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Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma

Four monoclonal antibody therapies (benralizumab, mepolizumab, dupilumab and omalizumab) are available in Australia for the treatment of severe asthma in patients whose asthma is uncontrolled despite optimised standard treatment.

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Work-related asthma - an update for primary health professionals

Exposure to airborne contaminants or adverse conditions at work is an important and preventable cause of asthma and asthma symptoms in adults. About 1 in 4 adults with asthma have asthma that was either caused by their work or is worsened by work conditions.

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Thunderstorm Asthma : Prepare Your Patients For Spring

A flowchart for pharmacy to help identify and advise at-risk patients.

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Inhaler Technique for People with Asthma or COPD

Latest evidence on the prevalence and impact of incorrect technique, plus checklists for using each inhaler correctly

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Intranasal Spray Technique

An overview of current evidence for optimal technique when administering intranasal sprays, which are used in the long-term management of allergic rhinitis.

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Asthma–COPD overlap

A new evidence-based resource for primary care health professionals to help diagnose and manage patients with asthma–COPD overlap.

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Asthma Adherence

aims to assist those involved in asthma care to understand more about adherence and the factors affecting it, both as a patient issue and an asthma management issue.

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Patient Centred Health Care in Primary Care

This discussion paper deals with some of the practical ways in which primary care services including general practice, allied health services and community pharmacy can incorporate principles of patient-centred care.

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Availability of salbutamol nebules - Important update for health professionals

Salbutamol inhalation solution 2.5mg/2.5mL now available, following supply shortage that was anticipated until mid-2024.