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  • Digitalised illustration of DNA in pill representing personalised medicine

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

    17 AUG 2017 By Julia Robinson

    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.

  • Clinician check a man's foot using a mirror

    The diabetic foot Subscription

    Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • Pharmacist explaining dispensing label to senior male patient

    How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

    More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

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    Eye disorders: understanding the causes, symptoms and management

    15 AUG 2017 By Alison Brown, Brian Addison

    Patients often visit community pharmacy with eye complaints, and pharmacists are well placed to advise them. Boost your knowledge of the pathology, signs and treatment of common eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

  • Transmission Electron Micrograph view (TEM) of Hepatitis B virus

    An update on the management of chronic hepatitis B and C infection Subscription

    Chronic hepatitis B and C infection are leading causes of liver-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current therapies for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection consisting of nucleos(t)ide analogues (NA) rarely lead to functional cure. With a better understanding of the HBV lifecycle, novel agents have been developed with the hope of achieving functional cure. The development of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy has led to ...

  • Infographic showing common foot conditions

    Identifying common foot conditions

    4 AUG 2017 By Dawn Connelly
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    Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment.

  • Timeline showing the history of ibuprofen from its discovery in 1953 to the latest findings in 2017

    A brief history of ibuprofen Subscription

    27 JUL 2017 By Dawn Connelly

    This timeline traces the history of popular anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen, from its invention in the 1960s to its association with cardiac side effects.

  • Micrograph of Plasmodium berghei

    Large malaria genome study highlights surprising number of potential drug targets Subscription

    25 JUL 2017

    A large-scale study of malaria gene function reveals an abundance of essential parasite genes that could be targets for new antimalarial drugs.

  • Andrew Godfrey running

    Multiple myeloma: an expensive revolution Subscription

    6 JUL 2017 By Afsaneh Gray

    New treatments for this rare form of cancer have transformed patient survival rates, but the benefits have come with huge costs.

  • Hand holding vaccine bottle with rhinovirus vaccine (RV14)

    Rhinovirus vaccine development is about more than fighting colds Subscription

    8 JUN 2017 By Brian Owens

    Rhinovirus, the pathogen behind the common cold, can cause severe, acute lung disease in children and those with underlying respiratory conditions. Since the 1970s, vaccine development has been hindered by the presence of numerous virus serotypes and the lack of a good animal model to test vaccine candidates. However, several different research groups are now making good progress on rhinovirus vaccines, using a variety of different techniques.

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