disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

Should patients with rheumatic disease stop taking immunosuppressants during the pandemic?

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Migalastat for Fabry disease - Australian Prescriber

Fabry disease is one of the lysosomal storage disorders

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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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