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The Pharmaceutical Journal

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Getting vaccination rates back on track must be prioritised on a global level to stop further outbreaks of preventable diseases. In the image, a broken chain of paper dolls

Global vaccination efforts must be stepped up to break the chain of preventable diseasesSubscription

Getting vaccination rates back on track must be prioritised at a global level to stop further outbreaks of preventable diseases.

NHS finances and staffing are typically prominent in UK general election campaigns, but there is a distinct lack of vision around the NHS’s workforce challenges and the impact that pharmacists can make. In the image, the houses of Parliament

Election manifestos miss the point about NHS staff capacitySubscription

NHS finances and staffing are typically prominent in UK general election campaigns, but there is a distinct lack of vision around the NHS’s workforce challenges and the impact that pharmacists can make.

Q&A

Mark Porter, the British Medical Association’s council chairman, talks campaigns, seven-day working and the potential for greater pharmacist involvement in prescribing issues in general practice

Mark Porter: how doctors make their voices heard loud and clearSubscription

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The British Medical Association’s council chairman Mark Porter talks campaigns, seven-day working and the potential for greater pharmacist involvement in prescribing issues in general practice.

CPD article

With up to 253,000 deaths related to drug misuse globally, understanding how to identify and treat drug overdoses can save lives. In the image, a drug addicts injects heroin

Illicit drug overdose: managing emergency careSubscription

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With up to 253,000 deaths related to drug misuse globally, understanding how to identify and treat drug overdoses can save lives.

Careers

Aside from checking for typos and being truthful about your qualifications, it is very important to tailor your CV to the specifics of the vacancy you are applying for

How to enhance a pharmacy CVSubscription

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Aside from checking for typos and being truthful about your qualifications, what can pharmacists do to ensure that their CV stands out from the competition? Sasa Jankovic looks at the skills and information to include.

News

Commitments to give the NHS more money may not be enough for the largest political parties to keep their promises. In the image, David Cameron (Conservative), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) and Ed Miliband (Labour)

Can political parties keep their promises on the NHS?Subscription

Health organisations analyse the pre-election pledges of parties, and try to make sense of detail-light manifestos.

According to a recent study, even when older men are successfully treated for their erectile dysfunction, their increases in sexual activity and sexual function aren’t always reflected in satisfaction with sex and relationships

Erectile dysfunction treatments leave men unsatisfiedSubscription

Drugs developed to improve erectile dysfunction have improved sexual function and activity in 80% of users, but did not translate into satisfaction with sex and relationships for older men, a study has found.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

2 May 2015, Vol 294, No 7860

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With up to 253,000 deaths related to drug misuse globally, understanding how to identify and treat drug overdoses can save lives.

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YOUR RPS

he Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) will lead an update of the national competency framework for all prescribers this year and publish accompanying guidance and support tools for pharmacists

RPS to lead update to national prescribing frameworkSubscription

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Pharmacists are to receive support tools and guidance as part of a planned update to the national prescribing framework.

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