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David Scott, lecturer in the pharmacy department of the University of Malawi, Africa, with students and pharmacists

Developing pharmacy in Malawi


Malawi needs more pharmacists, but lack of money means many students cannot afford to go to university.

23andme genetic testing kit

Acceleration of the United States on-demand genetic testing industry


Direct-to-consumer genetic testing services are making comeback, but there have been concerns about their appropriateness.

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Record a copy of your CPD entry on


You can now record your CPD entry at the end of certain articles on Pharmaceutical Journal, which you can transpose to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s CPD website.

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Why pharmacists should apply for NIHR funding


Asam Latif explains what types of NIHR research funding pharmacists can apply for and how to secure it.

Three girls in a tunnel

Protect the ‘Three Girls’ in your pharmacy


BBC docudrama on the Rochdale grooming scandal highlights the need for safe spaces for vulnerable girls in the community, and pharmacy can provide one.

Men praying at a mosque

The Ramadan Initiative: addressing the healthcare profession’s skills gap


Nadia Bukhari, clinical adviser, Ramadan Initiative Project, British Islamic Medical Association, explains about the association and the role it plays to educate healthcare professionals about serving the health needs of Muslims.

UK and EU flags with Westminster in the background

Into the unknown: UK pharmacovigilance after Brexit


Julia Robinson reports from a meeting discussing the implications of Brexit on UK pharmacovigilance.

Broken gas mask on ground

Syria’s chemical weapon of mass destruction


Andrew Haynes explains how the chemical weapon sarin damages the body and eventually kills those exposed to it.

Medicinal flowers used during the wartime in Great Britain

Medicinal plants: Britain’s home-grown wartime allies


Briony Hudson summarises a lecture about how medicinal plants were used during the wartime in Great Britain.

Pharmacy students at Cardiff School of Pharmacy

Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement


Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

Entrance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

A better way to manage Parkinson’s disease


Viv Horton explains how her hospital set up a Parkinson’s advanced symptom unit to provide holistic care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Participants of the British Society for History of Pharmacy conference

Pharmacy history: past, present – and future


Briony Hudson provides highlights from this year’s British Society for the History of Pharmacy conference, and examines the lack of engagement from pharmacist in pharmacy history.

Sign at the building entrance of Shanghai General Hospital

My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China


Shane Kailla describes his experience of pharmacy practice in Shanghai, China, during his 2016 summer placement.

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