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

Unpronounceable drug names

Some of the new drug names are complex and can result in different pronunciations for the same drug. Add in international variations in accents and there is potential for confusion. What can be done about it?

Home detox – supporting patients to overcome alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction affects many Australians. When access to specialist services is limited, GPs can help patients detoxify at home. Find out how.

Perimenopausal depression – an under-recognised entity

Depression around the time of the menopause can have a significant impact on women and their families, but it can be difficult to diagnose. Which symptoms suggest perimenopausal depression, and what are the best ways to treat it?

Early Release

Alirocumab for hypercholesterolaemia

Apalutamide for prostate cancer

Baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis

Migalastat for Fabry disease

Rufinamide for seizures

Tildrakizumab for psoriasis

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