Targeting disease in the developing worldSubscription
Pharmaceutical companies influence access to medicines in developing countries through the development of innovative and adapted products, operating equitable pricing strategies and building local capacity.
Complete the CPD modules and receive your certificate from The Pharmaceutical Journal.
There are few evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of scleroderma, and its wide range of potential complications means many different medicines can be used in treatment.
Scleroderma: clinical features and diagnosisSubscription
Scleroderma is associated with a higher mortality rate than all other connective tissue disorders because of its multiple complications, including pulmonary hypertension and renal crisis.
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.
Pharmacy is in need of a makeoverSubscription
Gavin Birchall believes it is time we looked at ways to improve the visual identity of pharmacy.
Merton Sandler (1926-2014)Subscription
Merton Sandler was fascinated by investigative medicine and was a passionate researcher, who would often use himself as a test subject.
Applications for those all-important community pharmacy summer placements are open now. Here’s how you can secure your place.
Struggling to think of New Year’s resolutions that you might actually keep? Emma Page provides some practical ideas for pledges that could give your career a boost.
Pharmacists must work with local GPs to encourage prudent antimicrobial prescribing, says Jocelyn Parkes, director of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales.
Pharmacy must turn words into actionSubscription
The pharmacy profession must actively promote its clinical services to avoid a bleak future, says Sandra Gidley, vice-chair of the English Pharmacy Board.
A large proportion of people prescribed antipsychotics do not have a diagnosis of psychosis or bipolar disorder, research indicates.
A national pilot of pharmacists working in accident and emergency departments is to start in February 2015, following a trial of the scheme in the West Midlands.
Researchers examine why SSRIs take time to workSubscription
Researchers have shown that serotonergic neurons release both serotonin and glutamate, thereby transmitting a dual signal with behaviourally distinct effects.
Adding the proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib to lenalidomide plus dexamethasone, the standard treatment for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma, significantly improves outcomes.
Patients with ALK-positive non–small-cell lung cancers fare better when treated with the ALK inhibitor crizotinib than with standard chemotherapy, new research shows.
Charity Pharmacist Support has recently launched a series of wellbeing workshops for pharmacists, preregistration trainees and pharmacy students. Emma Page shares some tips from the workshop she attended this week.
After analysing a small study in healthy young adults, which found that eating deep-fried Mars bar caused a significant impairment in cerebrovascular reactivity in men, Pam Mason advises sticking to porridge for breakfast.
Pam Mason describes a study from the British Dental Journal, which found that 5% of Roman skulls examined showed signs of moderate to severe gum disease, compared with up to 20% of adults with chronic progressive periodontitis today.
Current initiatives to roll out patient record access to pharmacy provide insufficient patient information, and lack functionalities to ensure safe and efficient provision of services to patients. Moreover, access to these records have been patchy and wider access is needed, writes Andrew Davies.
Chris Chapman describes a campaign from the University of East Anglia student union to remove the 5% VAT that women’s sanitary items are subject to.
Caution is needed with e-cigarettesSubscription
In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes. The working party responsible showed less enthusiasm than Margaret Cunningham (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014;293:599). ...
English language testing is a good thingSubscription
I support the plans for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to test pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the European Economic Area (EEA) on their levels of English.
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.’