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  • Oct 20 Infographic

    Untangling IBS from IBD Subscription

    29 OCT 2020

    Although they sound similar, share some symptoms and are not mutually exclusive, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease are two distinct conditions that require different approaches.

  • INFOGRAPHIC Macrolide full

    Preserving macrolides Subscription

    27 AUG 2020

    Macrolide antibiotics have many uses, particularly for penicillin-allergic patients, but recent trends suggest that resistance is increasing among Gram-positive infections.

  • 386 387 Infographic

    Blue, brown and now green Subscription

    23 JUN 2020

    The ‘NHS long-term plan’ has called for a shift towards inhalers with a lower carbon footprint.

  • Virus lifecycle and potential therapies

    Targeting COVID-19: the drugs being fast-tracked through clinical trials and how they work

    7 MAY 2020

    The NHS is rapidly enrolling patients into studies as part of a focused international effort to find medicines that will interfere with viral replication or help modulate the immune system response.

  • Apr2020 Infographic

    Spotting the signs of acute kidney injury Subscription

    23 APR 2020

    With 65% of cases beginning in the community, pharmacists can help detect acute kidney injury early and review patients’ medicines before their condition worsens. 

  • COVID 19 Infographic March 2020 Vaccine development

    The race to stop COVID-19

    11 MAR 2020
    Comments (1)

    As a new strain of coronavirus threatens public health systems across the globe, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy: how does it work?

    Cognitive behavioural therapy: breaking the cycle Subscription

    27 FEB 2020

    The most common alternative to pharmacological treatment offered to patients with depression and anxiety by the NHS is cognitive behavioural therapy, or ‘CBT’. This guide details how it works.

  • Relief from indigestion: a visual guide

    Relief from indigestion: a visual guide Subscription

    24 JAN 2020

    Indigestion and heartburn affect four in ten people. This guide illustrates the options available over the counter for managing symptoms and how they work.

  • 2019: trending topics in pharmacy

    2019: trending topics in pharmacy Subscription

    12 DEC 2019

    We take a look at the biggest stories of the year and summarise some of your reactions to them.

  • Community pharmacy at  the heart of primary care

    Community pharmacy at the heart of primary care Subscription

    21 NOV 2019

    As the ‘NHS long-term plan’ is implemented in England, community pharmacy will become the heart of the new primary care landscape, delivering clinical services and receiving referrals from other health providers.

  • hrt infographic

    Is hormone replacement therapy worth the risks? Subscription

    10 OCT 2019
    Comments (1)

    The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have long been the source of confusion and controversy. Here we summarise the latest evidence to assist pharmacists in supporting patients thinking about HRT.

  • Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widens

    Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widens Subscription

    26 SEP 2019
    Comments (2)

    As the government consults on whether to make reporting of ethnicity pay data mandatory for employers, our analyses show the extent of the ethnicity pay gap among pharmacists. 

  • Hay fever OTC: management

    Hay fever: OTC management Subscription

    22 AUG 2019
    Comments (1)

    More patients may seek advice on hay fever in the future since NHS England has advised GPs not to routinely prescribe products that are available over the counter for this condition.

  • Pharmaceutical Journal opioid infographic

    Opioids in England: crisis averted? Subscription

    28 JUN 2019

    Despite a 20% increase in opioid prescriptions per 1,000 population over the past decade, there are signs that a US-style opioid epidemic may have been averted.

  • Measles timeline

    MMR: the struggle for national coverage Subscription

    23 MAY 2019

    Introduction of a measles vaccine in 1968 has reduced annual cases in England from around 460,000 to less than 1,000. However, the levels of vaccine coverage needed to eradicate measles remain elusive.

  • Measuring the market infographic

    Measuring the market Subscription

    26 MAR 2019

    There has been a slight contraction in the community pharmacy market in Great Britain since 2016, with small multiples winning out over large multiples and independent pharmacies

  • GSK joint pain infographic

    Joint pain: pathology and treatment

    20 MAR 2019

    An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.

  • Infographic medicines safety

    Medication errors: where do they happen? Subscription

    22 FEB 2019

    Reducing medicines-related harm requires a clear understanding of where and when errors occur. This visual summary shows the latest estimates in England per year.

  • Carter review infographic

    The Carter review: how are hospitals measuring up? Subscription

    25 JAN 2019

    Two years on from Lord Carter’s 2016 review of hospital efficiency, The Pharmaceutical Journal looks at the progress pharmacy departments in England are making towards meeting his challenging targets.

