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Women should pursue senior leadership roles in the pharmaceutical sector, says Helena Morrissey, keynote speaker at The Women in Healthcare Science Leadership Symposium hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Supporting women in healthcare leadership rolesSubscription

The Pharmaceutical Journal, 25 October 2014, Vol 293, No 7833

A Royal Pharmaceutical Society event encourages women in pharmacy to pursue senior leadership roles.

Panelists at the Pharmacy Show debate if e-cigarettes should be sold in pharmacies or not

Should pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?Subscription

15 OCT 2014

As the UK sees the massive growth of vapers, the e-cigarette industry and pharmacy leaders debate the merits of selling e-cigarettes in pharmacies at the Pharmacy Show.

Local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) should merge to win bids for services from commissioning bodies

Local pharmaceutical committees should consider mergingSubscription

9 OCT 2014

Local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) should consider merging to improve their chances of winning bids for services from commissioning bodies.

People who own and control pharmacies have a responsibility for creating a working environment that allows professionalism to flourish, says Duncan Rudkin, chief executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, at the Pharmacy Show

Issue of professionalism sparks debate at Pharmacy ShowSubscription

8 OCT 2014

The people who own and control pharmacies have a responsibility to create a working environment that allows professionalism to flourish.

Bryony Dean Franklin, Chair of the ‘Enhancing patient care through evaluation and research’ stream at the RPS conference

Views on sharing discharge information with pharmacistsSubscription

8 OCT 2014

Focus groups reveal different opinions on which information should be shared with community pharmacists.

The electronic prescription is one of the answers to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt challenge that the NHS to go paperless by 2018

Clarity and accuracy of electronic prescriptions questionedSubscription

1 OCT 2014

Research has highlighted potential pitfalls of using electronic systems for prescribing.

Developing international policy for interprofessional experiential education

Learning from patients and other health professionsSubscription

26 SEP 2014

Students can learn important skills from interprofessional experiential education.

Toyin Tofade, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy Baltimore, launched the FIP Education Initiative (FIPEd) Global Report

A global view of continuing professional developmentSubscription

26 SEP 2014

There is significant variability between continuing professional development frameworks across the world and these will continue to change and evolve.

Technological innovations would benefit pharmaceutical care

Using technology to enhance pharmaceutical careSubscription

26 SEP 2014

Tomorrow’s pharmacists will have a wealth of technologies at their disposal to assist them with both patient care and professional development.

Stephen Chapman, from the Pharmacy Department, University of Keele, UK on competition in the pharmaceutical industry

When it comes to working in the industry, pharmacists have greater competitionSubscription

26 SEP 2014

There is a diverse range of roles for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry, so the training of undergraduates should equip them to work in all of these fields.

Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that supply humanitarian aid do not fully appreciate what a pharmacist can do

Pharmacists in humanitarian workSubscription

26 SEP 2014

The expertise and knowledge that pharmacists can offer in disaster-hit regions is often underestimated.

Poor quality medicines is a global issue affecting many classes of drugs

Poor quality medicines pose a danger to patientsSubscription

26 SEP 2014

The Medicines Quality Database aims to tackle the problem of substandard medicines.

Sample pictogram labels on drugs by Piotr Merks to aid patients in medicines adherence

Using pictogram labels to help patients with adherenceSubscription

26 SEP 2014

A study found that pictograms were useful to aid medicines adherence. 

Mobile pharmacy in Serbia provides patients with access to pharmaceutical care and drugs

Taking pharmacy on the roadSubscription

26 SEP 2014

A mobile pharmacy in Serbia widens access to pharmaceutical care for residents in villages that are too small to support a permanent community pharmacy presence.

New paediatric formulations of tuberculosis drugs are urgently needed as the disease re-emerges

Paediatric formulations of tuberculosis drugs are urgently needed as the disease re-emergesSubscription

26 SEP 2014

Unless there are new paediatric formulations of drugs for tuberculosis, it is likely that multidrug resistant strains of the disease will develop.

Andy Gray of the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, spoke on the shortage of retrovirals and consequences for patients

Supply shortages of antiretrovirals can have devastating consequences for patientsSubscription

26 SEP 2014

Medication non-adherence is not always within the patient’s control. Poor supply chain management and natural or other disasters can threaten access as well.

Anopheles stephensi mosquito, a vector of malaria

Combatting antimalarial resistance through researchSubscription

26 SEP 2014

There is an acute need for novel antimalarial agents as multi-drug resistant forms of malaria continue to emerge.

Antibiotics must be continually researched and developed

Obstacles to developing new antibioticsSubscription

26 SEP 2014

The antibiotics pipeline is not completely dry, but prudent use of them remain a priority.

Community pharmacists need to have a greater professional role in primary care

Expanding the role of community pharmacists in primary careSubscription

25 SEP 2014

Community pharmacists can achieve a greater professional role in the delivery of primary care.

Michel Buchmann, outgoing president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Profession must adapt in a fast-paced environmentSubscription

19 SEP 2014

In order to meet the evolving needs of patients, the pharmaceutical profession needs to evolve too.

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