Beyond pharmacy blog
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing services are making comeback, but there have been concerns about their appropriateness.
Julia Robinson reports from a meeting discussing the implications of Brexit on UK pharmacovigilance.
Andrew Haynes explains how the chemical weapon sarin damages the body and eventually kills those exposed to it.
Briony Hudson summarises a lecture about how medicinal plants were used during the wartime in Great Britain.
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.
The reported shortage of a popular throat mixture has sent panic across the entertainment industry because of its popularity with actors, singers and performers.
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.
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.
Gustaf Duhs explains the ruling behind the Competition and Markets Authority’s £90m fine on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma’s excessive drug pricing.
Andrew Haynes describes the health risks — or lack of health risks — of popular Christmas plants.
Szu Wong explains the story behind the Arabian twin brothers who practiced medicine and surgery without a fee.
Sexual Health Week 2016 runs from 12-18 September. Szu Shen Wong, Thibaut Deviese, Jane Draycott, John Betts and Matthew Johnston describe what lies behind a print depicting patients with syphilis from the 18th century.
A contributing factor to the rise of premature births and the early onset of puberty may be the use of the chemical BPA in plastic products.
The Queen’s speech is likely to address issues surrounding “health tourism” in the UK.
Researchers in Mexico have raised the possibility of a new treatment for osteoporosis based on an extract from the plant that is the source of Mexico’s well known spirit drink, tequila.
Pharmacist John Walker of Stockton-on-Tees invented the match in the 19th Century.
Andrew Haynes describes three health-related exhibitions to visit in central London.
Acute insomnia was resolved following a one-hour therapy session in over 70% of cases, according to a UK-based study.
New research from China shows promise in water purification by harnessing natural processes.
Major Tim Peake travelled to the International Space Station at the end of 2015. Andrew Haynes describes the space motion sickness that often accompanies such missions.