  • 2018: The twists and turns

    Pharmacy 2018: The twists and turns Subscription

    14 DEC 2018

    The main events in pharmacy throughout 2018 and a preview of the year ahead.

  • salary survey infographic 18

    Pharmacy: underpaid and stressed? Subscription

    Comments (1)

    The Pharmaceutical Journal salary and satisfaction survey 2018 provides a snapshot of the profession’s pay and working conditions.

  • Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacists

    Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacy Subscription

    26 OCT 2018
    Comments (1)

    Pregnancy causes many changes to the body, some of which can result in troublesome symptoms. Here we explain what pharmacy teams can do to help women seeking advice.

  • Statins: the highs and lows

    Statins: the highs and the lows Subscription

    Negative press seems to follow statins, the most prescribed drugs in England, despite them revolutionising cardiovascular disease prevention.

  • Infographic showing how money from the pharmacy contracts is spent in England, Scotland and Wales

    Pharmacy contracts: where the money goes Subscription

    23 AUG 2018

    Funding for the national community pharmacy contracts in England, Scotland and Wales is distributed differently. Here is a breakdown of how the three countries fund pharmacy services.

  • A quick guide to medical cannabis infographic

    A quick guide to medical cannabis Subscription

    25 JUL 2018
    Comments (2)

    With medical cannabis now legal in 44 countries around the world, and the UK likely to follow suit, here is what pharmacists need to know.

  • NHS70 timeline

    NHS70: major moments in pharmacy 1948–2018 Subscription

    22 JUN 2018

    The lives of pharmacists and the medicines they manage have changed dramatically since the NHS was created. Here, we chart the milestones that shaped the profession.

  • Graph showing breakdown of the OTC medicines market in Britain in 2017

    Breakdown of the OTC medicines market in Britain Subscription

    22 MAY 2018 Updated: 24 MAY 2018

    The over-the-counter medicines market grew by almost 1% in 2017 to reach £2.56bn. Although pain relief remains the highest value category group, the most growth was seen in eye care and gastrointestinal products.

  • Infographic on hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C: tackling the silent killer Subscription

    27 APR 2018

    About 200,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK, but it is estimated that around half of these remain undiagnosed. Identifying those at risk, offering tests and connecting those infected with treatment are crucial to tackling the disease.

  • Graphs showing results of salary and satisfaction survey

    The 2017 pharmacy salary and satisfaction survey Subscription

    21 MAR 2018 Updated: 21 MAR 2018
    Comments (1)

    The Pharmaceutical Journal has surveyed Royal Pharmaceutical Society members about their salary, and how they feel about their career and the profession. 

  • Infographic showing how the falsified medicines directive (FMD) will work

    Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): how it will work Subscription

    20 FEB 2018
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    The Falsified Medicines Directive will be rolled out in Europe from February 2019 to address the threat of fake medicines and will impact the entire supply chain

  • Infographic showing link between drinking alcohol and cancer risk

    Drinking alcohol increases cancer risk Subscription

    23 JAN 2018

    Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer, yet only 13% of adults are aware of the link.

  • January 2017

    2017: the year in pharmacy Subscription

    14 DEC 2017

    Against a backdrop of political inertia caused by a surprise general election and protracted Brexit negotiations, pharmacy has been grappling with some major issues of its own, including supervision of medicines’ supply, professional revalidation and decriminalisation of dispensing errors (see 2017: ...

  • Obesity and the cardiovascular system

    Charting obesity Subscription

    22 NOV 2017

    In the UK, the prevalence of obesity is continuing to grow, bringing with it a whole host of hidden diseases affecting a number of body systems — from cardiovascular to skeletal.   

  • cities compete ema infographic 17

    Cities compete to host EMA Subscription

    23 OCT 2017

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has assessed the bids of 19 cities that have applied to host its headquarters following the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2019. The final relocation decision will be made by the European Council on 20 November 2017.

  • Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pill

    Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pill Subscription

    26 SEP 2017

    The first combined oral contraceptive pill was licensed for ‘menstrual irregularities’ in 1957, and contraception three years later. Since then, millions of women have taken ‘the pill’.

