David Reddy: delivery of new anti-malaria drugs to developing countries is vital in fight against the diseaseSubscription
David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture’s chief executive officer, discusses developments in the fight against the disease ahead of World Malaria Day on 25 April.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for new melanoma treatment nivolumab.
Scientists have developed a therapy that could outsmart cancer cells that have become immune to certain treatments, according to a study published in Cancer Cell.
What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month.
A new prescription analysis system for community pharmacists in the UK has been launched by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the National Pharmacy Association.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has issued guidance on the provision of non-traditional services when patients may not have face-to-face contact with a pharmacist.
Complete the CPD modules and receive your certificate from The Pharmaceutical Journal.
A wide range of drug classes are used to treat osteoarthritis, although there is a lack of detailed guidance because of the variable nature of the condition.
Osteoarthritis: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription
The diagnosis of the degenerative disorder osteoarthritis is based on clinical signs and risk factors.
Mixing medicines: how to ensure patient safetySubscription
Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place.
With England facing increased levels of scarlet fever for the second consecutive year, find out how to identify and treat this communicable disease.
How to avoid potential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with the latest medicines for managing constipation.
When it comes to developing policy, politicians should heed the best available evidence. Election promises should be no different.
Ahead of the UK public going to the polls on 7 May in the 2015 general election, the three largest political parties in Westminster respond to questions on the big issues in healthcare and pharmacy.
Preparing a research poster for a conferenceSubscription
Displaying a poster at a conference is a good way to disseminate your research. This guide will explain how to create an effective poster and the pitfalls to avoid.
There are 496 distance-selling pharmacy websites currently registered in the UK. What do pharmacists who want to set up their own online pharmacy need to know?
For patients with neuropathic pain, average daily pain scores were reduced significantly more with combination therapy than with either nortriptyline or morphine alone.
Treatment with cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency for patients with certain epilepsy conditions, research suggests.
Study reveals that 5.8% of primary school children (10–11 years) and 12.3% of secondary school children (11–16 years) have used e-cigarettes.
Researchers in Illinois have found that rodent enamel is similar in structure to human enamel. This model could help to improve current fluoride treatment and dental health in humans.
Yawning is contagious, even between members of different species. But why is it that we need to yawn?
Pharmacist David Edgar Herold helped John Wilkes Booth to escape after he had assassinated Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865.
Everyone has a distorted view of their own body, according to recent research. Drinking alcohol, or believing you have drunk alcohol, can alter your self-perception further.
Research has shown that dogs can detect volatile compounds in human breath that indicate different types of cancer. Prototype ‘electronic noses’, such as the Na-Nose, can also detect cancer from patients’ exhaled breath.
So, step into the limelight! In this article we review the current thinking in the management of heartburn and acid reflux in community pharmacies, and provide guidance and practical tools for the entire pharmacy team to support a customer-centric approach to care.
Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to speak to a pharmacist. Stephen Robinson asks why and looks at what can be done to increase referrals.
As the RPS Faculty prepares to accept the first pharmacists with less than ten years’ experience, Stephen Robinson explores the views of those applicants about to undergo their final assessment.
The RPS should say no to remote supervisionSubscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) must become robust in defending the current practice where community pharmacists are always present and available in the pharmacy to deliver hands-on pharmaceutical care. I am not against the introduction of technology, and telepharmacy etc have their place. However, the threats are real that, sometime in the future, it may be made possible by legislation for remote supervision to become the norm or that the the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Responsible ...
Consider patients’ biopsychosocial factorsSubscription
In your interview with deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:420), you mention that: “A Cochrane review found that current methods to improve adherence to medicines are not effective and concluded that it is uncertain how adherence to medication can be consistently improved.”