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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 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.

Episode 126 – Cluster headache

Cluster headache is one of the worst pains that can be experienced. Apart from the pain, what distinguishes a cluster headache from other headaches, and how do you go about treating them? Dhineli Perera finds out from neurologist Jason Ray. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 125 – How to quit smoking

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in Australia. Jo Cheah chats to GP Colin Mendelsohn about the most effective ways to stop smoking. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 124 – Therapeutic Guidelines Psychotropic

What’s the latest management advice for anxiety, insomnia, dementia, suicide risk and personality disorders? Justin Coleman chats to GP Nick Carr who is one of the authors of the 8th edition of the Psychotropic guidelines.

Episode 123 – Top 10 drugs 2020-21

Dhineli Perera chats to Australian Prescriber Editor John Dowden about the top 10 drugs prescribed last year in Australia and their costs to government. How have these drugs changed compared to previous years, and why? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.