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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : November 2006
this month AUSTRALIAN JOURNALOF PHARMACY NOVEMBER 2006 vol.87 no.1040 41 20 1.7 48 64 COVER STORY ADVERTORIAL Driving down lipid targets with the power of Lipitor Evidence of the cardiovascular health benefits which accrue when cholesterol levels are aggressively lowered with Lipitor 80mg was among recent research reviewed by the PBAC that led to increasing access to PBS-subsidised cholesterol-lowering medicines FEATURE ARTICLES pharmacy professional CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT Join the team and gain on pain Chronic pain offers more treatment challenges than intermittent pain and best outcomes are often achieved via a multidisciplinary healthcare team approach. NUTRITION Grab a slice of the wellness pie An ageing population and increasing research levels which demonstrate how complementary medicine promotes optimal health and wellbeing offers pharmacy an opportunity to become wellness specialists business RETAIL MANAGEMENT 1.7: a magic number you can count on Minor improvements in lines sold per transaction can make a huge improvement in pharmacy retail revenue. 67 72 76 pharmacy education COUNSELLING CASEBOOK The pharmacist and nutrition Part One: Use and misuse of vitamins Overall, 19.2 per cent of the Australian population takes vitamins. Pharmacists must ensure that they have a good undestanding about what their customers are taking and any potential problems associated with these agents PHARMACY PRACTICE RESEARCH Consumer expectations of pharmacy Research into consumer expereinces, needs and expectations of community pharmacy has been undertaken by a consortium of researchers led by the University of South Australia CURRENT DRUG INFORMATION Macular degeneration, fat and smoking • Lipid lowering drugs • Nicotine replacement therapy • Blood pressure lowering • Statin use AJPCPE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AJPCPE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AJPCPE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION