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  • Mental health communication concept

    The crucial role of pharmacists in mental health Subscription

    Pharmacists’ role in mental health is wide ranging and spans different sectors and settings. However, pharmacists often lack confidence in this area. More hands-on experience early in a pharmacist’s training could help build confidence and raise awareness of the specialty as a possible career path.

  • Illustration showing research on smart insulin

    Towards a smarter insulin Subscription

    Scientists want to make a type of insulin that would need to be injected only once a day and would become active only in the presence of high glucose concentrations, freeing patients with type 1 diabetes from counting carbohydrates and injecting insulin several times a day.

  • Acne scars on back

    Innovation in acne treatment is long overdue but the treatment pipeline looks promising Subscription

    Current treatments for acne are effective but regimens are complex and side effects are common. Better understanding of the pathology of acne is leading to identification of new, safer, treatment targets, and dermatologists and researchers in the field are excited about the pipeline.

  • View of the European Medicines Agency headquarters in Canary Wharf, London

    Relocation of the EMA: implications for medicines regulation Subscription

    On 20 November, the General Affairs Council of the European Union will officially announce the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

  • Illustration of a variety of glucose metering tests

    Non-invasive glucose monitoring for diabetes: five strategies under development Subscription

    People with diabetes must regularly check their blood glucose levels to know how much medication to use, or to keep track of fluctuating levels. This monitoring is generally done at home using a finger prick blood test. Although accurate, this test can be messy and inconvenient, and there are concerns that many patients are not testing themselves as frequently as they should. A simple, pain-free, non-invasive method would mark a major improvement in diabetes care. Various companies ...

  • Research on antimicrobial resistance

    AMR and diagnostics: pointing the way to better infection control Subscription

    Antimicrobial resistance — the ability of previously sensitive microorganisms to resist the effects of an antimicrobial agent — is a growing problem. The World Health Organization has warned that we could be moving into a post-antibiotic era where even minor injuries could lead to life-threatening infections, consequently putting an end to complex surgery and returning us to an era where childbirth is high-risk.

  • Parkinson's disease concept illustration

    Back to basics: striving to stall Parkinson’s disease progression Subscription

    First described 200 years ago, Parkinson’s disease remains without a cure. After many failed clinical trials, researchers are getting back to basics to try to gain a better understanding of the challenges, and a new generation of treatment ideas are now in clinical trials, some of which aim to stall progression of the disease.

  • Images showing forms of drug delivery: nanoparticles, microchip technology, micro needle patcher and ultrasound-guided delivery

    Making drugs work better: four new drug delivery methods Subscription

    New drug delivery methods have started to emerge that aim to improve efficacy, cost-effectiveness and adherence as well as reduce side effects.

  • Birdseye view of two people in a meeting

    Peer discussion to become pharmacy's proof of professionalism Subscription

    This is the first in a series of in-depth articles The Pharmaceutical Journal will be running on revalidation. The General Pharmaceutical Council is currently evaluating responses to its consultation on the new proposals, which closed on 17 July 2017. In this article, we examine those proposals in detail and explain what they will mean for pharmacists. In future articles we plan to focus on topics including implementation, obstacles and challenges and the ongoing development ...

  • Digitalised illustration of DNA in pill representing personalised medicine

    Genomic medicine is going mainstream and pharmacists need to be prepared Subscription

    The 100,000 Genome Project is driving the move from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to treatment, towards personalised, or precision, medicine. Genetic information is also being used by pharmaceutical companies to help speed up drug discovery and development, and reduce the associated costs. Pharmacists will have an important role to play when genomic medicine goes mainstream.

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