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E-cigarettes could be prompting UK teens to start smoking traditional cigarettes, study finds

E-cigarette use may be prompting UK teenagers to start smoking traditional cigarettes, according to the results of a pilot study published in August 2017.

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First students graduate from integrated five-year MPharm degree

The first cohort of students to complete a five-year MPharm degree with fully integrated pre-registration training have graduated from the University of Nottingham.

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Lack of evidence over ketamine’s long-term safetySubscription

Acute side effects are common in studies of patients who have received ketamine for depression and more research is needed into long-term outcomes, researchers find.

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Bodyweight-based growth hormone dosing excessive for obese patientsSubscription

Researchers argue that alternative dosing strategies for obese patients, in particular children, should be rigorously trialled.

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Alendronate might help protect against hip fracturesSubscription

Patients treated with prednisolone are likely to benefit from receiving the osteoporosis treatment alendronate, but further research is needed.

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Idarucizumab rapidly reverses dabigatran anticoagulationSubscription

Researchers find that idarucizumab effectively counteracts the workings of anticoagulant dabigatran in emergency situations.

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Antibiotics in late pregnancy linked to inflammatory bowel diseaseSubscription

Researchers found that exposure to the antibiotic cefoperazone resulted in gut microbial imbalances in the mother that were transmitted to their offspring.

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PPI use not linked to cognitive functionSubscription

A study conducted over a 14-year period found no convincing association between proton-pump inhibitor use and cognition.

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Peer review to become pharmacy's proof of professionalismSubscription

This is the first in a series of in-depth articles The Pharmaceutical Journal will be running on revalidation. The General Pharmaceutical Council is currently evaluating responses to its consultation on the new proposals, which closed on 17 July 2017. In this article, we examine those proposals in detail and explain what they will mean for pharmacists. In future articles we plan to focus on topics including implementation, obstacles and challenges and the ongoing development ...

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

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.

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Identifying common foot conditions

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.

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Latest update: Follow news and reaction to pharmacy cuts as they unfold

Follow the latest updates on the proposed 12% funding cuts to community pharmacy, which could result in the closure of a quarter of pharmacies in England.

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Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations

Together with its companion text Pharmaceutical Calculations Workbook, Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations is essential reading for pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration pharmacists.

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