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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Public health could be sacrificed in large trade pacts that are discussed in secrecy. In the image, an ancient world map

Free trade agreements play a dangerous game with public healthSubscription

Public health could be sacrificed in large trade pacts that are discussed in secrecy.

Feature

UCL School of Pharmacy, Monash University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  signed a five year memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the creation of a PharmAlliance partnership. In the image, students from the 3 universities

Pharmacy schools take a global route to solving world problemsSubscription

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Three notable schools of pharmacy in the UK, US and Australia are working together to change education, pharmaceutical research and professional practice.

Breaking the cycle of heroin addiction. With rates of heroin addiction stubbornly high, there is still debate about how best to treat those hooked on the drug.

Heroin abuse: breaking the cycleSubscription

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With rates of heroin addiction stubbornly high, there is still debate about how best to treat those hooked on the drug.

Learning article

Challenging behaviour is any non-verbal, verbal of physical behaviour which makes it difficult to deliver good care safely. It includes grabbing, biting, punching, or self-injury. In the image, an aggressive patient is restrained to a hospital bed

Tranquillisation of patients with aggressive or challenging behaviourSubscription

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Although never the first option, rapid tranquillisation may be required to ensure patient and staff safety when a patient exhibits violent behaviour.

Q&A

Former chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Bill Scott, pictured, talks about his career, politics, the NHS and that controversial comment he made last year about taking science out of the pharmacy degree

Bill Scott: putting pharmacy first in ScotlandSubscription

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Former chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Bill Scott talks to The Pharmaceutical Journal about his career, politics, the NHS and his controversial comment about taking science out of the pharmacy degree.

Careers

Anisha Patel (pictured) is the only pharmacist working for the National Ambulance service in Abu Dhabi

Building a pharmacy for the National Ambulance in the United Arab EmiratesSubscription

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Anisha Patel is the only pharmacist working for the National Ambulance service in Abu Dhabi. Here, she describes her role in expanding the pharmacy — and developing services for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

News

Patients with psoriasis who experience trauma to the joints or bones are up to 50% more likely to go on to develop psoriatic arthritis, a study finds. In the image, x-ray of the knee joints

Trauma to joints can increase risk of psoriatic arthritisSubscription

Patients with psoriasis who experience trauma to the joints or bones are up to 50% more likely to go on to develop psoriatic arthritis, finds new research.

Reviewing the medication of patients presenting at hospital promptly was not found to have an impact on the length of hospital admission, mortality or re-admissions, finds a systematic review

Study finds pharmacist-led medication reviews may not improve health outcomesSubscription

Reviewing the medication of patients presenting at hospital promptly was not found to have an impact on the length of hospital admission, mortality or re-admissions, finds a systematic review.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

27 June 2015, Vol 294, No 7868/9

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With rates of heroin addiction stubbornly high, there is debate about the best form of treatment.

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