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Constipation: managing the condition in adultsSubscription
How to assess patients with constipation and select the right treatment to minimise the risk of complications.
Dialysis: principles and treatment optionsSubscription
How to choose between haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis when starting renal replacement therapy.
Managing ANCA-associated vasculitisSubscription
Treatment of vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies requires immunosuppressive therapies and close monitoring of the patient to manage toxicity.
How to start patients on these common injected anticoagulants and optimise treatment.
Inhaled corticosteroids: managing side effectsSubscription
Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed but need careful management to minimise the risk of side effects.
Preparation for regulatory inspectionsSubscription
‘Rules and guidance for pharmaceutical distributors 2015’.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner discusses promoting the medicines optimisation agenda and shares his views on broader issues affecting pharmacists.
Zahid Latif has worked in drug discovery projects across the UK and now leads efforts to promote innovative medical research collaborations between industry and academia.
Kevin McKenna, head of employment law at Kuits Solicitors in Manchester, explains how changes to laws on flexible working have affected employers and employees.
Creating opportunities in general practice for pharmacists will allow to the profession to adopt a greater clinical role in care, says the English Pharmacy Board chair David Branford.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer warns NHS not to introduce pharmacists in GP surgeries initiative in a “reckless” manner, and says skills and training requirements must be assessed first.
Taking more than one course of some antibiotics is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.
Phenylephrine eye drops do not pose a risk to patient’s cardiovascular health, study findsSubscription
Eye drops containing phenylephrine do not cause clinically significant changes in blood pressure or heart rate, a meta-analysis finds.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has won an Award of Excellence from The Society for News Design (SND) for the redesign of the print magazine.
The meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is to be added to the UK’s national childhood immunisation programme, likely from September 2015.
Mongersen, an investigational agent being developed by Celgene, has been tested in Crohn’s disease and researchers have seen clinical remission in some patients.
Merck reports in a phase I trial that its new monoclonal antibody, tildrakizumab, reduces psoriasis symptoms.
A meta-analysis of the smoking cessation drug varenicline has shown it is associated with an increased risk of sleep disorders and insomnia, but no evidence of an increased risk of suicide.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
Pamela Mason describes research that suggests eating in a confined window of time may help to reduce weight gain.
Recent news stories have suggested that a new probiotic pill could cure both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, much more research is required before these claims can be substantiated, writes Pamela Mason.
People with misophonia experience negative emotions when they hear specific sounds. Separately, phonophobia is the fear of loud sounds.
Swedish men have the lowest level of tobacco-related deaths in Europe. This is likely to be due to their preference for low-nitrosamine oral tobacco (snus) over cigarettes.
Smoking cessation remuneration needs to improveSubscription
According to research by University College London (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:293), the drop in the number of smokers who quit smoking through the NHS Stop Smoking Service was mainly a result of insufficient investment in advertisement for the service. I believe the decline is also caused by the low remuneration ...
I was most agreeably surprised when watching ‘Breakfast’ on BBC to learn that the Royal College of General Practitioners is recommending that every GP practice should have its own pharmacist. Also it was good to see the interview with a pharmacist working in such a practice. From what the pharmacist was saying, it would seem to be the ideal for all parties with the pharmacist managing many long-term patients. He also suggested that such arrangements would mop up the current surplus ...
Utrogestan excipient changeSubscription
Chloromycetin out of stockSubscription
Increase in prescription chargesSubscription
Empagliflozin recommended for NHS useSubscription