The Australian Prescriber Podcast provides a regular dive into some of the many great articles that Australian Prescriber publishes every two months. In each episode, one of our hosts will chat with an author from a recent issue of Australian Prescriber.

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Episode 119 – The problems with fluoroquinolones

Tendinopathy, aortic disease, retinal detachment… These are just some of the adverse events which may be linked to fluoroquinolones. Dhineli Perera chats to Diva Baggio about the evidence for these effects, and the associated risk factors. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 118 – Pharma sponsorship of health consumer groups

Could patient groups be compromised by accepting pharmaceutical industry sponsorship? Ashlea Broomfield chats with clinical researcher Lisa Parker. Read the full editorial in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 117 – Hypertension in pregnancy

Jo Cheah chats with nephrologist George Mangos about high blood pressure disorders that can occur during pregnancy, and how best to manage them. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 116 – Vitamins and minerals: how safe are they?

Ashlea Broomfield chats with clinical pharmacist Geraldine Moses about the potential adverse effects from some commonly used vitamins and minerals, especially when taken in high doses. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 115 – Therapeutic Guidelines Liver Disorders

Justin Coleman chats to hepatologist Alex Thompson about livers and what can go wrong with them, including hepatitis B, C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Episode 114 – Rational prescribing: where are we now?

David Liew talks to Rob Moulds about the challenges facing rational prescribing and quality use of medicines in Australia today. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber

Episode 113 – Managing insomnia in primary care

Jo Cheah talks to sleep physician David Cunnington about how GPs and other primary health providers can help patients struggling with lack of sleep. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 112 – Ocular effects of oral drugs

Dhineli Perera chats with ophthalmologist Hemal Mehta about how commonly prescribed oral drugs can have adverse effects on the eye. What are the symptoms, and the drugs, you should watch out for? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 111 – Therapeutic Guidelines Pain and Analgesia

Managing pain involves more than just analgesia, as reflected in the Therapeutic Guidelines’ extensive revision of this topic. Justin Coleman chats to pain specialist Chris Hayes about the more holistic, multidimensional approach to pain management.