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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

People reluctant to get tested for HIV clinic new home test without professional support

HIV self testing should not replace face-to-face diagnosis

People who are reluctant to get tested for HIV at a clinic may opt to use a new home test, but they will do so without professional support.

iPhone Researchkit: New technologies to facilitate healthcare research must be embraced, with a healthy dose of scepticism.

Research gets clever with smartphone appsSubscription

New technologies to facilitate healthcare research must be embraced, with a healthy dose of scepticism.

Feature

ResearchKit Apple new software iPhone users medical research diagnostic devices collect scientific data new frontier medical studies

ResearchKit: a clever tool to gather clinical dataSubscription

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New software from Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to contribute to medical research but scientists warn there may be pitfalls.

Comment

There is growing evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis is efficacious, safe and cost-effective in preventing high-risk individuals from getting HIV

Time to expand use of PrEP to prevent spread of HIV infectionSubscription

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There is growing evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis is efficacious, safe and cost-effective in preventing high-risk individuals from getting HIV.

Q&A

David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture’s chief executive officer

David Reddy: delivery of new anti-malaria drugs to developing countries is vital in fight against the diseaseSubscription

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David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture’s chief executive officer, discusses developments in the fight against the disease ahead of World Malaria Day on 25 April.

CPD article

Burn is an injury caused by thermal (heat), electrical, chemical or radiation energy. In the image, a close up of a third-degree burn

Burns: assessment and treatmentSubscription

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Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.

Careers

Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at The Royal Bank of Scotland, describes how to secure funding from a bank to set up a pharmacy business

Advice on securing a bank loan to buy a pharmacySubscription

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Most would-be pharmacy owners have to secure funding from a bank to set up a business. Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland, describes what you can expect from your advisers — and what they expect from you.

News

More people live within a 20-minute walk of a pharmacy than live as close to a GP surgery, a study has shown, adding proximity to the reasons that community pharmacists are well placed to offer some of the public health services currently provided by GPs

More people live within a 20-minute walk of a pharmacy than a GP surgerySubscription

More people live within a 20-minute walk of a pharmacy than live as close to a GP surgery, new research has shown.

The first candidate malaria vaccine to reach phase III clinical trials is not as effective at protecting young African children against the disease as was hoped. In the image, an anopheles albimanus mosquito, vector of malaria

Malaria vaccine is less effective than hoped, clinical trial showsSubscription

The first candidate malaria vaccine to reach phase III clinical trials is not as effective at protecting young African children against the disease as was hoped, according to results of the RTS,S clinical trial.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

9/16 May 2015, Vol 294, No 7861/2

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New software from Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to contribute to medical research but scientists warn there may be pitfalls.

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YOUR RPS

Initative from Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for pharmacists and GPs to collaborate closely patient care

What closer ties with GP practices will mean for pharmacistsSubscription

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Following proposals for pharmacists and GPs to work more closely on patient care, Stephen Robinson looks at reactions to the idea and explains what needs to happen for the vision to become reality.

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