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The Hepatitis C Trust considers legal action over cap on NHS patients allowed to seek treatmentSubscription
NHS England is limiting treatment with new drugs for hepatitis C to 10,000 of the most in-need patients, prompting The Hepatitis C Trust to consider seeking a judicial review of the decision.
The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has praised pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s decision to ban the sale and distribution of its drugs to prisons for use in executions by lethal injection.
More than one in four people who would normally seek advice from their community pharmacy would go to their GP instead if the pharmacy was closed, according to the results of a survey released by Pharmacy Voice.
Guidance, strategies and communication tools to support transfer of care of frail older people
By not consulting with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Pharmacy Voice on its counterproposals to the government’s funding cuts, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has dissipated the pharmacy sector’s united front against the plans.
This book provides a fascinating depiction of techniques used in surgical procedures throughout the ages.
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the body. It afflicts about 1% of people in the UK and is now treated with a variety of biologic drugs that dampen the immune system in different ways
What should the RPS do to ensure the professional autonomy of its members isn’t adversely affected by the working conditions imposed by employers?Subscription
Candidates explain what they think the Royal Pharmaceutical Society should do to ensure the professional autonomy of its members isn’t adversely affected by the working conditions imposed by employers.
Among people under the age of 65 years, nearly half of all ill health relates to mental illness but only a quarter of all those with mental illnesses such as depression are in treatment. Here, you can find news stories and articles on topics ranging from antidepressant use during breastfeeding to the use of antipsychotics in care homes.
Image: Self Portrait 15, painted 27th June 1991 from The Self Portrait Series by Bryan Charnley. © James Charnley and SANE (www.BryanCharnley.info). Described by the artist as: "An extremely complicated picture as I feel I am closing in on the essential image of my schizophrenia."
The Pharmaceutical Journal's panel discussion: Medicines, innovation and the value of medicineSubscription
Key opinion leaders were brought together to debate the controversial topic of highly priced medicines at The Pharmaceutical Journal’s panel discussion on 14 September 2015 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference in Birmingham.
Abstract Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel devices that simulate aspects of cigarette smoking and deliver nicotine to users. Evidence for their efficacy in smoking cessation, based on several randomised controlled trials of older devices, suggests a modest effect. They appear to be far less harmful than tobacco smoking, but the health effects of long-term use are unknown. Possible adverse population effects of widespread e-cigarette use, such as ...
The role of non-statin drugs, including ezetimibe, fibrates, bile acid binders, nicotinic acid derivatives, omega-3 fatty acid supplements and PCSK9 inhibitors, for the management of dyslipidaemia in adults.
Abstract Statin therapy has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in reducing mortalities associated with cardiovascular diseases through preventing myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke. Despite the proven benefits of statins in this context, there are growing concerns among patients and physicians on the safety of short-term and long-term use and their adverse effects, especially muscle toxicity, resulting in non-adherence and withdrawal of the treatment. ...
The Queen’s speech is likely to address issues surrounding “health tourism” in the UK.
A recent conference discussed the issues around the “necessary evil” of polypharmacy and how best to tackle it.
Journal of record for the professionSubscription