More training needed in insomnia OTC treatment

A recent study has found that the treatment of insomnia complaints in community pharmacies is sub-optimal compared to national recommended standards.

The study, published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, was the first of its kind to examine the management of both direct product and symptom-based OTC insomnia requests in Australia.

A sample of 100 randomly selected south-east Queensland community pharmacies were used to observe and record in-store

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