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 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.

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.