10/17 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7809/10
Pharmacy is a scientific profession. That is the solid reminder in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s report “New medicines, better medicines, better use of medicines”, published this week. The guide describes the spectrum of basic, applied and social sciences involved in bringing medicines to patients and ensuring their safe and effective use.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that they can only legally ignore its guidance if they have a clear clinical reason.
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This week saw the publication of the first national study of asthma deaths in the UK. Its findings provide some powerful statements for pharmacy. Anna Murphy explains.
The RPS’s latest report describes what pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists can do to address some of the challenges of getting new medicines to patients
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Pavitar Gandham and colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust explain what it is like to be some of the first pharmacists to become NIHR trainee research fellows