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Restricting dietary amino acids found to improve survival in cancerous mice

Source: Wikimedia Commons Anticancer effect of high-dose metformin was amplified by a diet free of the amino acids ...

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Canadian report finds huge savings from pharmacy services

Three community pharmacy-led services have the potential to save up to Canadian CAD$25.7bn in cumulative health and economic benefits over 20 years, according to a report by the independent research organisation the Conference Board of Canada.

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Communication training cuts antipsychotic use in nursing homesSubscription

Training nursing home staff to understand the personhood of patients with dementia reduces off-label prescribing of antipsychotics, New England study results show.

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Brain scans could match patients to best depression treatment Subscription

Neuroimaging may help identify the optimal treatment for patients with depression, study results show.

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Stem-cell screening finds statin alternative for hypercholesterolaemiaSubscription

Researchers discover a stem-cell based approach that may help identify new treatments for inherited liver diseases

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HPV vaccination during early pregnancy does not increase adverse risksSubscription

Exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the early stages of pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, researchers claim.

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Intracranial haemorrhage risk of warfarin unrelated to INR controlSubscription

Study results show that choosing apixaban over warfarin could reduce the risk of anticoagulation-related intracranial haemorrhage.

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Anti-rheumatic works with anti-cancer drug to boost tumour cell deathSubscription

Researchers find that auranofin and RAPTA-T can work together to kill tumour cells.

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Falsified Medicines Directive: opportunity or obstacle?Subscription

Details surrounding the UK’s implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) have been clouded by the prospect of Brexit. It is now clear that the FMD will go ahead, but there are mixed views as to whether or not it will offer an efficient way to secure the medicines supply chain.

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Could big data be the future of pharmacy?Subscription

The information gleaned from vast amounts of data presents a promising way to maximise the value of medicines, from identifying poor adherence to improving quality of prescribing. Projects in both the UK and the United States are doing just that.

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Pharmacy organisations in the UK: a complicated webSubscription

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. 

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Special report

RPS National Pharmacy Board Elections 2017

During May 2017, members and fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) will vote to elect candidates to the National Pharmacy Board. Read letters from the hopefuls on this special election page. Voting opens 4 May.

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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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