  • Infographic showing common foot conditions

    Identifying common foot conditions

    4 AUG 2017
    Comments (1)

    Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • Timeline showing the history of ibuprofen from its discovery in 1953 to the latest findings in 2017

    A brief history of ibuprofen Subscription

    27 JUL 2017

    This timeline traces the history of popular anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen, from its invention in the 1960s to its association with cardiac side effects.

  • Science of sunscreen

    Science of sunscreen Subscription

    22 JUN 2017

    Sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 8 in 10 cases of melanoma could be prevented through better knowledge of sun damage and how to protect against it.

  • Infographic showing the history of sildenafil (Viagra)

    Three decades of Viagra

    25 MAY 2017

    Sildenafil (Viagra) — the first oral drug for erectile dysfunction to hit the market in 1998 — has been prescribed for more than 64 million men worldwide, and may soon be reclassified as a pharmacy medicine in the UK.

  • Pie charts showing the breakdown of the OTC market in Britain in 2016

    A breakdown of the over-the-counter medicines market in Britain in 2016 Subscription

    The over-the-counter medicines market grew by 2.3% during 2016 to reach £2.62bn.

  • Diagram showing different pharmacy organisations in the UK and who they represent

    Pharmacy organisations in the UK: a complicated web Subscription

    23 MAR 2017
    Comments (2)

    Pharmacy is a diverse profession and this is reflected in the wide variety of organisations that can represent the interests of pharmacists, pharmacy owners, trainees and students.

  • Infographic showing how dupilumab works

    Atopic dermatitis: emerging and current treatments Subscription

    23 FEB 2017

    Atopic dermatitis affects up to 30% of children and 10% of adults, and is common in both developed and developing countries. Two new medicines on the brink of entering the market — dupilumab, a biologic for severe disease, and crisaborole, a topical small molecule drug for milder disease — could herald a new era in the management of this condition, which has seen no major changes to the way it has been treated for over 15 years.

  • Infographic showing a decade of community pharmacy funding in England and timeline of events

    A decade of community pharmacy funding in England Subscription

    15 DEC 2016

    Community pharmacies in England dispense 174 million more prescription items annually than in 2010, a figure that is predicted to rise further. Despite this, total funding for the community pharmacy contract is heading back towards 2010 levels.

  • Treatment targets of osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis: moving beyond bisphosphonates Subscription

    23 NOV 2016
    Comments (2)

    Bisphosphonates are the mainstay of osteoporosis treatment but as more is elucidated about the underlying pathology of the condition, new drug targets are being investigated.

  • Cross section of the infographic showing leading providers of influenza vaccinations in English pharmacies

    Leading providers of influenza vaccinations in pharmacies in England Subscription

    21 OCT 2016

    In 2015–2016, 7,195 pharmacies in England administered influenza vaccinations to almost 600,000 individuals as part of the first year of the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service, with some pharmacies delivering over 1,000 vaccinations.

  • Infographic on the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

    New oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation Subscription

    23 SEP 2016

    Around 12,500 strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) in the UK each year, and 7,100 of these are preventable with appropriate anticoagulation. Four new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available in the UK in addition to warfarin.

  • Infographic explaining the pathology and treatment types of dry eye disease

    Dry eye: pathology and treatment types

    12 AUG 2016

    The underlying disease process in dry eye disease causes deterioration of the tear film, which leads to either mild or more serious forms of the condition. A variety of treatment types may offer symptomatic relief.

  • Infographic comparing the different dispensing models in community pharmacy

    Dispensing: a comparison of different models in community pharmacy Subscription

    28 JUL 2016

    Although most medicines are still dispensed by hand, new technology allows parts of the process to be automated. This infographic compares examples of the newer models, such as hub and spoke and centralised dispensing, with the traditional model.

  • Timeline and infographic showing the development and safety of proton pump inhibitors

    The development and safety of proton pump inhibitors Subscription

    24 JUN 2016

    Since the discovery of omeprazole in 1979, dispensing of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in England has increased more than 100-fold, and several products are now available without prescription. Although PPIs are effective and generally well tolerated, observational studies suggest an association with several adverse effects. Further trials are needed to establish causal relationships. 

  • Data visualisation of the fragmented community pharmacy market in Great Britain in 2016 showing ownership share and pharmacy premises

    Community pharmacy in Great Britain 2016: a fragmented market Subscription

    26 MAY 2016

    There are more than 14,000 community pharmacies in Great Britain and the top 12 players own almost 50% of the market. 

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