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Weekly Comment

Every month Pharmacy Daily recruits an industry professional to be our guest columnist and supply the industry with general information about their profession or service, which features in the issue each Monday.
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Weekly comment

Posted: Mon 22 Feb 16

Weekly Comment – 22 Feb 16 : Addressing antidepressant expectations


APPROXIMATELY 50% of people with depression respond to treatment with the first antidepressant trialled.


Posted: Mon 15 Feb 16

Weekly Comment 15 Feb 16 : Supporting antidepressant adherence


Suboptimal medicine use as a barrier to successfully treating a medical condition is something all pharmacists are familiar with.


Posted: Mon 08 Feb 16

Weekly Comment – 8 Feb 16 : Antidepressant discontinuation symptoms


DISCONTINUATION symptoms can be experienced by any patient taking an antidepressant, particularly after reducing or skipping a dose or stopping their medication.


Posted: Mon 01 Feb 16

Weekly Comment – 1 Feb 16 : Beyond antidepressants


MOST patients I speak to want to know if there are non-drug options to manage their conditions.


Posted: Mon 25 Jan 16

Weekly Comment – 25 Jan 16 : How diversified is your portfolio?


A RECENT survey by Investment Trends found that the average self-directed investor in Australia holds shares in just 18 companies with a large portion to a few stocks, namely the big four banks, Telstra and BHP since they represent almost 50% of the market.


Posted: Mon 18 Jan 16

Weekly Comment 18 Jan 16 – Don’t believe the “experts”


Stock market analysts are renowned for their alarmist predictions and it can be tempting to let their well-articulated views influence your investment strategy.


Posted: Mon 11 Jan 16

Weekly Comment – 11 Jan 16 : How to save an extra $2,000 in 2016


AS WE enter the New Year, many of us, for better or worse, will attempt to make New Year’s resolutions.


Posted: Mon 04 Jan 16

Weekly Comment – 4 Jan 16 : Time to retrain your investment brain


BEHAVIOURAL finance is a relatively recent field that combines psychology with economics to explain why people make poor financial decisions.