A cigarette-shaped nicotine inhaler has become the first of its kind to be licensed by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
A comprehensive antibiotic stewardship programme at a New York city hospital saved money, reduced drug-resistant infections and led to an increase in the reporting of adverse events.
OTC medicines: a breakdownSubscription
Sales of over-the-counter medicines totalled £2.45bn in 2013, up by £52.3m compared with the previous year.
Many aspects of pharmacy will be affected if Scotland becomes an independent country.
Protein aggregation: formulating a problemSubscription
A better understanding of the interactions between therapeutic proteins and silicone oils, air bubbles and other particles inside prefilled syringes is prompting new approaches to formulation and syringe design.
How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.
Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription
How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.
New priorities for palliative careSubscription
The Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by five new principles for palliative care, which have a significant impact on pharmacy practice.
Just under 2,000 attendees gathered in Bangkok for the 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (31 August-4 September). The theme of this year’s congress is “Access to medicines and pharmacists today, better outcomes tomorrow”.
Hamish Wilson, the Vice Chair of Healthcare Improvement in Scotland, and Alpana Mair, the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, discuss the future of the Prescription for Excellence programme in Scotland, how they plan to help pharmacists expand their clinical role and the possible impact of the Scottish referendum.
Helen Caley was interviewed for her hospital preregistration placement this time last year. Here, she shares her tips and advice.
If you’ve been thinking about submitting your application for the RPS Faculty, these tips may serve as a helpful starting point
Jenny Bryan takes a look at the discovery of carbapenem antibiotics and their role as the last line of defence against drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.
Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.
New opportunities for professional advancement continue to be made available to pharmacists but when it comes to professionalism, individuals must reflect on their own appetite for development.
It was with incredulity that I read the reported comments of Scotland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer on the removal of science from the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014:293:234). Given the enormous challenges of future healthcare provision, with escalating costs of medicines, an aging population, growing antimicrobial resistance ...