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Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Initiative sees pharmacists offer Ebola advice in Liberian drug stores

Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Liberia are to visit drug stores and pharmacies to give staff advice about preventing the spread of the Ebola virus.

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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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Pharmacists must prepare for new ways of working in the seven-day challengeSubscription

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.

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Trichophyton interdigitale, the fungus responsible for athlete's foot.

Over-the-counter treatments for athlete's footSubscription

This fungal skin infection is estimated to affect more than 15% of the world’s population. Make sure your pharmacy team knows how to advise patients in managing this common condition.

Propionibacterium acnes, bacteria that causes acne

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.

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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

Preregistration interview at hospital

How to prepare for your hospital preregistration interviewSubscription

Well done — you have secured a preregistration interview in a hospital. How are you going to make that all-important first impression and secure a job offer? Gill Shelton and colleagues offer an insight into the interview process and the characteristics that the recruiter will be looking for.

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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.

Care homes should use local pharmacies

Care homes are better off with local pharmaciesSubscription

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National pharmaceutical providers can cut costs, but it is the personal touch and higher quality of care provided by local pharmacies that care homes should consider. 

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Help is needed for patients to understand the scope of pharmacy services

Patients and the public could do with more information about the clinical role of pharmacists — but more research is needed, too.

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Joep Lange

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.

We need to balance the scale of change for pharmacy inspectionsSubscription

Richard Schmidt (2014;293:151) has provided a well argued response to the central tenet of Graham Phillips’s blog (2014;293:151) about the new General Pharmaceutical Council inspection process — that ...

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‘Nasal brushing’ technique shows promise for diagnosis of Creutzfeldt–Jakob diseaseSubscription

A simple, minimally invasive diagnostic technique could help identify patients infected with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, new research suggests.

John Cromarty, chairman, Scottish Pharmacy Board

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.

Helen Gordon

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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