Patients more likely to stick to using generic rather than brand-name statins, US study suggestsSubscription
The use of generic statins generally led to better health outcomes for patients than those using brand-name drugs, a study showed – because the lower cost of the generic version usually meant better adherence.
England’s health technology body will not push ahead with its proposed introduction of value-based assessments — including burden of illness and societal impact — in the evaluation of new drugs for use by the NHS.
With a total of 90 representatives from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon at this year’s FIP congress in Thailand, Ebola was a recurrent theme.
Pharmaceutical industry pays £150m back to NHS Subscription
Still feeling the Vioxx painSubscription
Ten years after Vioxx was abruptly withdrawn from the market, its story is still affecting society’s perception of the drug regulatory system and the safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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.
The causes and treatments for a condition that affects six out of ten people at any time.
Driving after taking drugs and medicinesSubscription
Find out how new drug driving rules coming into force from March 2015 will affect your patients.
How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.
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”.
Pharmacist Mark Magas lectures students from a wide range of healthcare professions, including paramedics, midwives and nurses.
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.
Marmite contains a high concentration of thiamine. Roger Poole explains why soldiers in World War I had to eat it — like it or not.
A new sensor, implanted into the eye, may help glaucoma sufferers monitor their condition better
In order to meet the evolving needs of patients, the pharmaceutical profession needs to evolve too.
There are ways to make community pharmacists more accessible to meet patient demand.
The Pharmacy Show is the UK’s largest CPD training, education and sourcing event for community and hospital pharmacy. Now in its 8th year, it takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th October in Hall 19, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham (Postcode for Sat Nav; B40 1NT). With five FREE conference streams, social and networking events, and thousands of specialist pharmacy products and services from more than 400 premier suppliers, the Pharmacy Show is unmissable for pharmacy contractors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, counter staff and pharmacy buyers.
Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.
I was disappointed to read the unhelpful and divisive report in The Pharmaceutical Journal (online, 9 September 2014) suggesting that I favour the removal of science from the undergraduate pharmacy programme. Nothing could be further from the truth. In response to a question at the RPS conference on how I would change the undergraduate pharmacy degree I was quoted ...
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.