Headache treatment a pain for pharmacy

Pharmacists often lack the confidence and in-depth knowledge to advise patients on headache pain, a leading clinical pharmacist believes.

Speaking at an industry function in Sydney, sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser, clinical consultant pharmacist Joyce McSwan, an expert in headache treatment, expressed concern about the lack of knowledge the profession has about the causes and treatment of headache.

“I hate to report this, but the fact is that pharmacists’ knowledge about headache is absolutely dire, in general,” she said. “It’s really very