Blood pressure devices designed for use at home can give inaccurate readings for as many as 15% of users.
Income from local enhanced services that were historically delivered by GPs could and should be open to competition, not just recycled to general practice, according to the president of the National Association of Primary Care.
Study measures impact of epilepsy drugs in uteroSubscription
Women with epilepsy should be warned upon diagnosis that some treatments for the condition may cause adverse effects on the neurodevelopment of unborn babies.
There has been a significant rise in the number of cases of children ingesting the liquid in e-cigarettes, prompting poison experts at Public Health England to warn parents to keep them out of reach.
MPs question the value of the NHS Health CheckSubscription
A report from an influential group of MPs has suggested that the health check programme represented poor policy and may not achieve its intended aims.
More than 90% of the first pharmacies inspected by the General Pharmaceutical Council under its new inspection model were considered satisfactory, while only a handful were rated good and hardly any were judged to be excellent.
Regulators are working with community pharmacy organisations to review the packaging of chloramphenicol eye and ear drops.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended that Lynparza (olaparib) be approved to combat a type of ovarian cancer for which there are limited treatment options.
Pharmacy organisations have identified opportunities to integrate more with other services and have a real impact on improving patient care within the five-year NHS plan.
Boosting drugs manufacture in developing countries will improve health outcomes, UN investment forum toldSubscription
Increasing pharmaceutical production in developing countries — especially in sub-Saharan Africa — could improve access to affordable medicines, experts say.
An age-old treatment has shown remarkable clinical cure rates for Clostridium difficile infection, achieving far better outcomes than antimicrobial therapy.
There are still major gaps in delivering effective treatments to patients suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a report finds.
Johnson & Johnson accelerates Ebola vaccine pushSubscription
Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceuticals unit, Janssen, will invest US$200m in accelerating and expanding production of its Ebola vaccine.
Men suffering erectile dysfunction in New Zealand are now able to buy sildenafil from specially trained pharmacists without a GP’s prescription.
A government refusal to introduce controls on the number of pharmacy students in the UK has been met with disappointment by pharmacy organisations.
Unannounced inspections of facilities providing hospital care for elderly patients in Wales have revealed serious shortfalls in medicines management.
Community pharmacists in England could help save the NHS up to £1bn a year if they were contracted to run a national minor ailments service.
The new medicine service is here to stay for the foreseeable future, according to the chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
A call by an eating disorder charity for tougher controls on the sale of laxatives has been rejected by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Psilocybin, the compound that makes mushrooms magic, is showing promise as a treatment for several psychiatric illnesses.
A project that aims to benchmark pharmacy-related productivity in the NHS raises concerns for pharmacists.
Researchers are investigating a number of ways to combat the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, including using existing drugs.
With a total of 90 representatives from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon at this year’s FIP congress in Thailand, Ebola was a recurrent theme.
Stronger warning on Iclusig blood clot risk Subscription
Smart drugs worth £200,000 seized in the UKSubscription
AbbVie and Shire merger called offSubscription
Strategy for interfering with DNA repair offers potential treatment for Ewing sarcoma.
Study suggests high doses of fish oil supplements do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat.
New technique produces chirally pure moleculesSubscription
Researchers based in the US look at a new way to create chirally pure molecules to help discover drugs.
Anti-inflammatory treatments have an effect on depression and depressive symptoms, a systematic review of trials finds.