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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Societal attitudes towards HIV need to keep up with the advances in drug development and treatment for the illness. In the illustration, a man is huddled in a corner with a big, red AIDS symbol - ribbon - painted on a wall

Stigma towards people with HIV will undo advances in drug treatmentSubscription

Societal attitudes towards HIV need to keep up with the advances in drug development and treatment for the illness.

Junior doctors deserve support during this difficult period in their careers. In the image, numerous cutouts of paper figures holding hands.

Pharmacists must support their junior doctor colleaguesSubscription

Junior doctors deserve support during this difficult period in their careers.

Comment

Although interest in pharmacy practice research is growing, there is plenty that needs to be done boost engagement and participation. In the image, a tray full of medical research papers and another empty tray marked 'pharmacy research'

Ways to boost pharmacy practice researchSubscription

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Although interest in pharmacy practice research is growing, there is plenty that needs to be done to boost engagement and participation.

The overwhelming evidence about the dangers of long-term use of mefloquine leaves the UK Ministry of Defence little excuse to continue giving this drug to its soldiers.

Stop prescribing mefloquine to our military personnel for malaria prophylaxisSubscription

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The overwhelming evidence about the dangers of long-term use of mefloquine leaves the UK Ministry of Defence little excuse to continue giving this drug to soldiers.

Learning article

Identifying symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption (pictured), the available treatments and best practice for management

Tooth eruption and teething in childrenSubscription

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Identifying symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption, the available treatments and best practice for management.

Due to rising obesity and changes in the ethnic make up of the UK population, the number of people in the UK with diabetes is expected to rise by over 50% by 2030. In the image, polarised light micrograph of glynase, used to treat Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes: pharmacological management strategiesSubscription

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Current and future treatment options for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Careers

Being a trustee for a charity enables pharmacists to gain skills in leadership, organisation and teamwork. In the image, illustration of working hands

Boosting your pharmacy career by becoming a charity trustee Subscription

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Being a trustee for a charity enables pharmacists to gain skills in leadership, organisation and teamwork. Ingrid Torjesen finds out what being a trustee involves and how you can become one.

News

The costs of NHS medicines prescribed in hospital and in the community in England rose by 7.8% between 2013-14 and 2014-15. In the image, storage unit of a hospital pharmacy

NHS drug spending rises by 8% to £15.5bn in EnglandSubscription

The costs of NHS medicines prescribed in hospital and in the community in England rose by 7.8% between 2013–2014 and 2014–2015. 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should be considered to treat menopausal symptoms and healthcare professionals should be more willing to discuss this option with patients. In the image, a woman takes HRT

NICE backs use of HRT for menopausal symptomsSubscription

Hormone replacement therapy should be considered to treat menopausal symptoms and healthcare professionals should be more willing to discuss this option with patients, according to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

November 2015, Vol 295, No 7883

Cover Story:

Planned government budget cuts put pharmacy’s role in providing public health services under threat.

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel (PSEAP) is looking to co-opt RPS members from community or hospital pharmacy to work alongside one of its working groups. In the image, members of the PSEAP

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel is looking to co-opt RPS members from community or hospital pharmacy to work alongside one of its working groups.

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