Ambulatory blood pressure rises progressively as people trek to higher altitudes, finds a new study, which also examined the effect of altitude on telmisartan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for tougher regulation on electronic cigarettes, including a ban on their use in indoor public places.
Patients who take clarithromycin are at an increased risk of cardiac death compared with patients who take penicillin V or roxithromycin.
Healthcare professionals are still not following the rules when handling controlled drugs despite measures to tighten-up security.
Concerns about the risk of falls in elderly patients receiving intensive blood pressure treatment may not be warranted, researchers argue.
Patients suffering from cardiac arrest could be given a placebo injection instead of adrenaline as part of a clinical trial.
Scientists have shown how hair growth is restored when T cells responsible for hair loss in alopecia areata are eradicated using ruxolitinib.
Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Liberia are to visit drug stores and pharmacies to give staff advice about preventing the spread of the Ebola virus.
Warnings on the concomitant use of drugs targeting the renin-angiotensin system and the cardiovascular risk associated with ivabradine are highlighted in the August 2014 update from the British National Formulary.
The recurrence rate of breast cancer in overweight postmenopausal women on hormone therapy was halved when they took daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
A large body mass index is associated with the risk of developing ten common cancers, including uterine, kidney and liver cancers.
The new medicine service is cost effective and increases the number of patients who adhere to their medicines by around 10%.
If hospital pharmacies offer services seven days a week it will improve patient safety and care, according to a report from the RPS.
Estradiol-containing oral contraceptive Zoely has not been shown to be safer than other combined oral contraceptives, according to the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.
Children treated with growth hormone for short stature may be at increased risk of stroke in adulthood, suggest researchers
Patients living in the most deprived areas of England have the greatest access to community pharmacies, according to the first national study of its kind.
Drugs in development can be used for the treatment of Ebola, an international panel of ethics experts has recommended to the World Health Organization.
Positive phase I clinical trial results mean that AFFiRiS AG’s Parkinson’s disease vaccine will progress to the next stage of development.
The main topics of discussion will be who should be first in line to receive the treatment and whether the drugs are safe for human consumption.
Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.
Pharmacists were among the men and women who served in the First World War, through enlisting in the army, serving on the home front, or maintaining pharmaceutical services.
Pharmacists working in West Africa have spoken about the overwhelming scale of the challenges they have faced in Liberia in the battle against the Ebola virus.
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Research finds cardiovascular event reductions with fenofibrate are consistently similar in women and men, challenging previous results that suggested a gender disparity.