Boosting drugs manufacture in poor countries will improve health outcomes, UN investment forum toldSubscription
Increasing pharmaceutical production in poor countries — especially in sub-Saharan Africa — could improve access to affordable medicines, experts say.
An age-old treatment has shown remarkable clinical cure rates for Clostridium difficile infection, achieving far better outcomes than antimicrobial therapy.
There are still major gaps in delivering effective treatments to patients suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a report finds.
The management of lymphomas involves a range of different chemotherapy schedules, with novel medicines emerging and offering better treatment options.
Lymphomas are some of the most common cancers in the UK, with a wide variation in disease progression and prognosis between subtypes.
How pharmacy teams can reduce the risk of falls in elderly people by identifying risk factors and managing medicines.
More research needs to be done to examine why women are under-represented in senior roles in the profession.
Fat: friend or foe?Subscription
Why saturated fat could actually be good for you.
Test your knowledge of pharmacokinetics Subscription
Putting your skills in pharmacokinetic equations to the test.
MOOCing a change — using online courses to enhance your learning and reach a wider audienceSubscription
Massive open online courses present learners with a new way to access information and interact with other participants. Setting one up can help you reach a diverse global audience.
Superintendent pharmacist Omar El-Gohary enjoys the challenge of combining medicines, business and technology expertise in his role at online pharmacy Chemist Direct.
Should pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?Subscription
As the UK sees the massive growth of vapers, the e-cigarette industry and pharmacy leaders debate the merits of selling e-cigarettes in pharmacies at the Pharmacy Show.
Local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) should consider merging to improve their chances of winning bids for services from commissioning bodies.
Supporting women in healthcare leadership rolesSubscription
A Royal Pharmaceutical Society event encourages women in pharmacy to pursue senior leadership roles.
A new generation of RPS members is invigorating local practice forums in Wales, says Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board.
The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease is by far the biggest on record in terms of numbers of people affected and geographical spread. It is also the first time the disease has spread through a large urban environment. Since it began in Guinea in December 2013, it has spread to Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
A project that aims to benchmark pharmacy-related productivity in the NHS raises concerns for pharmacists.
Researchers are investigating a number of ways to combat the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, including using existing drugs.
Creating a culture of whistleblowing for pharmacists Subscription
How do we improve the treatment of whistleblowers in the healthcare sector?
Scientists have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin which could have implications for the delivery of medicines.
Visual acuity improved in the eyes of patients with macular degeneration being treated with embryonic stem cells.
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting (PTAS) and medical therapy is linked with a higher risk of stroke than medical therapy alone.
HEFCE and HEE have announced that they will not be introducing a cap on pharmacy student numbers. Sultan Khan explains why he disagrees with this decision.
Sandra Gidley reports on the discussions she led at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference.
E-cigarettes in pharmaciesSubscription
I attended this year’s Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5–6 October 2014 and saw a large number of exhibitors flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. How can pharmacists encourage patients to give up smoking while at the same time promote the sale of e-cigarettes? My local Boots pharmacy has a display stand of e-cigarettes right next to the dispensary and ...
Integrating science into practiceSubscription
I agree with other correspondents that science is integral to pharmacy practice but we also need to balance our application-to-practice credentials with our scientific background.
Thomas Henry Thacker diesSubscription
Wednesday 12 November: NewportSubscription
Janice Try diesSubscription
Thursday 11 December: SE and SW LondonSubscription