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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Preregistration tutors must take their responsibility to trainees seriously and provide a supportive learning environment

Tutors can help address preregistration training problems nowSubscription

Preregistration tutors must take their responsibility to trainees seriously and provide a supportive learning environment.

The recent 5000% price increase for toxoplasmosis treatment Daraprim has sparked a wider discussion on the problems in the pharmaceutical industry in the US. In the image, dollar bills inside prescription pill bottles

Drug price hikes in the United States must be stoppedSubscription

The recent 5,000% price increase for toxoplasmosis treatment Daraprim has sparked a wider discussion on problems with the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.

Comment

As evidence continues to emerge about the safety and benefits of e-cigarettes as a displacement tool for smoking, healthcare professionals have a duty to inform, not scare, people about these products

Scaremongering about e-cigarettes is not in the best interest of patientsSubscription

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As evidence continues to emerge about the safety and benefits of e-cigarettes as a displacement tool for smoking, healthcare professionals have a duty to inform, not scare, people about these products.

We must remember that coeliac patients are suffering from a debilitating disease, and these products keep them healthy and help improve their quality of life. In the image, grains of wheat coming out of a pill bottle

NHS gluten-free food controversy does no favours for patients with coeliac diseaseSubscription

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In light of negative press coverage about the NHS’s spend on gluten-free products, we must remember that coeliac patients are suffering from a debilitating disease, and these products keep them healthy and help improve their quality of life.

Learning article

Helminths either live as parasites, or free of a host, in aquatic and terrestrial environments. In the image, micrograph of the head of a tapeworm (Taenia pisiformis)

Helminth infections: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription

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Diagnosis and selection of appropriate drug treatments for common helminth infections.

Dry eye disease is a common, multifactorial disease of tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbances and tear film instability, with potential damage to the ocular surface

Dry eye disease: risk factors and selecting treatment

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Identifying the risk factors for dry eye disease and selecting the most appropriate and effective treatments.

Careers

With a degree in pharmacy, you have a skill that is sought the world over. So, if you would like a new challenge or just fancy seeing more of the world, rest assured there are opportunities to ply your trade in some faraway land

What pharmacists should consider before moving to another countrySubscription

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Moving to a different country to practise pharmacy gives practitioners the chance to work in unfamiliar conditions, meet new people and immerse themselves in foreign cultures. But if you are thinking of relocating abroad, what should you think about before doing so?

The Pharmaceutical Journal

October 2015, Vol 295, No 7882

Cover Story:

From flu vaccines to a mission to Mars, scientists are engineering biological systems to meet the medical needs of the 21st century.

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