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Emergency oxygen treatment is used two million times a year by ambulance services, and almost one in five hospital patients in the UK are being treated with oxygen at any one time.

Oxygen therapy: emergency use and long term treatmentSubscription

Emergency oxygen treatment is used two million times a year by ambulance services, and almost one in five hospital patients in the UK are being treated with oxygen at any one time.

A combination therapy of two drugs that target the most common genetic mutation responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF) has been given a licence in the United States. In the image, a CT scan of a patient with cystic fibrosis (axial view)

Cystic fibrosis therapy approved by US Food and Drug AdministrationSubscription

A combination therapy of two drugs that target the most common genetic mutation responsible for cystic fibrosis has been given a licence in the United States.

GP practices in England will employ around 300 pharmacists to provide clinical care in a £15m pilot, NHS England has announced. In the image, Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive

NHS England launches £15m pilot to employ pharmacists in GP practicesSubscription

GP practices in England will employ around 300 pharmacists to provide clinical care in a £15m pilot, NHS England has announced.

Commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs can influence moral decisions, according to a recent study. People given the antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others

Psychiatric drugs can affect moral decisions about willingness to harmSubscription

Commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs can influence moral decisions about self-harm or inflicting harm on others, according to new research.

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons for using antibiotics in both primary and secondary care. Escherichia coli (micrograph pictured) is still the most common causative organism

Urinary tract infection: management in elderly patientsSubscription

Around 10% of older people, and almost a third of care home residents, develop a urinary tract infection each year.

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Challenging behaviour is any non-verbal, verbal of physical behaviour which makes it difficult to deliver good care safely. It includes grabbing, biting, punching, or self-injury. In the image, an aggressive patient is restrained to a hospital bed

Tranquillisation of patients with aggressive or challenging behaviourSubscription

Although never the first option, rapid tranquillisation may be required to ensure patient and staff safety when a patient exhibits violent behaviour.

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‘Vitamania: our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection’ by Catherine Price

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‘Vitamania: our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection’ by Catherine Price.

A new EU system enables the public to verify websites that sell medicines. But it will only work if people know about it and want to use a legal site. In the image, logo of the EU online pharmacy verification

Public needs to understand the risks of purchasing medicines onlineSubscription

A new EU system enables the public to verify websites that sell medicines, but it will only work if people know about it and want to use a legal site.

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Antimicrobial pharmacist Shilpa Jethwa (pictured) takes part in antimicrobial bench rounds at Northwick Park hospital in London. The rounds were introduced to help promote the prudent use of antimicrobials

Promoting antimicrobial stewardship in a hospital labSubscription

Bench rounds at Northwick Park Hospital help promote the prudent use of antimicrobials.

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Breaking the cycle of heroin addiction. With rates of heroin addiction stubbornly high, there is still debate about how best to treat those hooked on the drug.

Heroin abuse: breaking the cycleSubscription

With rates of heroin addiction stubbornly high, there is still debate about how best to treat those hooked on the drug.

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Researchers have developed an assay to monitor the effects of drug candidates on endoplasmic reticulum (pictured) function

Assay screens compounds that target the endoplasmic reticulumSubscription

Researchers have developed an assay to monitor the effects of compounds on endoplasmic reticulum function, finding a potential drug candidate for type 2 diabetes.

Menopausal women frequently report cognitive deficits. A new therapy to address these deficits may be on the horizon, with promising early results for the psychostimulant lisdexamfetamine, which is used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

Promising early results for lisdexamfetamine as treatment for symptoms of menopauseSubscription

The psychostimulant lisdexamfetamine could help women who experience cognitive deficits associated with the menopause.

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Drug breweries of the future

Genetically modified yeasts could soon provide a source of opiates and other drugs previously only obtainable from plants.

Anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Adding a fish-shaped piece of iron to cooking pots has helped to tackle the problem in Cambodia. In the image, three iron fishes provided by the Lucky Iron Fish company

Tackling anaemia with iron fish

Anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Adding a fish-shaped piece of iron to cooking pots has helped to tackle the problem in Cambodia.

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Mair Davies will continue as chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after being re-elected by members of the board on 1 July.

Mair Davies re-elected as Welsh Pharmacy Board chairSubscription

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Welsh board elects chair and vice-chair at meeting in Cardiff.

Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board of the RPS and Scotland director Alex MacKinnon. Pharmacy organisations have called for community pharmacists in Scotland and Wales to be granted access to the summary care record (SCR)

Pharmacists in Scotland and Wales call for 'parity' of records access following England roll-out plansSubscription

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Pharmacists call for the level of access to patient records to be aligned across the UK.

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BPSA wants full speed ahead with move to five-year pharmacy courseSubscription

The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) fully supports the move to a five-year integrated pharmacy degree. We believe that this is essential in order to continue to train pharmacists who are fit for purpose at the point of qualification in a fast-moving and increasingly challenging profession.

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Pharmaceutical Care Award winners 2015 discuss their primary care projectVideo

The winners of the Pharmaceutical Care Award 2015 discuss their primary care project.

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Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015

Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014

A closer look at all the finalist pharmaceutical care projects that were presented at the 23rd annual Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2015 held on 18 June in London. The awards recognise innovation and good practice in pharmaceutical care. They are jointly organised by The Pharmaceutical Journal and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and are supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

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Reader's comment

The ongoing negotiations in a similar deal, the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU are also being held in secret are something we in the UK should be very wary about. Intellectual property and medicinal regulation are also being discussed which means we should take interest but the lack of attention in the mainstream media and clandestine nature of the talks prove there are things the lobbyists and negotiators don't want us to know about.

Mark Bury Free trade agreements play a dangerous game with public health