The World Health Assembly, the decision making body of the World Health Organization, has passed resolution that aims to improve the affordability and accessibility of vaccines.
Primary chemotherapy followed by delayed surgery is an acceptable alternative to primary surgery, the current standard of care, in women with advanced ovarian cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial.
New partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry, academia and politicians are needed to generate new antibiotics and other technologies to fight antimicrobial resistance, according to a global action plan approved by the World Health Assembly.
While patent protection is important for stimulating drug development, a second medical use patent for pregabalin has caused “considerable” work for pharmacies.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has announced the results of the 2015 English Pharmacy Board election, as voter turnout marginally rose but remained low.
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Thyroid dysfunction and drug interactionsSubscription
Correcting thyroid function can require dose adjustment of common medicines to prevent serious complications.
Pharmacological treatment is essential for patients with glaucoma, although patient compliance can be a problem.
With travel to the tropics more common than ever before, viral infections such as dengue fever and chikungunya should be suspected in travellers who develop a fever and fatigue.
Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of counselling with online services need to be addressed to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
Stop illicit tobacco tradeSubscription
The international community must step up and conclude a protocol that could clamp down on tobacco sales outside the regulated supply chain.
Setting up a pharmacy on GP premises: the lawSubscription
Pharmacy owners may have considered locating their businesses on GP premises to increase their dispensing volume. However, they need to ensure they are acting within the law.
How to establish a new clinical pharmacy serviceSubscription
Satinder Bhandal and Jayne Ballinger set up a clinic in 2012 to help patients access new oral anticoagulants safely. They explain how other pharmacists can set up their own clinical services.
New software from Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to contribute to medical research but scientists warn there may be pitfalls.
Researchers are looking at two promising analogues of an old compound with potent antitumour activity, but abandoned because of its toxicity.
A trial has found giving patients a tapered 15-day course of oral steroids can provide a modest improvement in function.
Regular aspirin use may slow the progression of subclinical emphysema through effects on platelet activation or inflammation, say researchers.
Scientists have used an MRI scanner to observe what happens when you crack your knuckles — a process that does not seem to cause ill health effects.
People who stay up late, so-called “night owls”, are more likely to develop particular health issues than those who go to bed early.
Researchers have identified at least 11 genes that influence individuals’ susceptibility to the placebo effect.
The number of usable calories in rice can be lowered by boiling it in water and coconut oil and then cooling it.
An Anglo-Saxon recipe that combines garlic, leeks, wine and ox gall may be a useful antibacterial agent, writes Pam Mason.
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.
David Branford departs the English Pharmacy Board after five years, following a close election result.
Changes in legislation prompt the RPS to publish guidance for pharmacists.
Joining the pharmacy dots will save the NHSSubscription
NHS Chief Executive Simon Stephens published his NHS ‘Five Year Forward View’ in 2014 to almost unanimous acclaim. Now the general election is over, it will be full-steam ahead with the ‘Five Year Forward View’, and we must grasp the opportunity it presents.
‘Yes’ to preventing type 1 diabetesSubscription
I read with excitement Debbie Andalo’s piece about administering oral insulin to children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:472) ...