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 12 – Product familiarisation programs with Professor Greg Kyle

Dr David Liew interviews Professor Greg Kyle about product familiarisation programs – are they medically worthwhile or just a marketing exercise? Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 11 – Medication management on sick days with Associate Professor Darren Roberts

Dhineli Perera interviews clinical pharmacologist Darren Roberts about how a patient’s regular medicines can cause adverse effects during intercurrent illness. He gives advice about diuretics, antihypertensives, diabetes medicines, corticosteroids and digoxin. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 10 – Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis with Dr Trisha Peel

Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Trisha Peel about prophylactic antibiotics for surgical procedures and when they should and should not be used. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 9 – Antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures with Dr Chris Daly

Kicking off World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Dhineli Perera interviews Dr Chris Daly about infection risk and antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry. Read the full article in the October issue of Australian Prescriber.

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.