With England facing increased levels of scarlet fever for the second consecutive year, find out how to identify and treat this communicable disease.
Statins have been a mainstay of heart attack and stroke prevention for the past 20 years, but the race is on to bring a new drug to market that targets an enzyme called PCSK9.
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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.
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.
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.
Shortcomings of the US healthcare systemSubscription
‘Doctored: the disillusionment of an American physician’ by Sandeep Jauhar.
Gaps in access to palliative care services mean that many patients with life-limiting illnesses miss out on support they need, but there is much to learn about people’s experiences at the end of life.
Supporting pharmacist prescribers in the UKSubscription
Pharmacist prescribers in the North East of England were asked to explain what they used their qualification for and what problems they face. David Gibson describes what the survey showed.
If a complaint is brought against a pharmacist in the UK, what can he or she expect from the fitness-to-practise process? Ailsa Colquhoun explains.
As the RPS Faculty prepares to accept the first pharmacists with less than ten years’ experience, Stephen Robinson explores the views of those applicants about to undergo their final assessment.
Following reports of dissatisfaction with pre-registration training, Claire Anderson, English Pharmacy Board member, and Tom Gray, head of professional and clinical leadership at the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy, ask whether the programme is fit for purpose.
Incentives are needed to encourage the development of new medicines to tackle diseases that disproportionately affect the poor, says the World Health Organization.
A potent type of antibody therapy trialled in HIV patients for the first time has been shown to reduce the amount of virus in patients’ blood.
Safeguarding patients against the risk of bleeding is a vital role for pharmacists when dealing with patients taking new oral anticoagulants.
Study reveals that 5.8% of primary-school children (10–11 years) and 12.3% of secondary school children (11–16 years) have used e-cigarettes.
The anti-cancer agent imatinib at very low doses mimics a physiological innate response to infection in the bone marrow, research shows.
A major research venture has yielded two antibiotic regimens for treating severe infections that can be administered in the outpatient setting.
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.
Research has shown that dogs can detect volatile compounds in human breath that indicate different types of cancer. Prototype ‘electronic noses’, such as the Na-Nose, can also detect cancer from patients’ exhaled breath.
The research project, undertaken by pharmacy students in their final year, helps individuals to learn fundamental skills for their future careers, argue Joanne Hainsworth and Patrick To.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
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.
Unnecessary visits to A&E will continue to occurSubscription
I wish to comment on Adam Pattison Rathbone’s blog ‘Could pharmacists be part of the A&E problem?’ (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:385).
I welcome and support the recent announcement that the Independent Pharmacy Federation (IPF) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) are to merge to create a single representative and support organisation under the NPA banner. This has long been an ambition and it is good news for the sector. This will provide a single voice for the owners of independent pharmacies (in England through the channel of Pharmacy Voice) and will ensure that there is a much needed clarity of purpose and ...