PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors induce a higher response rate across a wider range of tumours than other immunotherapies.
Complete the CPD modules and receive your certificate from The Pharmaceutical Journal.
With more than 20,000 patients hospitalised in the UK each year due to food poisoning, quick assessment is essential.
Pipeline November 2014Subscription
The latest approvals and positive opinions from the European Medicines Agency.
How to tailor treatment for patients and ensure optimum management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Improving antimicrobial stewardshipVideoSubscription
Improve your practice and slow the increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance that already cost around 25,000 deaths across Europe each year.
NHS strikes: goodwill is a two-way processSubscription
Dave Thornton explains why the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists supports the industrial strike action over pay.
Not all NHS waste is wasteful Subscription
Amidst the drive for efficiency in the NHS, medicines waste must not be oversimplified.
You have been working in community pharmacy for a few years but are keen to switch to the hospital sector. How likely are you to get the job that you want — and how can you improve your chances of success?
How to become an independent prescriberSubscription
Gaining a non-medical prescribing qualification allows pharmacists to diagnose conditions and prescribe medicines to patients. If you are innovative in your practice and think laterally, many opportunities present themselves, says independent prescriber Anja St Clair Jones.
David Branford, English Pharmacy Board chairman, says the government’s decision not to cap pharmacy student numbers could lower the quality of applicants and lead to greater unemployment levels.
Proposed guideline says pharmacist medication reviews do not provide value for money for the NHS.
Ulf Wiinberg has resigned as chief executive of the Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck after breaching the company’s code of ethics.
The European Medicines Agency has amended its policy on handling declarations of interest to ensure pharmaceutical experts are not unduly excluded.
Methods to improve patients’ adherence to medicines are generally unproven and there is an urgent need to develop more effective approaches, say researchers.
The number of medicines use reviews and new medicine service interventions has risen steadily in England’s community pharmacies.
NHS England issues naloxone warningSubscription
Inappropriate use of naloxone can cause patients severe distress and can be fatal, says NHS England in a Patient Safety Alert.
New research suggests that selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors herald worse outcomes following ischaemic stroke.
Hopes for a vaccine to tackle glioblastoma are bolstered by positive results from a phase I trial reported in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy.
Research findings support a role for memantine as a potential pharmacological treatment for binge-eating disorder.
Benedict Lam looks at an exhibition in London that brings art and science together and spoke to some of the artists to find out their inspiration
The new profiling tool on the YouGov website is entertaining but has the potential to mislead, writes Emma Page
The legacy of abuse can stay with victims for life, writes Chris Chapman, who heard escaped Westboro Baptist Church member Nate Phelps speak last week.
Famous as a post-impressionist artist, unfortunate Toulouse-Lautrec was afflicted with pycnodysostosis. David Walsh explains
David Walsh describes the complicated history of the coca leaf and its use
Déjà vu was the overwhelming reaction I had to the feature on strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014;293:517).
The tide is turning in favour of e-cigarettesSubscription
I recently attended the E-Cigarette Summit at the Royal Society in London on 13 November 2014, which aimed to offer the opportunity for debate around the use of e-cigarettes. I am a locum pharmacist and stop smoking adviser, and in my role I come across many patients who are smokers.
Anna Cichowska, consultant in public health strategy for NHS England and Mark Gilchrist, consultant pharmacist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust discuss the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and highlight key areas of concern.’
New dosing instructions for PrezistaSubscription
New strengths of Reltebon tablets availableSubscription
Bronchostop syrup and pastilles now availableSubscription
Efcortesol and epoprostenol out of stockSubscription