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Editorial

Primary care on a scrabble board

Help is needed for patients to understand the scope of pharmacy services

Patients and the public could do with more information about the clinical role of pharmacists — but more research is needed, too.

Berwick report messages remain relevant a year on

The lessons from Mid Staffs should resonate beyond England and more widely than hospital care.

Feature

Close up of a lung-on-chip linked to a cyclic suction - organ on chip

Organ-on-chip technology to revolutionise drug developmentSubscription

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Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.

Comment

Care homes should use local pharmacies

Care homes are better off with local pharmaciesSubscription

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National pharmaceutical providers can cut costs, but it is the personal touch and higher quality of care provided by local pharmacies that care homes should consider. 

CPD article

Trichophyton interdigitale, the fungus responsible for athlete's foot.

Over-the-counter treatments for athlete's footSubscription

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This fungal skin infection is estimated to affect more than 15% of the world’s population. Make sure your pharmacy team knows how to advise patients in managing this common condition.

Careers

Nicola Clargo, clinical pharmacist at First Databank

Quality control of clinical informationSubscription

By Jeff Mills

Pharmacist Nicola Clargo describes her chance career in medical informatics and how it gives her the opportunity to make a difference to patient safety.

News

Zameer Choudrey, CEO of Bestway Group

Bestway aims high in the UK pharmacy market

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How will Bestway, new owner of the UK’s third largest pharmacy chain, perform in the pharmacy market? And, crucially, will it change the Co-operative business model?

Anopheles minimus, mosquito causing malaria

Artemisinin-resistant malaria ‘widespread’ in Southeast Asia

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Researchers call for radical measures to prevent resistance to the most effective type of antimalarial agent spreading to the Indian subcontinent and beyond.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

9/16 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7822/3

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Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.

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YOUR RPS

Helen Gordon

Providing standards and resources — and paying tribute Subscription

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RPS chief executive Helen Gordon looks at initiatives to provide the professional leadership pharmacists seek.

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