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WHO calls for ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for tougher regulation on electronic cigarettes, including a ban on their use in indoor public places.

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Organ-on-chip technology to revolutionise drug developmentSubscription

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.

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Pharmacists serve on the front line and back at homeSubscription

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.

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The rise and fall of the clot buster: A review on the history of StreptokinaseSubscription

Streptokinase, the first thrombolytic drug to reach the market, achieved fame as the iconic clot buster. It was a huge advance when there was nothing else and, when combined with aspirin, it halved mortality in what was at that time a lethal disease.

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Atrial fibrillation guideline updatesSubscription

How the latest clinical guidelines change the management of a cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1% of adults in the UK.

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Ebola: what pharmacists need to knowSubscription

Pharmacists are ideally placed to help educate the public during the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

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Acute management and prevention of gout

Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.

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Advising young people on a career in healthcareSubscription

A new online programme enables NHS staff to connect with teenagers and help them consider their career options.

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Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014

A closer look at the six finalist pharmaceutical care projects that were presented at the 22nd annual Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 held in London on 19 June.

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Carbapenems have stood the test of time so far but resistance is emergingSubscription

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.

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Non-evidence-based products have no place in community pharmaciesSubscription

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Pharmacists should leave quackery in the past and focus on evidence of efficacy when selling over-the-counter drugs.

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A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

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Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.

Software issues lead to loss for pharmacySubscription

I came across the following dispensed prescriptions the other day while doing a locum shift. They were both essentially computer system problems, but I found them concerning nonetheless.

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Fenofibrate works in women as well as menSubscription

Research finds cardiovascular event reductions with fenofibrate are consistently similar in women and men, challenging previous results that suggested a gender disparity.

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The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription

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Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and finds significant progress has been made.

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Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription

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RPS chief executive Helen Gordon looks at initiatives to provide the professional leadership pharmacists seek.

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A weight off your shouldersSubscription

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Why being overweight does not necessarily mean being unhealthy

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