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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Public Health England’s endorsement of e-cigarettes might be premature. In the image, three different types of e-cigarettes

Did Public Health England get it right over e-cigarettes?Subscription

Public Health England’s endorsement of e-cigarettes might be premature.

The launch of the first cholesterol-lowering drug since statins could herald a whole new approach to preventing heart disease.

PCSK9 inhibitors herald new era of cholesterol loweringSubscription

The launch of the first cholesterol-lowering drug since statins could herald a whole new approach to preventing heart disease.

Comment

More research is needed into the long-term effects of modafinil and, if proven safe, it deserves the same level of acceptance as caffeine

The genius is out of the bottle: smart drugs are here to staySubscription

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More research is needed into the long-term effects of modafinil and, if proven safe, it deserves the same level of acceptance as caffeine.

Learning article

Postnatal depression occurs after a woman has given birth and can occur any time up until one year after delivery. WHO recommends breastfeeding but this is complicated when a new mother is treated for depression. Pictured, a mother breastfeeds her child

Antidepressant use during breastfeedingSubscription

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Recognising the symptoms of postnatal depression, which occurs in 10–15% women following childbirth, and selecting the most appropriate antidepressant.

Careers

Independent prescriber Priya Mistry (pictured) has been working as the lead pharmacist in nutrition and peritoneal malignancy at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for 12 years

A career in chemotherapy and nutritionSubscription

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Independent prescriber Priya Mistry (pictured) has been working as the lead pharmacist in nutrition and peritoneal malignancy at ...

News

Major changes have been made to the structure and appearance of the British National Formulary (BNF), the medicines and prescribing reference book used by NHS healthcare professionals. Image of the new BNF website pictured

New edition of BNF brings ‘fundamental change’ Subscription

Major changes have been made to the structure and appearance of the British National Formulary, the medicines and prescribing reference book used by NHS healthcare professionals.

Progress on five-year integrated degree urgently needed to produce clinical pharmacists the NHS ‘wants and needs’, says chief pharmaceutical officer, Keith Ridge (far left)

Delays to pharmacy education reforms ‘must stop now’, warns pharmacy chiefSubscription

Reforms to pharmacy education have been delayed for “far too long” and progress must be made soon to deliver the pharmacists the health service needs, England’s chief pharmaceutical officer has warned.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

19 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7880

Cover Story:

Often dismissed as fakes, placebos seem to work on the same brain pathways targeted by ‘real’ treatments and involve a complex network of genes.

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Karen Baxter, director, British National Formulary (BNF)

Q&A: Why we redesigned the BNFSubscription

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British National Formulary director Karen Baxter tells Stephen Robinson what users can expect from the publication’s new look and why the changes were needed.

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