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 44 – Prescribing for adolescents

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Associate Professor Melissa Kang about the special considerations required when prescribing for adolescents. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 43 – Prescribing for transgender patients

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Dr Louise Tomlins about transgender-affirming therapy. What do the guidelines say, and how can GPs help these patients? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 42 – Optimal antimicrobial duration

Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Kathryn Daveson about optimal antibiotic prescribing. Are shorter courses better than longer ones? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 41 – Top 10 drugs 2017-18

This year AP Editor John Dowden interviews Dr David Liew about the top 10 drugs prescribed in Australia and their costs to government. What’s changed, and are we seeing any patterns? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 40 – Alcohol detox at home

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Dr Chris Davis about his home detox program for people with alcohol addiction. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 39 – Perimenopausal depression

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Professor Jayashri Kulkarni about the symptoms of perimenopausal depression. How do these differ from other types of depression, and what’s the best treatment? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 38 – Unpronounceable drug names

David Liew interviews Craig Patterson about unpronounceable drug names. Can mispronunciation impact on patient safety, and what can be done about it? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 37 – Drugs for benign prostatic hypertrophy

Joanne Cheah interviews Dr Matthew Roberts about treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, which depends on the severity of the symptoms. But be aware some drugs only make a wee difference. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber

Episode 36 – Second steps in managing type 2 diabetes

Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Carolyn Petersons about the second- and third-line drugs for type 2 diabetes. After metformin, what comes next? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.