Three notable schools of pharmacy in the UK, US and Australia are working together to change education, pharmaceutical research and professional practice.
The first treatment in Europe available for patients with the rare bone disease hypophosphatasia is a step closer following a recommendation from the medicines safety watchdog.
Pocket-sized patient information cards that warn patients to temporarily stop taking specific medicines if they have a dehydrating illness are being introduced across Scotland.
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Hormonal contraception: practice-based case studies Subscription
The wide range of hormonal contraception available means that patients can present with a range of problems or concerns that require advice or assessment
A wide range of hormonal contraception is available, giving women greater choice in selecting a method appropriate for them.
Emergency oxygen treatment is used two million times a year by ambulance services, and almost one in five hospital patients in the UK are being treated with oxygen at any one time.
Although never the first option, rapid tranquillisation may be required to ensure patient and staff safety when a patient exhibits violent behaviour.
Warts and verrucas: assessment and treatmentSubscription
Lesions caused by human papilloma virus often do not require treatment, but need to be assessed to rule out more serious conditions.
‘Handbook of drug administration via enteral feeding tubes: third edition’, by Rebecca White and Vicky Bradnam.
Public health could be sacrificed in large trade pacts that are discussed in secrecy.
In 2016, pre-registration trainees will sit the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment in a new format. Johanne Barry, who writes assessment questions for the GPhC, explains how tutors can make sure their trainees are ready.
How to prepare a proposal for pharmacy researchSubscription
A research proposal is often necessary to secure the required funding or resources. Cathy Geeson explains what to consider when putting a proposal together.
Researchers have developed an assay to monitor the effects of compounds on endoplasmic reticulum function, finding a potential drug candidate for type 2 diabetes.
The psychostimulant lisdexamfetamine could help women who experience cognitive deficits associated with the menopause.
Data on liraglutide’s effects on bone metabolism support its use as an anti-obesity therapy, say researchers.
Anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Adding a fish-shaped piece of iron to cooking pots has helped to tackle the problem in Cambodia.
A new smartphone-based microscope can help to identify the presence of one species of parasitic worm when a patient is being treated for another, to help prevent drug complications.
Treating onion skin cells with sulphuric acid and gold allow them to be used as a muscle simulator.
They may look fantastic, but evidence shows that wearing high heels is bad for your health.
Returning to practice after a long break can be challenging. Usmah Banaros, one of the moderators for the “return to practice” group of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, provides a guide to the process.
Society “fully supports” more pharmacists in patient-facing roles within GP surgeries in Scotland.
RPS national boards elect new chairsSubscription
Chairs and vice-chairs elected in England and Scotland as new and re-elected board members assume positions.
Equipping future pharmacists with resourcesSubscription
Like many pharmacists I found the variation in registration assessment pass rates between institutions interesting, especially in terms of year-on-year variations within institutions. Claire Anderson (The Pharmaceutical Journal
We are writing in response to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) view that the current MPharm degree fails to equip pharmacists for future roles (2015;294:677). To say that this is true would be unfair to current providers of the MPharm where there are some excellent initiatives on helping ...