Iron deficiency anaemia: basic managementSubscription
Miss Bones, a 36-year-old woman, asks for your advice in the pharmacy. She is very active, eats a balanced vegetarian diet, and is a committed club-level hockey player. She has noticed that she has much less energy and has found her training sessions more challenging in the last couple of months. She is also now finding she has less energy at work and is uncharacteristically irritable.
During conflicts, humanitarian bodies not only face the obvious security risks of reaching people in need, they also have to deal with the growing bureaucracy involved in getting medicines to them.
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How to treat the symptoms of the most common cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults.
Hypertension: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor associated with death in the world but is largely asymptomatic and often undetected in patients.
Inhaled corticosteroids: managing side effectsSubscription
Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed but need careful management to minimise the risk of side effects.
Careful titration of the skeletal muscle relaxant tizanidine is required to avoid dose-related hypotension, and its serum levels can be increased by drugs that inhibit CYP1A2.
Resource to help you learn about self-careSubscription
‘Handbook of non-prescription drugs: an interactive approach to self-care 18th edition’, editor in chief Daniel L. Krinsky.
The proposed changes to the laws on dispensing errors are a step in the right direction but more needs to be done to remove the threat of prosecution from pharmacists.
Supporting vulnerable patients with addictionSubscription
In her role as an advanced pharmacist in addictions, Elizabeth Marr supports patients who often face prejudice in society. Here, she describes the challenges she faces.
The pharmacy department at Watford General Hospital recently introduced longer weekend working hours. Operational manager Sue Schechter describes how they made the changes without causing too much disruption to the staff.
Gaps in pharmaceutical care in hospitals at weekends can’t be filled with existing staffing and resources, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Prescription charging is an inequitable tax well past its expiry date, argues Sultan Dajani, treasurer of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and English Pharmacy Board member.
The US Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked the approval of the first histone deacetylase inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma.
Pharmacists in India to alert customers to maximum price they can be charged for medicinesSubscription
Medicines regulators in India have put forward proposals to ensure that consumers know the maximum price that they should be charged for certain medicines.
The number of complaints about medicines advertising made to the safety regulator fell by a third in 2014, according to official figures released on 24 February 2015.
Health and social care services in Greater Manchester are preparing to break away from centralised control, following a devolution settlement with the UK government.
A smartphone app that offers up-to-date antibiotic prescribing advice to hospital doctors has won the infection control category in the annual NHS Innovation Challenge Awards.
A literature review has found that pharmacists operate within a highly-regulated environment that creates the potential for moral distress to occur.
An economic modelling study published in Ophthalmology suggests that wider use of ranibizumab could help prevent sight loss in thousands of US adults with diabetic eye disease.
Five years of creatine at a dose of 10mg/day does not slow disease progression in patients with early, stable Parkinson’s disease, a study published in JAMA shows.
Pharmacy student Rutendo Muzambi describes her experience of working at a spinal injury centre in New Delhi, India
Removing objects from young children’s noses can be challenging. ‘Watch and wait’ and the ‘parent’s kiss’ are two techniques available.
Research suggests that patients undergoing surgery experience less anxiety and pain when they are distracted.
Small simple chain antibodies from sharks may be used to generate lead compounds in inflammatory disease and cancer.
Fourth-year pharmacy student Alisha Sodhi shares her advice for securing adhoc shadowing experiences and placements in hospitals
The way pharmacists work will not changeSubscription
I wish to comment on Brian Curwain’s letter on the government’s proposal to decriminalise dispensing errors (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:211). I am not convinced that the decriminalisation of dispensing ...
Prescription charge system doesn’t make senseSubscription
I was interested to read that the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for wholesale reform of the NHS prescription charge system (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:189). I was surprised to read that 36% of community pharmacists, GPs and nurses think that the current system is acceptable and appropriate.