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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Pharmacists, particularly those in the community, are closer than ever to being offered the new opportunities in clinical practice. In the image, illustration of different roads leading to a final destination

The wait is over for more clinical roles for pharmacistsSubscription

Pharmacists, particularly those in the community, are closer than ever to being offered the new opportunities in clinical practice.

Comment

Among scientists and health professionals there are differing opinions on how far we should take genetic engineering. In the image, futuristic illustration of a foetus in a glass uterus

Genetically engineering humans: a step too far?Subscription

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Among scientists and health professionals there are differing opinions on how far we should take genetic engineering. Robert Sparrow and Glenn Cohen discuss the merits and dangers of using this technology beyond disease treatment and prevention.

Learning article

Risk stratification and ongoing care is important in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, the new collective term for unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. In the image, a nurse looks at the ECG results of a patient

Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome: an updateSubscription

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Risk stratification and ongoing care is important in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, the new collective term for unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.

Careers

Vanessa Sherwood (pictured) is a pharmacist and co-ordinator of a new type of mental health service called the Bloom Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

How mental health is being improved by community pharmacists in CanadaSubscription

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Community pharmacists in Canada are delivering a new type of mental health service called the Bloom Program.

News

Hospitals are outperforming primary care when it comes to implementing toolkits for AMS, according to research performed by Public Health England. In the image, Diane Ashiru-Oredope, the pharmacist lead for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship at PHE

Hospitals outperforming primary care on antibiotic stewardship, says Public Health EnglandSubscription

When it comes to implementing toolkits for antimicrobial stewardship, hospitals are doing better than primary care, according to research by Public Health England.

A study highlights that N-acetylcysteine could be beneficial in preventing ototoxicity with a class of antibiotics known to induce death of hair cells within the cochlea. In the image, micrograph of inner ear hair cells

Antioxidant shows promise in preventing hearing loss caused by aminoglycoside antibioticsSubscription

Researchers are calling for a clinical trial to determine the protective effects of N-acetylcysteine in reducing the risk of deafness in patients taking aminoglycoside antibiotics for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

26 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7881

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Among scientists and health professionals there are differing opinions on how far we should take genetic engineering.

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The RPS has published its vision for the future of the pharmacy workforce, setting out the objectives of the society and defines the quality of education required for students, trainees and pharmacists. In the image, Catherine Duggan launched the document

RPS publishes strategy for future pharmacy workforceSubscription

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published a strategy document for the future of the pharmacy workforce, which sets out the objectives of the Society and defines the quality of education required for students, trainees and pharmacists.

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