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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.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner discusses promoting the medicines optimisation agenda and shares his views on broader issues affecting pharmacists.
Do not take medical data at face valueSubscription
‘Doctoring data’ by Malcolm Kendrick.
Kevin McKenna, head of employment law at Kuits Solicitors in Manchester, explains how changes to laws on flexible working have affected employers and employees.
Pharmacists were able to apply for clinical doctoral research Fellowships from the National Institute for Health Research for the first time in 2014, giving them access to funding for an applied healthcare project. With applications for 2015 now open, experts on the process share their advice.
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.
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.
A survey reveals that patients prescribed treatments for acne do not always adhere to their prescribed medicines.
HRT has little if any benefit in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and causes an increase in the risk of stroke and venous thromboembolic events.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
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.
Although eating fish is considered part of a healthy diet, Steve Bremer explains that consuming certain shellfish does come with its own risks.
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 ...
We need to accredit pre-registration tutors Subscription
I am writing in response to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) overhaul of the registration assessment from June 2016. Having attended the GPhC’s stakeholder’s event in London on 3 March 2015, I liked what I saw with respect to the changes being proposed. This change is, indeed, long overdue and the trainees will have to move away from a surface learning approach, where the skill is to search and find information, to a deeper approach where they have to apply the information ...
Empagliflozin recommended for NHS useSubscription
Pomalidomide not recommendedSubscription
Rifaximin recommended for hepatic encephalopathySubscription
Managing medicines in care homes Subscription
Sandostatin LAR new preparationSubscription