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.
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.
Olodaterol, a once-daily long acting β2-agonist inhaler, has been launched in the UK for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.
Researchers call for radical measures to prevent resistance to the most effective type of antimalarial agent spreading to the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
The European Medicines Agency has approved two new medicines, ibrutinib (Janssen-Cilag’s Imbruvica) and idelalisib (Gilead Science’s Zydelig), for adult patients with rare blood cancers.
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
Combined antiretroviral therapy is taken by people with HIV infection to prolong and improve quality of life. Patients require a high level of support to help them adhere to the complex regimens prescribed
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.
I saw first-hand how this disease leaves its victims trapped in a truly terrifying, living hell – with no way out except fading slowly and somewhat agonizingly into a merciful death. I often felt my charges were closer to anxious zombies than human beings – and did often wonder about the ethics of prolonging life as long as possible under those circumstances.
Scott Nelson Assistance to die
Pharmacist Audrey Thompson describes the journey of the Queen’s Baton across 70 nations to its current home at the Athlete Village in Dalmarnock.
I never thought that tramadol being a schedule 3 controlled drug would become such a problem. Sure, I envisioned doctors forgetting to fill out controlled drug discharge forms (as is needed for other CDs) and us having to remind them.
Audrey Thompson gives an example of the importance of working with other healthcare professionals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games polyclinic
Chris Chapman describes the new learning section on the Pharmaceutical Journal website
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.