Dawn Connelly is an award-winnin features editor at the Pharmaceutical Journal. She has worked in both hospital and community pharmacy and has over 10 years of experience in pharmacy journalism. In 2015, Dawn took the Data Journalism prize for an impressive info-graphic charting The Ebola virus outbreak.
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The over-the-counter medicines market grew by 2.3% during 2016 to reach £2.62bn.
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Dawn Connelly describes the most popular features and infographics published in 2016.
Features about new cholesterol-busting drugs, the use of ketamine to treat depression and the regulation of clinical trials in India were the most popular of those published online in 2015.
Using visual representations of data to tell a story is proving popular, with infographic features taking first, second and third place in the top five features of 2014.