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Why the evidence for testosterone therapy adds upSubscription

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A closer examination of the evidence on testosterone therapy for men shows why the animosity surrounding the treatment is based on flawed assumptions. 

CPD article

SEM of activated platelets

Heparin-induced thrombocytopeniaSubscription

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Heparin is widely used for thromboprophylaxis or as a treatment in many clinical situations, however, it can cause serious adverse effects. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an immune-mediated adverse drug reaction, is associated with high morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed.

Review

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Safe dispensing in community pharmacies: applying the software, hardware, environment and liveware (SHELL) model

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The human aspects of the community pharmacy work system are vulnerable to medication-related errors. Established models of human error can identify actual or potential hazards, and are important in our understanding of the interaction between human and system factors that influence performance. The software, hardware, environment and liveware (SHELL) model, a traditional human factors framework, is used in this article to classify potential sources of error in community ...

Short communications

Making patients aware that healthy eating can prevent diabetesSubscription

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A survey Diabetes UK has just conducted shows that most of us (59%) now know someone with type 2 diabetes. Yet most people would ignore four out of six symptoms of diabetes (thrush, fatigue, increased urination and extreme thirst).

Managing stained teethSubscription

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Many people often visit pharmacies to ask for solutions to stained teeth. We write to highlight to pharmacists briefly the different types of staining and treatment options available.

Melatonin is not a long-term solution for sleep issues in childrenSubscription

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The media has recently highlighted that the number of prescriptions for melatonin have been increasing in children and young people. This is a cause for concern and something that The Children’s Sleep Charity is working hard to address. It is, of course, important ...

Research briefing

Multi-compartment compliance aid box

Compliance aids reduce medicine administration errors in care homesSubscription

23 JUN 2017

Researchers observe higher accuracy rates when multi-compartment containers are used instead of original packaging to administer tablets to care-home residents.

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Cannabis drug cuts seizures in childhood epilepsySubscription

22 JUN 2017

Cannabidiol shows promise in reducing the frequency of convulsive seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.

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Flu might increase risk of Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription

15 JUN 2017

Researchers observe a link between flu virus infection and Parkinson’s disease pathology, strengthening the case for flu vaccination and prompt antiviral treatment.

Diabetic foot ulcer

Foot mat helps predict recurrent diabetic foot ulcersSubscription

13 JUN 2017

A heat-detection mat that gives early warning of developing foot ulcers shows encouraging results, offering a useful tool in diabetic care.

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Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist cover - July 2017

CP July 2017, Vol 9, No 7

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Safe dispensing in community pharmacies: applying the software, hardware, environment and liveware (SHELL) model

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.