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 8 – Treatment of fibromyalgia with Dr Richard Kwiatek

Dr David Liew interviews Richard Kwiatek, a rheumatologist from Adelaide, about fibromyalgia and how GPs can help these patients in the community. Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 7 – Suicidality: prevention, detection and intervention

Dr Janine Rowse discusses the role GPs play in the early detection and management of suicidality with Associate Professor Josephine Anderson from the Black Dog Institute. Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 6 – Encouraging adherence to long-term medication with Prof Tim Usherwood

Dr Janine Rowse interviews Professor Tim Usherwood about the different types of medication non-adherence and his practical recommendations for better identification in the primary care setting. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 5 – Community use of naloxone for opioid overdose with Dr Marianne Jauncey

Pharmacist Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Marianne Jauncey about naloxone, how it works, when it is used and its increased access in the community. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 4 – Chronic heart failure with Dr Ingrid Hopper

Dr David Liew interviews Dr Ingrid Hopper about the management of chronic heart failure. Diagnosing the type of heart failure is critical as it determines treatment. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 3 – Immunisation and pregnancy with Dr Kerrie Wiley

Dr Janine Rowse interviews Dr Kerrie Wiley about the benefits and safety of vaccination during pregnancy. Read the full article in the August 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 2 – Changing Australian medicine names with Jerry Yik

Dhineli Perera interviews Jerry Yik about the TGA’s decision to change approximately 200 Australian medicines names. Why are they doing this, is it a good thing, and who will be affected? Read the full article in the June 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.

Episode 1 – Retail genetics with Dr Ken Harvey

Dr David Liew interviews Dr Ken Harvey about over-the-counter genetic tests, and whether they are all they promise to be. Read the editorial in the June 2017 issue of Australian Prescriber.