Elizabeth Sukkar is a freelance journalist based in London. She has acted as deputy news editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, where she has written and edited news/features/leaders about about health, medicine, science and pharmaceutical policy. She has contributed stories to the BMJ and the Guardian and was formerly world editor of Scrip Intelligence where she won two Informa journalist of the year awards.
Pharmacists have a vital role to play in tackling misuse of prescription drugs by young peopleSubscription
As more young people turn from street drugs to prescription drugs for recreation or to enhance academic performance, pharmacists need to increase their vigilance when supplying medicines, either on prescription or over the counter, and be aware of medicines’ potential to end up on the black market.
Rob Darracott, chief executive of the now disbanded Pharmacy Voice, has denied assertions that conflict between the multiples and independent pharmacies led to its closure.
Christine Bond, an emeritus professor (primary care) at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, was awarded an honorary fellowship at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 12 May 2017.
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Elizabeth Sukkar describes study results that suggest it will be “many decades” before community pharmacists’ skills are properly implemented in primary health care.
What we need now is a long-term strategy to improve the image and reputation of the profession in the public’s eye that has being damaged by recent events