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New NHS research internships open to pharmacists

Pharmacists can apply for government funding to enrol in an internship scheme aimed at developing their research skills from autumn 2014.

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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.

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Organ-on-chip technology to revolutionise drug developmentSubscription

Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.

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Pharmacists serve on the front line and back at homeSubscription

Pharmacists were among the men and women who served in the First World War, through enlisting in the army, serving on the home front, or maintaining pharmaceutical services.

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Atrial fibrillation guideline updatesSubscription

How the latest clinical guidelines change the management of a cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1% of adults in the UK.

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Ebola: what pharmacists need to knowSubscription

Pharmacists are ideally placed to help educate the public during the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

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Acute management and prevention of goutSubscription

Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.

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Showcasing life as a community pharmacistSubscription

Teacher-practitioner Elizabeth Scahill divides her time between lecturing university students and training pharmacy staff.

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The Ebola outbreak

International health organizations are struggling to contain the biggest Ebola outbreak on record. 

No more Mr NICE guy… can we continue to afford new cancer medicines?

Consultant cancer pharmacist Steve Williamson speculates on the future of funding to cancer drugs following the announcement of changes to the Cancer Drug Fund

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Fictional pharmaceuticals

Steve Bremer provides a summary of fictional drugs created for television series, books and films.

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Carbapenems have stood the test of time so far but resistance is emergingSubscription

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.

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Pharmacy can help fight against EbolaSubscription

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As West African countries struggle to manage the current Ebola outbreak, more needs to be done internationally to improve the capabilities of the local pharmacy workforce.

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A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

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Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.

Software issues lead to loss for pharmacySubscription

I came across the following dispensed prescriptions the other day while doing a locum shift. They were both essentially computer system problems, but I found them concerning nonetheless.

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Mixed results for heavy metal emissions from e-cigarettesSubscription

Emission of two toxic heavy metals – chromium and nickel – is significantly higher with e-cigarettes than with normal cigarettes, research shows.

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The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription

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Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and finds significant progress has been made.

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Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription

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RPS chief executive Helen Gordon looks at initiatives to provide the professional leadership pharmacists seek.

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A weight off your shouldersSubscription

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Why being overweight does not necessarily mean being unhealthy

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