The General Pharmaceutical Council will hold a seminar with the charity Equality Challenge Unit to help investigate why pre-registration pharmacists from a Black-African background have the lowest pass rate for registration assessment.
A London pharmacist’s claim that he was making emergency supplies when he sold prescription-only medicines (POMs) to an undercover reporter was not plausible, a fitness-to-practise (FTP) committee ruled as it struck him off.
Off-label macular degeneration therapy has similar safety to costly licensed drug, study findsSubscription
Bevacizumab is similarly safe to use for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the more expensive ranibizumab, but has a risk of causing gastrointestinal disorders, a Cochrane review has found.
OTC medicines: a breakdownSubscription
Sales of over-the-counter medicines totalled £2.45bn in 2013, up by £52.3m compared with the previous year.
Many aspects of pharmacy will be affected if Scotland becomes an independent country.
Protein aggregation: formulating a problemSubscription
A better understanding of the interactions between therapeutic proteins and silicone oils, air bubbles and other particles inside prefilled syringes is prompting new approaches to formulation and syringe design.
Driving after taking drugs and medicinesSubscription
Find out how new drug driving rules coming into force from March 2015 will affect your patients.
How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.
Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription
How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.
Just under 2,000 attendees gathered in Bangkok for the 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (31 August-4 September). The theme of this year’s congress is “Access to medicines and pharmacists today, better outcomes tomorrow”.
Hamish Wilson, the Vice Chair of Healthcare Improvement in Scotland, and Alpana Mair, the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, discuss the future of the Prescription for Excellence programme in Scotland, how they plan to help pharmacists expand their clinical role and the possible impact of the Scottish referendum.
Various parts of meadowsweet have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. David Walsh explains
It has been suggested that some gut bacteria may influence the food we eat by modifying eating behaviour and influencing dietary choices
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.
The Pharmacy Show is the UK’s largest CPD training, education and sourcing event for community and hospital pharmacy. Now in its 8th year, it takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th October in Hall 19, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham (Postcode for Sat Nav; B40 1NT). With five FREE conference streams, social and networking events, and thousands of specialist pharmacy products and services from more than 400 premier suppliers, the Pharmacy Show is unmissable for pharmacy contractors, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, counter staff and pharmacy buyers.
Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.
New opportunities for professional advancement continue to be made available to pharmacists but when it comes to professionalism, individuals must reflect on their own appetite for development.
It was with incredulity that I read the reported comments of Scotland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer on the removal of science from the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014:293:234). Given the enormous challenges of future healthcare provision, with escalating costs of medicines, an aging population, growing antimicrobial resistance ...