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Preserving research and development in a post-Brexit era


Additional funding for R&D post-Brexit is a welcome move from the UK government, but there are other related issues to consider as well.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal’s best of 2016: top news stories


A round up of the most popular news stories of 2016.

Vaccines: under threat by the post-truth populist movement


In a climate where science and facts appear to play second fiddle to post-truth rants on social media, Cynthia Leifer explains why activism and public engagement must become part of the everyday work of scientists and physicians.

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Top learning and CPD articles of 2016


Natasha Leeson provides the most popular learning and CPD articles published in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist in 2016.

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Clinical Pharmacist’s top five research articles of 2016


Michael Dowdall breaks down the most popular research articles published in 2016.

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Pharmacy in the Arab countries look towards the UK as gold standard


Mahendra Patel provides insight into pharmacy practice in the Arab countries when he attended a congress in Beirut in November 2016.

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The most popular careers articles of 2016


Pharmacy careers cover all sorts of sectors: from community, hospital, industry and academia through to prisons, technology and primary care. What were the most popular careers articles published in 2016?

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Pfizer and Flynn Pharma fined £90m for excessive pricing — what are the implications?


Gustaf Duhs explains the ruling behind the Competition and Markets Authority’s £90m fine on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma’s excessive drug pricing.

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Most popular Your RPS articles of 2016


The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has had a busy and challenging year. Julia Robinson describes the most popular ‘Your RPS’ articles of 2016.

The Pharmaceutical Journal’s most read opinion pieces of 2016


A round up of the most popular opinion pieces of 2016.

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Most popular features of 2016 from The Pharmaceutical Journal


Dawn Connelly describes the most popular features and infographics published in 2016.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice - training and communicating


Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the third of a series of blog posts, she describes her training opportunities and building channels of communication with other healthcare colleagues.

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Why mistletoe is dangerous at Christmas


Andrew Haynes describes the health risks — or lack of health risks — of popular Christmas plants.

Smooth transfer of care will help reduce medication errors


David Gibson recently spoke at a training course for GP practice pharmacists about how pharmacists can help ensure smooth transfer of care of patients between settings.

Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong


Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.

Being a pharmacist in a GP practice - getting to know the team


Regina Ahmed provides the next installment about her new career as a pharmacist in a GP practice.

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My pharmacy placement in the Gambia


Baguiasri Mandane describes her experiences of healthcare in the Gambia.

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RPS at the 2016 party political conferences


A round up from RPS representatives from this year’s UK political party conferences.

Methods patients use to purchase over-the-counter medicines for misuse


Duncan Hill, specialist pharmacist in substance misuse, explains the tricks misusers of over-the-counter medicines use to obtain their drug of choice from pharmacies.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice – my journey so far


Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the first of a series of blog posts, she describes her first impressions of the role.

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