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Safeguarding patients against the risk of bleeding and the management of polypharmacy are vital roles for pharmacists when dealing with patients taking new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), according to speakers at the annual congress of the EAHP in Hamburg

Managing the risk of bleeding with new oral anticoagulantsSubscription

20 APR 2015

Safeguarding patients against the risk of bleeding is a vital role for pharmacists when dealing with patients taking new oral anticoagulants.

David Cousins (pictured), medication and medical devices safety officer at Healthcare at Home Ltd, said that preventable harm arising from medication-related incidents continues to affect patients in Europe

Call for European infrastructure to improve patient safetySubscription

8 APR 2015

Hospital pharmacists should play a central role in increasing the governance of medicines and in reporting and learning from incidents, according to David Cousins, an expert in medication safety.

Speeding up the time it takes to register drugs, vaccines and diagnostics in low and middle income countries is a key strategy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In the image, the headquarters of the foundation

Gates Foundation aims to cut drug registration times by 50% in sub-Saharan Africa by 2018Subscription

7 APR 2015

Speeding up the time it takes to register drugs, vaccines and diagnostics in low and middle income countries is a key strategy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

NHS funding provided to GPs for them to deliver travel health services to their patients could be shifted to community pharmacy, according to a travel health expert

GP travel health funding could shift to pharmacySubscription

26 MAR 2015

NHS funding provided to GPs for them to deliver travel health services to their patients could be shifted to community pharmacy, according to a travel health expert.

The Medical Innovation Bill (Saatchi Bill) is unnecessary and should not become law, according to medical professionals and lawyers who gathered for a Healthwatch debate

Saatchi bill defeated at emotionally charged HealthWatch UK debateSubscription

17 MAR 2015

The Medical Innovation Bill is unnecessary and should not become law, according to medical professionals and lawyers who gathered for a HealthWatch UK debate.

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