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Accurate diagnosis is key to optimal management of this challenging condition
Medicines have a limited role for osteoarthritis. Treatment now focuses on education, exercise and weight.
Knowing the similarities and differences between anticoagulants is key to their safe and effective use.
Use of statins in primary care and patient adherence to these medicines remains suboptimal.
Ankle and knee sprains are common presentations in primary care, and the number of imaging requests for these injuries has been rising.
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Codeine was an active ingredient in a number of over-the-counter medicines until recently. From 1 February 2018, all medicines containing codeine require a prescription.
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Since 1 February 2018 all medicines containing codeine have required a prescription, because of changes made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Find out what changed and why.
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When pain continues longer than the time expected for an injury to heal (usually longer than 3 months), it is known as chronic pain. Nerve pain, often called neuropathic pain, is a type of chronic pain that affects about 1 in 20 Australians. Find out more about managing your nerve pain and strategies to help you live with your condition.
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