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Clinical Pharmacist

Learning and CPD

Long-acting opioid formulations, such as Oxycontin (slow release oxycodone), should be favoured for chronic pain over frequent short-acting formulations. In the image, a drug addict holds an oxycodone medicine bottle

Pain management in patients with a substance use disorderSubscription

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Challenges associated with treating and managing acute and chronic pain in patients presenting with a substance use disorder.

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published the individual candidate results of graduates who sat the June 2015 registration assessment on its website.

Case study: assessing and counselling a patient with insomniaSubscription

By Fabrizio Schifano

Exploring questions to be considered when managing a patient with insomnia.

Selection of active treatments for sleep disorders mostly occurs in the absence of evidence-based protocols, with drug treatments recommended empirically. In the image, a man wears a CPAP mask to treat apnoea

Sleep disorders: treatmentSubscription

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Selecting the most appropriate drug treatments for sleep disorders in the absence of trial data or evidence-based protocols.

The spectrum of sleep disorders includes normal variants and rare phenomena, such as insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders and hyper somnolence. In the image, a patient is tested in a sleep research clinic

Sleep disorders: diagnosisSubscription

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Diagnosing insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders and central disorders of hypersomnolence.

Comment

Clinician involvement in the design of drug packaging would help reduce look-alike medicines and reduce the risk of dispensing errors and patient harm. In the image, medicine shelves stacked with different drugs

How lookalike medicines can cause harm to patientsSubscription

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Involving clinicians in the design of drug packaging would help reduce the number of lookalike medicines and lower the risk of dispensing errors and patient harm.

Career development

First introduced to the NHS ten years ago, consultant pharmacists are leaders of the profession in education, research and in the delivery of expert pharmaceutical practice. In the image, pharmacist explains medicines to a patient

The role of the consultant pharmacist in the NHSSubscription

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First introduced to the NHS ten years ago, consultant pharmacists are leaders of the profession in education, research and in the delivery of expert pharmaceutical practice. Gareth Malson finds out what a career in consultant pharmacy looks like.

Update

Heart failure treatment Entresto recommended for approval in Europe

Clinical Pharmacist’s monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past monthSubscription

What’s been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month.

Clinical Pharmacist

CP October 2015, Vol 7, No 9

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Diagnosing insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders and central disorders of hypersomnolence.

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