Older adults who are prescribed benzodiazepines for longer than three months are up to 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates.
Combination therapy Contrave is the third weight loss drug to be approved by the US FDA in recent years.
Ukraine is at risk of a polio outbreak as the war ravaged nation has run out of vaccine stockpiles for the disease, as well as for other infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
OTC medicines: a breakdownSubscription
Sales of over-the-counter medicines totalled £2.45bn in 2013, up by £52.3m compared with the previous year.
Many aspects of pharmacy will be affected if Scotland becomes an independent country.
Protein aggregation: formulating a problemSubscription
A better understanding of the interactions between therapeutic proteins and silicone oils, air bubbles and other particles inside prefilled syringes is prompting new approaches to formulation and syringe design.
How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.
Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription
How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.
New priorities for palliative careSubscription
The Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by five new principles for palliative care, which have a significant impact on pharmacy practice.
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”.
Hamish Wilson, the Vice Chair of Healthcare Improvement in Scotland, and Alpanna 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.
Helen Caley was interviewed for her hospital preregistration placement this time last year. Here, she shares her tips and advice.
If you’ve been thinking about submitting your application for the RPS Faculty, these tips may serve as a helpful starting point
Jenny Bryan takes a look at the discovery of carbapenem antibiotics and their role as the last line of defence against drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.
Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.
The dangers of addiction to the opioid, which were not anticipated at the drug’s launch, serve as a reminder that pharmacists always have more to learn.
I read with interest your learning article on gout (The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2014;293:182). However, I am rather confused over the reference to using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) in the treatment of acute gout. I was always under the impression that ibuprofen should not be used in the treatment of acute gout but in the article ...