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.
Pharmacy is a diverse profession and this is reflected in the wide variety of organisations that can represent the interests of pharmacists, pharmacy owners, trainees and students.
Atopic dermatitis: emerging and current treatments Subscription
Atopic dermatitis affects up to 30% of children and 10% of adults, and is common in both developed and developing countries. Two new medicines on the brink of entering the market — dupilumab, a biologic for severe disease, and crisaborole, a topical small molecule drug for milder disease — could herald a new era in the management of this condition, which has seen no major changes to the way it has been treated for over 15 years.
Around 12,500 strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) in the UK each year, and 7,100 of these are preventable with appropriate anticoagulation. Four new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available in the UK in addition to warfarin.
Osteoporosis: moving beyond bisphosphonatesSubscription
Closing in on Alzheimer’s diseaseSubscription
The evolution of community pharmacists in the UKSubscription
Targeting hepatitis C — how new treatments workSubscription
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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.