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When someone, either an adult or child, has problem swallowing pills or capsules, there are some options open to help. In this podcast, a pharmacist and a psychologist join us to talk about liquid formulations, how to disguise the taste of medicine mixed with food, and some techniques that can be used to help with swallowing a whole pill. Deonne Dersch-Mills is the clinical practice leader for pharmacy for paediatrics & neonatology with Alberta Health Services. She is based at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary. The article they talk about is Giving oral medicines and supplements to children - https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m3550 Bonnie J. Kaplan is a semi-retired research psychologist, and professor emerita from the Cumming School of Medicine, Calgary.