About AP Podcast

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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Episodes

Episode 30 – Fast-tracking of new drugs

7 August 2018
Length: 13 min

David Liew interviews Dr Paul Kubler on the pros and cons of fast-tracked approvals for new drugs – does it save patients or put their safety at risk? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 29 – Neuropathic pain

24 July 2018
Length: 9 min

David Liew interviews Dr Bridin Murnion about neuropathic pain – what’s changed and why are opioids relegated to third-line treatment? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 28 – A RUM deal for unwanted medicines

10 July 2018
Length: 12 min

Joanne Cheah interviews Professor Amanda Wheeler about returning unwanted medicines to pharmacies. How can health professionals help reduce the waste? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 27 – Common eye infections

26 June 2018
Length: 10 min

John Dowden interviews Professor Stephanie Watson about how to diagnose common eye infections, how to treat them, and when to refer to specialists. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 26 – Reducing medication errors at transitions of care
12 June 2018


Dhineli Perera interviews Professor Amanda Wheeler about medication errors at transitions of care and how these can be avoided. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Length: 11 min | Transcript


Episode 25 – Antihistamines and allergy
29 May 2018


Andrew Boyden interviews Dr Carolyn Hawkins about the use of antihistamines for managing allergy. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Length: 14 min | Transcript


Episode 24 - Prescribing wellness: a better way to manage chronic pain

15 May 2018
Length: 14 min

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Dr Newman Harris about the management of pain without opioids. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 23 – ‘Cephalosporin allergy’ label is misleading

Professor
Connie Katelaris

1 May 2018
Length: 9 min

Dhineli Perera interviews Professor Connie Katelaris about why labelling an individual with a ‘cephalosporin allergy’ is inaccurate. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 22 – Pharmacovigilance and expedited drug approvals with Professor Jennifer Martin

Professor
Jennifer Martin

17 April 2018
Length: 12 min

John Dowden interviews Professor Jennifer Martin about why, when and how adverse drug reactions should be reported. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 21 – The cost of asthma medicines with Professor Helen Reddel  
Professor Helen Reddel

5 April 2018
Length: 11 min

David Liew interviews Professor Helen Reddel about the cost of asthma inhalers and implications for adherence.  Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 20 – Prescribing for polymyalgia rheumatica with Dr David Liew 

20 March 2018
Length: 12 min

Dr Andrew Boyden interviews Dr David Liew about the aetiology, pathophysiology and management of polymyalgia rheumatica.  Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 19 – Adverse effects of sports supplements in men with Dr Sarah Martin 
Dr Sarah Martin

6 March 2018
Length: 10 min

GP Janine Rowse interviews Dr Sarah Martin about the different products found in sports supplements and their wanted and unwanted effects. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 18 – Drugs affecting milk supply during lactation with Dr Treasure McGuire
Dr Treasure
McGuire

20 February 2018
Length: 11 min

Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Treasure McGuire about the drugs that can be used to improve or suppress milk supply. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 17 – An update on the treatment of rosacea with Dr Margot Whitfeld
Dr Margot Whitfield

6 February 2018
Length: 12 min

Dr Andrew Boyden interviews dermatologist Dr Margot Whitfeld about the diagnosis and treatment options for the different types of rosacea. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber


Episode 16 – Changes for codeine with Associate Professor Darren Roberts
Darren Roberts

23 January 2018
Length: 9 min

Dr David Liew interviews clinical pharmacologist Darren Roberts about why codeine is being rescheduled to a prescription-only medicine and what the implications are. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber. 


Episode 15 – Functional dyspepsia with Professor Nick Talley
Professor Nick Talley

16 January 2018
Length: 13 min

Dr David Liew interviews Professor Nick Talley about functional dyspepsia - what is it and how is it managed? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber. 


Episode 14 – Top 10 drugs 2016–17 with Dr John Dowden

3 January 2018
Length: 9 min

Dr John Dowden, Editor of Australian Prescriber, is interviewed by Dr David Liew about the top 10 drugs in Australia for 2016–17. Find out what has changed in terms of prescription counts and cost to Government over the past 10 years. 


Episode 13 – Australian biters and stingers: the latest on antivenoms with Professor Geoff Isbister

22 December 2017 
Length: 14 min

Dr Justin Coleman interviews clinical toxicologist Professor Geoff Isbister about Australian biters and stingers, and the latest evidence on how to treat them. Read the articles on snake bites, spider bites, venomous sea creature stings, and antivenoms in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 12 – Product familiarisation programs with Professor Greg Kyle

12 December 2017
Length: 11 min

Dr David Liew interviews Professor Greg Kyle about product familiarisation programs – are they medically worthwhile or just a marketing exercise? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 11 – Medication management on sick days with Associate Professor Darren Roberts
Darren Roberts

28 November 2017
Length: 11 min

Dhineli Perera interviews clinical pharmacologist Darren Roberts about how a patient’s regular medicines can cause adverse effects during intercurrent illness. He gives advice about diuretics, antihypertensives, diabetes medicines, corticosteroids and digoxin. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 10 – Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis with Dr Trisha Peel

21 November 2017 
Length: 11 min

Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Trisha Peel about prophylactic antibiotics for surgical procedures and when they should and should not be used. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.


Episode 9 – Antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures with Dr Chris Daly

8 November 2017
Length: 10 min

Kicking off World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Chris Daly about infection risk and antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry. Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 8 – Treatment of fibromyalgia with Dr Richard Kwiatek

24 October 2017
Length: 11 min

Dr David Liew interviews Richard Kwiatek, a rheumatologist from Adelaide, about fibromyalgia and how GPs can help these patients in the community. Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 7 – Suicidality: prevention, detection and intervention with
Associate Professor Josephine Anderson
11 October 2017


Dr Janine Rowse discusses the role GPs play in the early detection and management of suicidality with Associate Professor Josephine Anderson from the Black Dog Institute.
Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.

Length: 10 min | Transcript


Episode 6 – Encouraging adherence to long-term medication with Prof Tim Usherwood

27 September 2017 
Length: 7 min

Dr Janine Rowse interviews Professor Tim Usherwood about the different types of medication non-adherence and his practical recommendations for better identification in the primary care setting.  Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 5 – Community use of naloxone for opioid overdose with Dr Marianne Jauncey

5 September 2017
Length: 12 min

Pharmacist Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Marianne Jauncey about naloxone, how it works, when it is used and its increased access in the community.  Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 4 – Chronic heart failure with Dr Ingrid Hopper

22 August 2017
Length: 15 min

Dr David Liew interviews Dr Ingrid Hopper about the management of chronic heart failure. Diagnosing the type of heart failure is critical as it determines treatment. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 3 – Immunisation and pregnancy with Dr Kerrie Wiley

8 August 2017 
Length: 11 min

Dr Janine Rowse interviews Dr Kerrie Wiley about the benefits and safety of vaccination during pregnancy. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 2 – Changing Australian medicine names with Jerry Yik

25 July 2017
Length: 11 min

Dhineli Perera interviews Jerry Yik about the TGA’s decision to change approximately 200 Australian medicines names. Why are they doing this, is it a good thing, and who will be affected? Read the full article in the June 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.


Episode 1 – Retail genetics with Dr Ken Harvey

11 July 2017 
Length: 14 min

Dr David Liew interviews Dr Ken Harvey about over-the-counter genetic tests, and whether they are all they promise to be. Read the editorial in the June 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.