Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Liberia are to visit drug stores and pharmacies to give staff advice about preventing the spread of the Ebola virus.
Warnings on the concomitant use of drugs targeting the renin-angiotensin system and the cardiovascular risk associated with ivabradine are highlighted in the August 2014 update from the British National Formulary.
The recurrence rate of breast cancer in overweight postmenopausal women on hormone therapy was halved when they took daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well done — you have secured a preregistration interview in a hospital. How are you going to make that all-important first impression and secure a job offer? Gill Shelton and colleagues offer an insight into the interview process and the characteristics that the recruiter will be looking for.
Helen Middleton describes how she built her RPS Faculty portfolio
Pharmacy students Shreena Patel and Emily King and pharmacist Barry Jubraj describe ‘STOPIT’, a screening tool to stop inappropriate treatment in older people, and explain why medicines optimisation is so important
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.
Patients and the public could do with more information about the clinical role of pharmacists — but more research is needed, too.
Richard Schmidt (2014;293:151) has provided a well argued response to the central tenet of Graham Phillips’s blog (2014;293:151) about the new General Pharmaceutical Council inspection process — that ...