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Person's face disintegrating, suicide concept

Suicide and preventionSubscription

In early January 2015, my daughter attended the funerals of two male friends. They didn’t know one another; they lived in different parts of the south of England. Both had committed suicide.


Illustration showing the path of pain and its inhibition at the level of the neurons of the spinal cord

Treatments for neuropathic painSubscription

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Abstract: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a common condition characterised by subjective negative and positive symptoms that range from numbness to debilitating pain. NP can have a significant negative impact on a patient’s quality of life. Pharmacotherapy is typically the first step in treating NP. Guidelines and consensus statements from various organisations around the world appear to be consistent with the classes of medications recommended for both general and specific types of NP, which ...

Short communications

How chemotherapy and radiation lead to intergenerational impact on fertilitySubscription


On 31 October 2017, at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Antonio, Patel and colleagues presented the first study to correlate chemotherapy-treated women with reduced fertility of their offspring

Survey of oncology healthcare professionals demonstrates inadequate reference information sources used for prescribingSubscription

We wish to highlight to readers of Clinical Pharmacist, the results of a recent survey of oncology healthcare professionals (HCPs) which demonstrated that inadequate and potentially out-of-date sources of information may be used as reference sources for prescribing medicines in oncology. Use of outdated reference sources has implications for patient safety, potentially exposing patients to risk.

Research briefing

MRI scan of brain with multiple sclerosis

Antihistamine shows potential to repair neuron damage in multiple sclerosisSubscription

20 NOV 2017

Research shows an over-the-counter antihistamine could act as a remyelinating agent in multiple sclerosis

Close up of woman receiving botox injection

Botox more effective than topiramate for chronic migraine preventionSubscription

20 NOV 2017

New research suggested botox had greater tolerability compared with topiramate against chronic migraine

Micrograph of H1N1 virus

H1N1 infection may increase risk of type 1 diabetesSubscription

20 NOV 2017

Researchers from Norway used national registry data to explore if the H1N1 virus could be linked to the development of type 1 diabetes

Close up of man's hands holding a vape

Replacing cigarettes with vaping could cut early deathsSubscription

20 NOV 2017

Researchers modelled a hypothetical scenario where 95% of smokers in the United States switched to e-cigarettes over a 10 year period

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CP December 2017, Vol 9, No 12

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Treatments for neuropathic pain

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