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Editorial

Ill-judged treatment for dementia patients cannot continue

As reports of inappropriate prescribing for dementia patients continue to increase, it is crucial that the issue is taken seriously.

Tramadol abuse

Decision to control tramadol results from learning how it is used or abused

The dangers of addiction to the opioid, which were not anticipated at the drug’s launch, serve as a reminder that pharmacists always have more to learn.

CPD article

Light micrograph of uric acid crystals from a gouty joint

Acute management and prevention of goutSubscription

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Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.

Careers

Aamer Safdar working on his computer

Advising young people on a career in healthcareSubscription

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A new online programme enables NHS staff to connect with teenagers and help them consider their career options.

News

Fentanyl patch packages

Synthetic opioid to be classified at same level as heroin to tackle US opioid crisis

The US Drug Enforcement Agency will classify illicit versions of synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, as part of ongoing efforts to tackle the country’s opioid epidemic.

Chancellor of the Exchequer philip hammond

Budget promises almost £3bn for NHS in England

The government will make a capital investment of an additional £10bn over the course of this parliament to support Sustainability and Transformation plans, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has announced in his Autumn budget.

Obituary

Joep Lange

A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

23/30 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7824/5

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Ways to treat gout — a common type of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe pain, discomfort and damage to joints.

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John Cromarty, chairman, Scottish Pharmacy Board

The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription

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Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and finds significant progress has been made.

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