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Cardiac arrest trial will test adrenaline against placebo

Patients suffering from cardiac arrest could be given a placebo injection instead of adrenaline as part of a clinical trial.

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Organ-on-chip technology to revolutionise drug developmentSubscription

Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.

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Pharmacists serve on the front line and back at homeSubscription

Pharmacists were among the men and women who served in the First World War, through enlisting in the army, serving on the home front, or maintaining pharmaceutical services.

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Pharmacists must prepare for new ways of working in the seven-day challengeSubscription

The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.

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Acute management and prevention of gout

Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.

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Over-the-counter treatments for athlete's footSubscription

This fungal skin infection is estimated to affect more than 15% of the world’s population. Make sure your pharmacy team knows how to advise patients in managing this common condition.

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Acne vulgaris Subscription

Acne affects eight out of ten teenagers and can persist into later life. Pharmacists have a wide range of treatments to offer patients.

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Advising young people on a career in healthcareSubscription

A new online programme enables NHS staff to connect with teenagers and help them consider their career options.

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Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014

A closer look at the six finalist pharmaceutical care projects that were presented at the 22nd annual Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 held in London on 19 June.

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Carbapenems have stood the test of time so far but resistance is emergingSubscription

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.

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Non-evidence-based products have no place in community pharmaciesSubscription

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Pharmacists should leave quackery in the past and focus on evidence of efficacy when selling over-the-counter drugs.

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Decision to control tramadol results from learning how it is used or abused

The dangers of addiction to the opioid, which were not anticipated at the drug’s launch, serve as a reminder that pharmacists always have more to learn.

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A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

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Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.

Pharmacists responding to international crisesSubscription

Many pharmacists and companies have made contact with International Health Partners (IHP) over the past few weeks looking for ways to make an impact on the huge need in so many conflict zones and disasters around the world.

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Scientists develop gold nanoparticles to deliver cisplatinSubscription

University of Cambridge scientists have developed gold nanoparticles containing cisplatin as part of a twofold attack on glioblastoma.

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The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription

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Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and finds significant progress has been made.

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Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription

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RPS chief executive Helen Gordon looks at initiatives to provide the professional leadership pharmacists seek.

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A weight off your shouldersSubscription

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Why being overweight does not necessarily mean being unhealthy

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