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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

As the May 2015 UK General Election approaches, party campaigns have swung into motion, manifestos launched, party lines drawn and political rhetoric ramped up. In the image, the houses of Parliament

General election promises should be based on evidenceSubscription

When it comes to developing policy, politicians should heed the best available evidence. Election promises should be no different.

Feature

Clinical trials and the rules that govern them are coming under pressure for an overhaul. In the image, a researcher checks storage of samples in freezer

Clinical trials and tribulationsSubscription

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A shake-up of the way clinical trials are conducted is on the horizon, with the aim of improving access to medicines.

Learning article

Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place. In the image, a group of IV drips in hospital

Mixing medicines: how to ensure patient safetySubscription

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Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place.

Q&A

The Pharmaceutical Journal approached the three main political parties to find out their views on health-related policy matters

UK political parties discuss healthcare and pharmacy issues ahead of general electionSubscription

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Ahead of the UK public going to the polls on 7 May in the 2015 general election, the three largest political parties in Westminster respond to questions on the big issues in healthcare and pharmacy.

Careers

An internet pharmacy is a business worth considering. Here are advice, rules and regulations for setting one up

Advice, rules and regulations for setting up an internet pharmacySubscription

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There are 496 distance-selling pharmacy websites currently registered in the UK. What do pharmacists who want to set up their own online pharmacy need to know? 

News

A holistic, community pharmacy-based medicines review service can improve quality of life, medicines adherence and reduce the risk of falls in older patients

Holistic service from community pharmacists can reduce fall risk and improve patients’ quality of lifeSubscription

A holistic, community pharmacy-based medicines review service directed at older patients taking four or more medicines can improve quality of life, medicines adherence and reduce the risk of falls, suggests new research.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has confirmed that high doses of ibuprofen carry a small increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke

High doses of ibuprofen increase cardiovascular risk, EMA warnsSubscription

The European Medicines Agency has confirmed that high doses of ibuprofen and related molecule dexibuprofen carry a small increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

25 April 2015, Vol 294, No 7859

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The three main political parties share their views on health-related policy matters.

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Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to a pharmacy. In the image, an elderly woman dials NHS 111

Why doesn't NHS 111 refer patients to pharmacists?Subscription

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Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to speak to a pharmacist. Stephen Robinson asks why and looks at what can be done to increase referrals.

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