David Reddy: delivery of new anti-malaria drugs to developing countries is vital in fight against the diseaseSubscription
David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture’s chief executive officer, discusses developments in the fight against the disease ahead of World Malaria Day on 25 April.
The European Medicines Agency is recommending that edoxaban be made available for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism.
Drugs developed to improve erectile dysfunction have improved sexual function and activity in 80% of users, but did not translate into satisfaction with sex and relationships for older men, a study has found.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for new melanoma treatment nivolumab.
Pharmacy’s professional regulator has launched a survey to discover how pharmacists and patients define patient-centred care.
Complete the CPD modules and receive your certificate from The Pharmaceutical Journal.
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.
Osteoarthritis: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription
The diagnosis of the degenerative disorder osteoarthritis is based on clinical signs and risk factors.
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.
The British Medical Association’s council chairman Mark Porter talks campaigns, seven-day working and the potential for greater pharmacist involvement in prescribing issues in general practice.
When it comes to developing policy, politicians should heed the best available evidence. Election promises should be no different.
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.
Preparing a research poster for a conferenceSubscription
Displaying a poster at a conference is a good way to disseminate your research. This guide will explain how to create an effective poster and the pitfalls to avoid.
New research indicates there is no harmful association between the MMR vaccine and autism, even among children already at high risk for the condition.
For patients with neuropathic pain, average daily pain scores were reduced significantly more with combination therapy than with either nortriptyline or morphine alone.
Treatment with cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency for patients with certain epilepsy conditions, research suggests.
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.
Yawning is contagious, even between members of different species. But why is it that we need to yawn?
Pharmacist David Edgar Herold helped John Wilkes Booth to escape after he had assassinated Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865.
Everyone has a distorted view of their own body, according to recent research. Drinking alcohol, or believing you have drunk alcohol, can alter your self-perception further.
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.
Welsh health board says Faculty membership will show its pharmacists “are working to the highest level”.
Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to speak to a pharmacist. Stephen Robinson asks why and looks at what can be done to increase referrals.
Workload pressures must be addressedSubscription
Much has been written about the role pharmacy can play in relieving pressures on the NHS — being an integral part of accident and emergency departments and GP surgeries, developing public health services and improving interfaces between primary and secondary care. This is welcome news because the NHS has historically undervalued the role that we can play in improving and maintaining the public’s health. However, there is a huge hurdle to these becoming a reality, which we collectively ...
Ensuring pharmacy’s voice is heardSubscription
As an English Pharmacy Board member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) for the past three years, I have worked hard with colleagues to ensure that pharmacy’s voice is heard by those who matter in the NHS, the government and the royal colleges.