Regulatory agencies in the United States take less time to approve new cancer drugs than those in Europe or Canada, according to new research.
Community pharmacists are unlikely to face a fitness-to-practise hearing if they report a patient safety incident that occurred in their pharmacy, regulators say.
It will no longer be compulsory for pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UK to report all suspected adverse drug reactions in children to the Yellow Card scheme, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has announced.
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Just under 2,000 attendees gathered in Bangkok for the 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (31 August-4 September). The theme of this year’s congress is “Access to medicines and pharmacists today, better outcomes tomorrow”.
The importance of formal appraisals and how to implement them in a community pharmacy setting.
Hamish Wilson, the Vice Chair of Healthcare Improvement in Scotland, and Alpana Mair, the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, discuss the future of the Prescription for Excellence programme in Scotland, how they plan to help pharmacists expand their clinical role and the possible impact of the Scottish referendum.
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Research has highlighted potential pitfalls of using electronic systems for prescribing.
Students can learn important skills from interprofessional experiential education.
The Pharmacy Show is the UK’s largest CPD training, education and sourcing event for community and hospital pharmacy. Now in its 8th year, it takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th October in Hall 19, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham (Postcode for Sat Nav; B40 1NT). With five FREE conference streams, social and networking events, and thousands of specialist pharmacy products and services from more than 400 premier suppliers, the Pharmacy Show is unmissable for pharmacy contractors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, counter staff and pharmacy buyers.
Paediatric medicines research
Reforms to undergraduate pharmacy education must reflect the clinical future of pharmacy while ensuring a strong scientific foundation.
The Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC) was disappointed to see reports in The Pharmaceutical Journal (9 September 2014) of Bill Scott’s comments at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference, which asserted a need to remove the science from the MPharm to focus on healthcare. The PhSC represents 27 schools of ...