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Focus: Foot health

August 2017

People often overlook the importance of maintaining their feet, and how integral feet are the mobility and quality of life, until problems arise. Pharmacists are well placed to advise patients on looking after their feet.

The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of identifying and appropriately managing a variety of foot conditions in community pharmacy.

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Focus: Dry eye

August 2016

People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition.

The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to gauge how commonly dry eye is seen in the pharmacy and devise an independent editorial campaign to address the learning needs of pharmacists.

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Focus: Community pharmacy

February 2014

Do the words “community pharmacy” give you a sense of despair? Do they conjure up thoughts of endless, hard-to-reach targets, dwindling pharmacy income and lack of professional autonomy? Do they make you think of ever-increasing demands from customers, patients and the Government? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? We hope this issue of Focus will help give you ideas and perhaps provide a more positive view of community pharmacy …

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Special report

Antibiotic resistance: a fragile defence

Around 25,000 people die in the European Union each year from infections resistant to antibiotics. Third-generation cephalosporins are often useless against common bacteria like Escherichia coli, and fluoroquinolones are no longer the treatment of choice for gonorrhoea because resistance has become widespread. Find out more in The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report.

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