Olodaterol, a once-daily long acting β2-agonist inhaler, has been launched in the UK for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Keeping the lights on during the night may cause breast cancer patients to become resistant to a commonly-prescribed treatment.
A pharmacy team from the Evelina London Children’s Hospital has won an award at the inaugural Patient Safety and Care Awards.
The term “primary care” needs defining so the public understands its scope.
Groups of pharmacies will be able to bid for NHS services as limited companies.
Survey responses suggest young people will have fewer sexual partners after being screened for chlamydia.
Atorvastatin is set to become the most prescribed drug in the UK following changes to cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Antibiotics should not be used for acne because they are ineffective and contributing to resistance.
The Co-operative Group is selling its pharmacy business to the global Bestway Group for £620m in a deal due to be finalised by October 2014.
Representatives of independent pharmacy owners call on regulator to grant independents flexibility over premises inspection reports.
Two London community pharmacists who sold prescription-only antibiotics to an undercover reporter have been suspended from the register for 12 months following fitness-to-practise (FTP) hearings.
Mathematical model predicts incidence of tuberculosis in children greater than estimated.
Government fund to support integrated care could pay for pharmacy services.
GPhC is experiencing a rise in complaints about its registrants in line with other health professional regulators.
Researchers urge pharmacists to warn patients about variation in the shapes and colours of their tablets.
Clinical trials conducted for the approval of many ADHD drugs have not been designed to assess long-term safety and efficacy.
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.
The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan, outlined in the 2012 report “Equality for all: Delivering safe care — seven days a week”, calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.
Pharmacy hasn’t been great at pitching services to the NHS. There are the usual excuses — too little funding or a lack of pharmacy representation on key bodies — but pharmacy could take a lesson from GPs.
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