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    Reflections on the Conservative Party conference

    Sibby Buckle, vice-chair of the English Pharmacy Board, represented the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester and gives her impression of pharmacy’s position in the healthcare scrum.

  • cannabis plant

    World Medical Association says laws on cannabis research should be reviewed

    The World Medical Association (WMA) has called for laws governing research-grade cannabis to be reviewed to allow more research on using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

  • flu vaccine ss Oct 17

    Pharmacists urged to have flu jab

    A letter has been sent to all pharmacists in direct contact with the public urging them to get vaccinated against flu this winter.

  • osama ammar head of revalidation at the General Pharmaceutical Council

    Peer discussion element of revalidation challenged by pharmacists

    Moves by the professional regulator for pharmacists to discuss their practice with a peer as part of new revalidation proposals are facing opposition.

  • Multiple myeloma ss oct 17

    Daratumumab recommended for treatment of multiple myeloma in Scotland

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has recommended daratumumab (Darzalex) for use as a fourth-line treatment option in multiple myeloma.

  • How pharmacists tackle antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    13 October 2017: Following a warning by Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, of an “impending antibiotic apocalypse”, members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) took to the airwaves to explain what antibiotic resistance means and what measures are needed to tackle it. Ash Soni, president of the RPS, appeared on the BBC’s News Channel and LBC Radio, and GP pharmacist and RPS member Helen Kilminster spoke on BBC1’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Kilminster explained ...

  • Pharmacists vital in urgent and emergency care Subscription

    13 October 2017: Reacting to the news that more physician associates will be trained and employed in A&E departments, Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, wrote to The Times to outline the important role pharmacists play in urgent and emergency care. “With winter pressures upon us and the NHS creaking at the seams, the time to capitalise on the pharmacy workforce is now,” Soni wrote.

  • antiretroviral prep pill combination of two anti-HIV drugs emtricitabine and tenofovir

    Preventive HIV drugs could cut new infections by a quarter

    Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at high risk of HIV infection could help to prevent up to one in four cases of HIV, a study has found.

  • clincial research talent at work in lab

    Scientists rejecting UK over Brexit uncertainty

    Science staff are rejecting the chance to work in the UK because of fears over Brexit, a senior figure at a major pharmaceutical firm has said.

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    RPS Wales give evidence on use of antipsychotic medicines in care homes Subscription

    Pharmacists should be “guardians of the appropriate use of antipsychotics in care home settings”, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Wales told the Welsh Assembly on 5 October 2017.

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