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Researchers find that blood clot rates in patients taking rivaroxaban were significantly lower than those taking aspirin, and there were no significant differences between bleeding side effects
Lawyers representing health secretary Jeremy Hunt have defended his decision to slice more than £320m off the community pharmacy budget in England.
Opioid-receptor agonist demonstrated similar level of pain relief to fentanyl but without typical side effects associated with opioids
Researchers found that smokers who relapsed while trying to quit had a reduced functional connectivity between brain regions involved in inhibitory control, compared to those who remained abstinent.
Adding pravastatin to platinum-based chemotherapy offered no benefit to survival compared with placebo, researchers report
Scientists find a new chemical probe that is a potent inhibitor of human cancer cell proliferation in vitro, with potential applications against many cancers.
Researchers say their study using a mouse model of chronic social defeat stress could be applied to identify novel drug targets for depression therapies.
Animal research suggests that frequent consumption of aspirin could contribute to S. aureus infection.
The new urgent medicines supply service takes the load off out-of-hours GP services, but adds bureaucracy for patients and pharmacists.
Research indicates that there are multiple causes for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and that most of them may involve the microbiome.
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.
On 21 March, the UK High Court will consider two legal actions against the government’s decision to cut community pharmacy funding. The joint hearing will consider cases put forward by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). Follow the judicial review with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on community pharmacy cuts.
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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