Pharmacy staff are well versed in dealing with customers’ embarrassing issues, from ponging pits to bad breath and spotty skin. They are required to walk the line between tactful behaviour and getting to the heart of the matter. Darshana Kanjee, pharmacist at Life Pharmacy Dunedin, discusses her approach to unwanted facial hair in women
Unwanted facial hair
Facial hair is a natural occurrence for women.
On most women, it is lighter and finer than hair on other parts of the b
Linda Bryant discusses gout, a chronic long-term condition that is often associated with other diseases, and drug-related morbidity and mortality. As such, gout needs to be addressed holistically as part of the psychosocial medical model
Patients can no longer be started on funded selegiline. Patients who were on selegiline prior to 1 August 2021 will need their prescriptions endorsed to receive subsidised supplies. An alternative MAO-B inhibitor, rasagiline, may be a suitable agent for new patients or those transitioning from selegiline.
This resource provides a timeline for the changes and information about transitioning patients from selegiline. Advice on prescribing rasagiline is also included.