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 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.

Episode 110 – Drugs for secondary stroke prevention

Over 40% of people who have a stroke have another one within 10 years. Dhineli Perera chats to clinical pharmacologist Chris Tremonti about the drugs used to lower the risk of a secondary ischaemic stroke or TIA. 
Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 109 – Updated anaphylaxis guidelines

Jo Cheah chats to Katie Frith about the latest updates to the anaphylaxis guidelines, and what this means for infants and children and positioning of the patient. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 108 – Opioid and antidepressant combinations

Ashlea Broomfield chats to Varan Perananthan about prescribing opioids and antidepressants, and which combinations to avoid. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 107 – Hepatitis C elimination

David Liew chats with infectious diseases physician Dr Gregory Dore about the strategies required to achieve elimination of hepatitis C in Australia by 2030. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 106 – eTG Sexual and reproductive health guidelines

Justin Coleman chats with Medical Director of Family Planning NSW Deborah Bateson about the latest updates on sexual and reproductive health published by Therapeutic Guidelines. Their conversation covers the completely revised topic of contraception, endometriosis, infertility, menopause, medical abortion and, something for the blokes, testosterone deficiency.

Episode 105 – Naloxone for opioid toxicity and overdose

Two-thirds of the 1000 opioid-related deaths per year are from prescription opiates. Jo Cheah talks with medical director Marianne Jauncey about how important it is for people who are prescribed opiates, and also their carers, to be made aware of this easy-to-use, life-saving drug naloxone. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 104 – Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

How do you weigh up the risk of bleeding with the benefits of stroke prevention when anticoagulating patients in atrial fibrillation? Dhineli Perera chats to geriatrician Richard Lindley about how important it is to have the right conversation with the patients. 
Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 103 – Speaking of statistical significance

Just because something is mathematically significant does not mean it is clinically significant. Ashlea Broomfield chats with GP Oliver Frank about ‘statistical significance’ and whether it is time to scrap the term all together. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.