Study measures impact of epilepsy drugs in uteroSubscription
Women with epilepsy should be warned upon diagnosis that some treatments for the condition may cause adverse effects on the neurodevelopment of unborn babies.
There has been a significant rise in the number of cases of children ingesting the liquid in e-cigarettes, prompting poison experts at Public Health England to warn parents to keep them out of reach.
MPs question the value of the NHS Health CheckSubscription
A report from an influential group of MPs has suggested that the health check programme represented poor policy and may not achieve its intended aims.
With 11.5 million people at risk in the UK, it is essential to recognise the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Find out which interactions are associated with the latest antidiabetic medicines.
The management of lymphomas involves a range of different chemotherapy schedules, with novel medicines emerging and offering better treatment options.
Q&A: Ensuring vaccine safety is no easy taskSubscription
Patrick LF Zuber, group leader for global vaccine safety at the World Health Organization, talks about vaccine safety, the Ebola vaccine and new vaccines in the pipeline.
More research needs to be done to examine why women are under-represented in senior roles in the profession.
Fat: friend or foe?Subscription
Why saturated fat could actually be good for you.
There are advantages and disadvantages for NHS employees who work only when they are needed. New legislation is set to protect them a little more.
MOOCing a change — using online courses to enhance your learning and reach a wider audienceSubscription
Massive open online courses present learners with a new way to access information and interact with other participants. Setting one up can help you reach a diverse global audience.
Should pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?Subscription
As the UK sees the massive growth of vapers, the e-cigarette industry and pharmacy leaders debate the merits of selling e-cigarettes in pharmacies at the Pharmacy Show.
Local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) should consider merging to improve their chances of winning bids for services from commissioning bodies.
Supporting women in healthcare leadership rolesSubscription
A Royal Pharmaceutical Society event encourages women in pharmacy to pursue senior leadership roles.
A new generation of RPS members is invigorating local practice forums in Wales, says Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board.
The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease is by far the biggest on record in terms of numbers of people affected and geographical spread. It is also the first time the disease has spread through a large urban environment. Since it began in Guinea in December 2013, it has spread to Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Psilocybin, the compound that makes mushrooms magic, is showing promise as a treatment for several psychiatric illnesses.
A project that aims to benchmark pharmacy-related productivity in the NHS raises concerns for pharmacists.
Researchers are investigating a number of ways to combat the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, including using existing drugs.
Creating a culture of whistleblowing for pharmacists Subscription
Gene therapy: a treatment coming of ageSubscription
Anti-inflammatory treatments have an effect on depression and depressive symptoms, a systematic review of trials finds.
Researchers have found that tannic acid is able to act against Staphylococcus aureus, a major cause of infection in cystic fibrosis.
A vaccine being developed to protect against human respiratory syncytial virus may offer hope in preventing this major cause of infant infection.
Roger Poole tells the spooky story of the pharmacist who hanged himself after accidentally poisoning his apprentice.
HEFCE and HEE have announced that they will not be introducing a cap on pharmacy student numbers. Sultan Khan explains why he disagrees with this decision.
E-cigarettes in pharmaciesSubscription
I attended this year’s Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5–6 October 2014 and saw a large number of exhibitors flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. How can pharmacists encourage patients to give up smoking while at the same time promote the sale of e-cigarettes? My local Boots pharmacy has a display stand of e-cigarettes right next to the dispensary and ...
Integrating science into practiceSubscription
I agree with other correspondents that science is integral to pharmacy practice but we also need to balance our application-to-practice credentials with our scientific background.