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 105 – Naloxone for opioid toxicity and overdose

Two-thirds of the 1000 opioid-related deaths per year are from prescription opiates. Jo Cheah talks with medical director Marianne Jauncey about how important it is for people who are prescribed opiates, and also their carers, to be made aware of this easy-to-use, life-saving drug naloxone. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 104 – Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

How do you weigh up the risk of bleeding with the benefits of stroke prevention when anticoagulating patients in atrial fibrillation? Dhineli Perera chats to geriatrician Richard Lindley about how important it is to have the right conversation with the patients. 
Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 103 – Speaking of statistical significance

Just because something is mathematically significant does not mean it is clinically significant. Ashlea Broomfield chats with GP Oliver Frank about ‘statistical significance’ and whether it is time to scrap the term all together. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 102 – eTG Respiratory guidelines

Justin Coleman chats with fellow GP Malcolm Clark about the extensively revised Respiratory guidelines published by Therapeutic Guidelines.

Episode 101 – Managing pain after surgery

David Liew talks to anaesthetist and pain medicine physician Gavin Pattullo about managing patients’ pain once they are discharged from hospital after surgery.  Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 100 – COVID-19 vaccination in Australia

‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ David Liew chats with infectious diseases physician Kristine Macartney about the latest on the COVID-19 vaccination program in Australia. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 99 – How to choose an antidepressant

Dhineli Perera chats with psychiatrist Philip Boyce about approaches to manage depression – what works, what doesn’t work and why listening to the patient is so important. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 98 – Autism treatment

Jo Cheah chats to child and adolescent psychiatrist Melanie Turner about autism spectrum disorder. They discuss diagnosis, common comorbidities, and the best non-drug and drug approaches to help these patients. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 97 – Harms and benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors

Dhineli Perera talks to endocrinologist and clinical pharmacologist Tilenka Thynne about how SGLT2 inhibitors fit into the management of type 2 diabetes. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.