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  • ‘Physicochemical principles of pharmacy in manufacture, formulation and clinical use 6th edition’, by Alexander T Florence and David Attwood

    Learn all about physical pharmacy Subscription

    11 JAN 2016 8:56 By Laurence A. Goldberg

    ‘Physicochemical principles of pharmacy in manufacture, formulation and clinical use. Sixth edition’, by Alexander T Florence and David Attwood.

  • Emily Rose (pictured) was announced the winner of ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ 2015. Here she talks about her journey to rheumatology and the patient monitoring pathway that led to her national recognition

    How to win national recognition through rheumatology Subscription

    8 JAN 2016 8:59 By Julia Robinson

    ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ winner Emily Rose has saved the NHS £200,000 as a result of her new patient monitoring pathway. Here she tells Julia Robinson how she accidently fell into rheumatology, and why she intends on rolling the service out to other departments.

  • A partnership between Roche and the NIHR aims to discover if a drug traditionally prescribed for people with arthritis can also benefit those suffering from an incurable heart disease. Health minister George Freeman, pictured, announced the partnership

    Partnership between NHS and Roche targets rare heart condition Subscription

    6 JAN 2016 16:26

    A new partnership between Roche and NHS researchers has been established to discover whether a drug traditionally prescribed for people with arthritis can also benefit patients suffering from an incurable heart disease.

  • A drug discovery database containing billions of experimental measurements mapping the actions of drugs on human proteins has been updated to include three dimensional data.

    Drug discovery database updated with 3D data Subscription

    6 JAN 2016 16:26

    A drug discovery database containing billions of experimental measurements mapping the actions of drugs on human proteins has been updated to include three dimensional data.

  • NICE recommends elosulfase alfa Subscription

    6 JAN 2016 13:45

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued final guidance that recommends elosulfase alfa (Vimizim; BioMarin Pharma) for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (also known as MPS IVa and Morquio A syndrome). 

  • Scientists have successfully restored function of the mutated dystrophin gene in mice by packaging the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system (pictured) into a virus and injecting it into the muscle or bloodstream

    Gene editing used to treat muscular dystrophy in mice Subscription

    5 JAN 2016 13:34

    CRISPR/Cas9 system injected into muscle or bloodstream restored function of dystrophin gene, marking an important step in gene therapy research.

  • Community pharmacies are seen as healthcare clinics by the public but also need to be profitable in order to be viable. Is there a conflict between these two requirements? Pictured, a set of scales weighing up money and health.

    Achieving the right balance between clinical responsibility and commercial success

    31 DEC 2015 10:48 By Saša Jankovic

    Community pharmacies are seen as healthcare clinics by the public but also need to be profitable in order to be viable. Is there a conflict between these two requirements, or can they operate in tandem?

  • A hit below the belt for community pharmacy Subscription

    21 DEC 2015 16:24 By Michael Holden

    The subheading “putting pharmacy at the heart of the NHS” from the letter from the Department of Health (DoH) and NHS England on community pharmacy contractual funding sounded great. However, the messages in it were not the Christmas present or the vision and leadership that the dedicated owners and ...

  • Claire Thompson (pictured) has co-founded two pharmaceutical science companies, following a career in the industry spanning over 15 years and has the credentials to be a role model for women in science

    Leading the way for women in science as a pharmaceutical entrepreneur Subscription

    18 DEC 2015 13:51 By Emma Page
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    Serial entrepreneur Claire Thompson recently secured the Royal Pharmaceutical Society commendation for pharmaceutical science. Here, she talks to Emma Page about business, women in science and football.

  • Founding and evolution of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society cabinet containing the RPS charter and an original portrait of Jacob Bell, among others

    A visit to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum Subscription

    17 DEC 2015 14:53 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum has ownership of more than 45,000 items dating back as early as the 1600s. The museum is currently open to RPS members and there are plans to open it to the public in 2016. 

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