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Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription


How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.

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Ebola: what pharmacists need to knowSubscription


Pharmacists are ideally placed to help educate the public during the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.


Theophylline interactionsSubscription

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Can someone start nicotine replacement therapy while taking theophylline to manage COPD?

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativaSubscription


Although there is no cure for this painful condition, pharmacists can play a key role in its management.


Managing heat exhaustion in primary careSubscription


Heat-related conditions account for more than 1,000 deaths in the UK each year, a death toll set to rise as extreme weather events become the new norm.

Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patientSubscription

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A 70-year-old, 47kg woman was admitted via the accident and emergency department with a 14-day history of diarrhoea with recent urge incontinence, cramping abdominal pain and three episodes of vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with amoebic dysentery. Read on to learn about the patient’s signs and symptoms.

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Driving after taking drugs and medicinesSubscription


Find out how new drug driving rules coming into force from March 2015 will affect your patients.

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How to deliver brief interventions for alcohol misuseSubscription

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How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.

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New priorities for palliative careSubscription


The Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by five new principles for palliative care, which have a significant impact on pharmacy practice.

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Atrial fibrillation guideline updatesSubscription


How the latest clinical guidelines change the management of a cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1% of adults in the UK.

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Acute management and prevention of goutSubscription


Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.

Trichophyton interdigitale, the fungus responsible for athlete's foot.

Over-the-counter treatments for athlete's footSubscription

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This fungal skin infection is estimated to affect more than 15% of the world’s population. Make sure your pharmacy team knows how to advise patients in managing this common condition.

Propionibacterium acnes, bacteria that causes acne

Acne vulgaris Subscription


Acne affects eight out of ten teenagers and can persist into later life. Pharmacists have a wide range of treatments to offer patients.

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HIV: pathology, diagnosis and preventionSubscription


The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus

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HIV: managementSubscription


Combined antiretroviral therapy is taken by people with HIV infection to prolong and improve quality of life. Patients require a high level of support to help them adhere to the complex regimens prescribed


Bedaquiline in multi-drug resistant tuberculosisSubscription


The first new anti-tuberculosis drug since 1967 could revolutionise therapy and tackle resistant strains.


Thermotherapy and cryotherapySubscription


Hot and cold therapies are widely used to treat muscle pain and sports injuries. Help your patients choose the right treatment option with our essential guide

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Heart failure: managementSubscription


Reducing mortality and delaying disease progression are two key aims of treating heart failure but, for many patients, controlling symptoms and improving quality of life are more important than longevity

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Heart failure: clinical features and diagnosisSubscription


Around a third of patients diagnosed with heart failure will die within one year. Early identification of symptoms and diagnostic testing can lead to improved outcomes and better quality of life 


Ever heard of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?Subscription


One in 5,000 people has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — at least twice the number as have sickle cell anaemia, phenylketonuria or haemophilia A. Learn more about it here

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Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Ensuring relevance across the breadth of pharmacySubscription

The Pharmaceutical Journal, 13 September 2014, Vol 293, No 7827By

Newly elected RPS President Ash Soni looks at some of the challenges ahead, including gaining his own Faculty accreditation.

Learning made easy

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Chris Chapman describes the new learning section on the Pharmaceutical Journal website


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