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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 135 - Therapeutic Guidelines Wilderness medicine

Taco slurries and burrito wraps. These are just two of the recommendations outlined in the newest edition of  the Wilderness Medicine guidelines, which looks at how to prevent, prepare for and manage injuries incurred from being exposed to the great outdoors. Justin Coleman chats to Charmaine Tate, Chief medical officer of the NZ Defence Force, about how to deal with tick bites, temperature stress, altitude illness, diving injuries, drowning and lightning strikes.

Episode 134 – Hormonal contraception and mood disorders

Laura Beaton chats with Psychiatry Professor Jayashri Kulkarni about the effects of the oral contraceptive pill on mood. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 133 – Prescribing for patients on antiretrovirals

Many drugs can interfere with antiretroviral therapy. Dhineli Perera chats with Yasmin Hughes, an advanced trainee in sexual health medicine, about the importance of checking potential interactions when prescribing other medicines. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 132 – Making guidelines better

David Liew chats with Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis about using technology to bring clinical guidelines into practice, removing some of the barriers to their use. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 131 – Drugs for the management of obesity

Patients with obesity often need help with hunger suppression to maintain the weight loss achieved by diet. What drugs are used, and how do they work? David Liew chats with obesity clinician Professor Joseph Proietto. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 130 – Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions

Some commonly prescribed medicines can cause severe damage to the skin and internal organs. Jo Cheah chats with infectious diseases physician Jason Trubiano about how to identify the drugs responsible and assess the allergy. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 129 – Home oxygen therapy

When and for whom should home oxygen therapy be prescribed, and what is the evidence behind it? David Liew chats with respiratory physician Christine McDonald. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 128 – COVID-19 oral antivirals

What are the issues surrounding rational prescribing of oral antivirals for COVID-19? David Liew chats with clinical pharmacist Amy Legg and infectious diseases physician Andrew Henderson.

Episode 127 – Chronic non-cancer pain in older people

David Liew talks with clinical pharmacology registrar Gloria Wong about some of the challenges involved in the pharmacological management of chronic non-cancer pain in frail older people. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.