A new monoclonal antibody, siltuximab, has been launched in the UK to treat the rare disorder multicentric Castleman Disease, a disease with similarities to lymphoma.
A High Court judge has quashed a 12-month suspension decision made by a General Pharmaceutical Council panel and instead removed a pharmacist from the register.
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.
The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.
Acne vulgaris Subscription
Acne affects eight out of ten teenagers and can persist into later life. Pharmacists have a wide range of treatments to offer patients.
HIV: pathology, diagnosis and preventionSubscription
The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus
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.
Gordon Becket and colleagues explain how pharmacy students at the University of Central Lancashire benefited from speaking directly to patients about their medical conditions
Just saying “bore da” (good morning) can help!Subscription
Principal policy adviser for RPS Wales Elen Jones reflects on the recent inquiry by the Welsh Language Commissioner on the use of Welsh in primary care.
Focus on qualitySubscription
RPS professional support pharmacist Wing Tang explains how the PharmacyQS.com hub can help pharmacy teams embed quality in the services they offer.
Putting clinical information at your fingertipsSubscription
Harvinder Sondh uses his background as a pharmacist to help design online tools to assist pharmacists and pharmacutical scientists.
Trainee pharmacists need input from experienced pharmacists to put their learning into practice. If you enjoy helping people learn and develop themselves, the role of teacher-practitioner could be for you.
UK parliamentary lawyers have approved draft legislation on decriminalising dispensing errors but timetable for law change is still tight, according to government papers.
Pharmacists can identify patients who have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research by the University of East Anglia and Boots UK confirms.
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that often look like cigarettes but do not contain tobacco. On inhalation, a solution, often containing nicotine, is vaporised into a fine mist resembling cigarette smoke. Recently, since a few pharmacies have decided to sell e-cigarettes, a debate over the role of pharmacists in offering e-cigarettes has been started. On this page you will find all the information we have to offer over this ongoing debate.
Lyme disease: pharmacists can helpSubscription
In recent years the awareness and, indeed, incidence of Lyme disease, a zoonotic tick borne condition, has increased steadily in the UK. Between 2001 and 2010 the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Scotland soared from 28 to 308, although experts believe the true figure could be 10 times that number. Rates are more than three times higher in Scotland than in England.
Pharmacy hasn’t been great at pitching services to the NHS. There are the usual excuses — too little funding or a lack of pharmacy representation on key bodies — but pharmacy could take a lesson from GPs.