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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

More people diagnosed with diabetes, increased number of people requiring drug treatment and rising costs of newer antidiabetic medicines all add to a hefty drugs bill for the NHS. In the image, sugar cubes stacked in ascending order

Fattening up the NHS drugs billSubscription

More people diagnosed with diabetes, increased number of patients requiring drug treatment and rising costs of newer antidiabetic medicines all add to a hefty drugs bill for the NHS.

Scaremongering stories from newspapers may damage the trust between pharmacy and the public and should be taken seriously

Time to limit the damage caused by inaccurate stories about pharmacists accessing medical recordsSubscription

Scaremongering stories from newspapers could damage the trust between pharmacy and the public.

Comment

Inappropriate marketing strategies used by the pharmaceutical industry to boost drug sales must stop. In the image, illustration of a businessman pushing an oversized syringe

Questionable marketing tactics are a major problem with pharmaSubscription

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Inappropriate marketing strategies used by the pharmaceutical industry to boost drug sales must stop.

Careers

Apps are coming into widespread use, with over 100 billion apps downloaded last year worldwide. Some pharmacies are embracing the new technology to help provide more services for their patients.

How apps are being used in community pharmacySubscription

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Apps are being used widely, with over 100 billion downloaded worldwide in 2014. Some pharmacies are embracing the technology to help provide more services for their patients.

News

Metformin, one of the most widely used medications for type 2 diabetes, seems to have a positive effect on LDL cholesterol (micrograph pictured) as well as blood glucose, research finds

Metformin plays a role in lowering blood cholesterolSubscription

Metformin, one of the most widely used medications for type 2 diabetes, has a positive effect on LDL cholesterol as well as blood glucose, according to research published in Diabetes Care.

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that selectively delivers drugs to inflamed tissue, which could pave the way for improved treatment options for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the image, micrograph of a colon with Crohn's disease

Scientists develop hydrogel to directly target disease sites in inflammatory bowel diseaseSubscription

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that selectively delivers drugs to inflamed tissue, which could pave the way for improved treatment options for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

22/29 August 2015, Vol 295, No 7876/7

Cover Story:

Knowledge of the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease has blossomed over the past few decades, leading to new ways of targeting the condition.

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