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Constipation: managing the condition in adultsSubscription
How to assess patients with constipation and select the right treatment to minimise the risk of complications.
Dialysis: principles and treatment optionsSubscription
How to choose between haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis when starting renal replacement therapy.
How to avoid potential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with the latest medicines for managing constipation.
Managing ANCA-associated vasculitisSubscription
Treatment of vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies requires immunosuppressive therapies and close monitoring of the patient to manage toxicity.
How to start patients on these common injected anticoagulants and optimise treatment.
Changing patients’ lives via technologySubscription
‘The patient will see you now’ by Eric Topol.
‘Selling your pharmacy for all it’s worth’ by Anne Hutchings.
Zahid Latif has worked in drug discovery projects across the UK and now leads efforts to promote innovative medical research collaborations between industry and academia.
Kevin McKenna, head of employment law at Kuits Solicitors in Manchester, explains how changes to laws on flexible working have affected employers and employees.
Creating opportunities in general practice for pharmacists will allow to the profession to adopt a greater clinical role in care, says the English Pharmacy Board chair David Branford.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer warns NHS not to introduce pharmacists in GP surgeries initiative in a “reckless” manner, and says skills and training requirements must be assessed first.
Medicines regulators across Europe have set out their priorities for the next five years in a proposed strategy now out for consultation.
Untapped cost-efficiencies are a barrier to drugs access ‘in Europe and beyond’, says WHOSubscription
A lack of collaboration and pharmacoeconomic analysis is hampering processes aimed at ensuring sustainable access to new drugs in Europe, says the World Health Organization.
EMA fast tracks approval of thyroid cancer drugSubscription
The European Medicines Agency is recommending that Lenvima (lenvatinib) be available across Europe for the treatment of some patients with thyroid cancer.
Superdrug has become the first retailer in the world to sell the 23andMe DNA testing kit in its stores, with the product positioned to reach as many customers as possible.
The meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine is to be added to the UK’s national childhood immunisation programme, likely from September 2015.
Chinese researchers have developed a recombinant adenovirus type-5 vector-based Ebola vaccine shown to be safe and “robustly immunogenic” in a phase I study.
Nanoparticles containing the antibiotic clarithromycin are able to reach Staphylococcus aureus located either in biofilms or inside individual lung cells, find researchers
Mongersen, an investigational agent being developed by Celgene, has been tested in Crohn’s disease and researchers have seen clinical remission in some patients.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
Healthcare professionals can feel traumatised when they make an error. Patsy Edwards describes research she conducted into the emotional impact of errors on practitioners and the support they subsequently received.
Pamela Mason describes research that suggests eating in a confined window of time may help to reduce weight gain.
Recent news stories have suggested that a new probiotic pill could cure both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, much more research is required before these claims can be substantiated, writes Pamela Mason.
People with misophonia experience negative emotions when they hear specific sounds. Separately, phonophobia is the fear of loud sounds.
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 cannot fear the lawSubscription
Roger King wrote to say that law reform, including decriminalising dispensing errors, will not change the way pharmacists work (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:278). I share his view.
Smoking cessation remuneration needs to improveSubscription
According to research by University College London (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:293), the drop in the number of smokers who quit smoking through the NHS Stop Smoking Service was mainly a result of insufficient investment in advertisement for the service. I believe the decline is also caused by the low remuneration ...
New indication for JakaviSubscription
Ethical dilemmas studySubscription
Utrogestan excipient changeSubscription