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Burns: assessment and treatmentSubscription
Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.
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.
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.
Global vaccination efforts must be stepped up to break the chain of preventable diseasesSubscription
Getting vaccination rates back on track must be prioritised at a global level to stop further outbreaks of preventable diseases.
NHS finances and staffing are typically prominent in UK general election campaigns, but there is a distinct lack of vision around the NHS’s workforce challenges and the impact that pharmacists can make.
After 20 years working in the NHS, Trudi Hilton became a humanitarian aid pharmacist and has since worked in disaster areas and developing countries all over the world. Now she is trying to demonstrate the value of a pharmacist to UK charities that work abroad.
How to enhance a pharmacy CVSubscription
Aside from checking for typos and being truthful about your qualifications, what can pharmacists do to ensure that their CV stands out from the competition? Sasa Jankovic looks at the skills and information to include.
Olaparib, a drug approved for the treatment of women with ovarian cancer who have inherited BRCA mutations, also benefits men with prostate cancer.
New research suggests that the anticonvulsant drug phenytoin, usually used in epilepsy, can help prevent nerve damage caused by acute optic neuritis in patients with MS.
Smokers who used e-cigarettes were less likely to have quit or reduced their cigarette consumption compared with those who had never used e-cigarettes, research suggests.
Researchers in America have developed some bioplastics, made with albumin, soy or whey, that have antibacterial properties.
Opossums have a naturally high level of immunity to certain types of snake venom. The opossum peptide responsible for this immunity has potential as an antivenom.
The current application process for students trying to secure pre-registration places is inefficient, says Adenrele Komolafe. Here, he describes a new UCAS-style system to help solve the problem.
Although coconut oil is high in saturated fats, there is research to indicate that some types may be beneficial for health and weight loss.
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.
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.
Pharmacists are to receive support tools and guidance as part of a planned update to the national prescribing framework.
As the UK heads to the polls on 7 May facing an uncertain political landscape, former Liberal Democrat MP and English Pharmacy Board vice-chair Sandra Gidley looks at how pharmacy may be affected.
Three issues the RPS must push for Subscription
Ensuring our profession’s message is heard above the cacophony of national pre-general election caterwauling is going to be a huge task, especially when we already find it hard to be commissioned for services. Nevertheless, despite the election frenzy and the media’s focus on the wiff-waff of political squabbles, negativity, pointless arguments and counter arguments between the political parties, we must grasp this opportunity to bring pharmacy issues to the fore.
Having more pharmacists should be an opportunitySubscription
With the shortage of GPs and other healthcare professionals well recognised, pharmacy should take advantage of the rising number of pharmacists and see this as a valuable opportunity to gain funding for new roles and services.