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Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics may have to be santioned in the future. In the image, a doctor writes a prescription

Referral to regulator for inappropriate antibiotics prescribing may have to be consideredSubscription

Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics may have to be sanctioned in the future. 

For almost two decades men have had Viagra (sildenafil) to treat erectile dysfunction, and ever since the launch of the blockbuster drug the pharmaceutical industry has been searching for the female equivalent. And now it has arrived

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FDA succumbs to pressure to approve first agent to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women.

Comment

The EU has shown a lack of leadership in tackling alcohol-related harm and its citizens are paying the price. In the image, rows of empty bottles against a yellow background

Why the EU has failed in tackling the alcohol problemSubscription

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The EU has shown a lack of leadership in tackling alcohol-related harm and its citizens are paying the price.

Learning article

All forms of natural and semisynthetic penicillins, or drugs with a similar structure such as cephalosporins or carbapenems, can cause allergy. In the image, penicillin allergy rash in forearm

Penicillin allergy: identification and management

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How to assess patients for true penicillin allergy and make appropriate treatment choices.

CPD article

Subfertility is defined by the failure of a heterosexual couple to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. In the image, an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) laboratory

Subfertility: treatment options in womenSubscription

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The causes of subfertility in women and the pharmacological and surgical options available.

Careers

Lead procurement pharmacist Zeinab Sulaiman (pictured) spends her time managing the effects of medicines contract changes and holding supply managers to account

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Organisation and delegation are essential skills in a procurement role.

News

Modafinil, approved for narcolepsy and other wakefulness disorders, could be the first safe pharmaceutical nootropic agent or ‘smart drug’ and is used by students to sharpen and improve concentration. In the image, a student studying for an exam

Modafinil could be the first safe ‘smart drug’Subscription

Modafinil, approved for narcolepsy and other wakefulness disorders, could be the first safe pharmaceutical nootropic agent or ‘smart drug’, according to a review published in European Neuropsychopharmacology .

Updated national guidelines for adults with type 1 diabetes, for children and young people with types 1 and 2 diabetes and for patients with diabetic foot problems have been published by NICE. In the image, a young girl gets an insulin shot

NICE recommends tighter glucose control in updated diabetes guidelinesSubscription

Updated national guidelines for adults with type 1 diabetes, for children and young people with types 1 and 2 diabetes and for patients with diabetic foot problems have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

05 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7878

Cover Story:

Patient and pharmacy bodies have given a mixed response to government plans on improving drug adherence and reducing drug waste, with some preferring patient-specific approaches

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