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  • Over-the-counter medicines

    OTC medicines: a breakdown Subscription

    Sales of over-the-counter medicines totalled £2.45bn in 2013, up by £52.3m compared with the previous year.

  • Aspirin is one of the most common drugs with an estimated 700 to 1,000 clinical trials conducted each year

    A history of aspirin Subscription

    Aspirin was one of the first drugs to come into common usage and it still one of the most researched drugs in the world, with an estimated 700 to 1,000 clinical trials conducted each year.

  • Biology of the Ebola virus

    A visual guide to the Ebola virus epidemic Subscription

    As the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic continues to escalate, we chart the latest epidemiological data alongside an insight into the pathology of Ebola virus disease and the biological processes being targeted by drug and vaccine developers.

  • The number of pharmacists per 10,000 population varies considerably, ranging from 0.02 in Somalia to 25.07 in Malta. The mean number is 6.02. The United Kingdom sits close to the middle, with 8.08 pharmacists per 10,000 population.

    Taking stock of pharmacy: a breakdown of global workforce data Subscription

    Numerous factors influence demand for pharmacists, with a rise in the number of prescriptions and more complex drug regimens increasing demand, and developments in the technician workforce and automation mitigating it in some regions.

  • The 20 largest research-based pharmaceutical companies are active in 75 developing countries in at least one of four areas: research and development; quality management in manufacturing; supply chain management; and pharmacovigilance.

    Targeting disease in the developing world Subscription

    A new report by the Access to Medicine Index finds that pharmaceutical companies influence access to medicines in developing countries through the development of innovative and adapted products, operating equitable pricing strategies and building local capacity.

  • A range of anti-smoking policies and new cessation products has led to reduced rates of smoking in most countries, which will eventually impact on smoking-related deaths.

    A decade of smoking cessation in Europe Subscription

    The continent with the worst smoking habit is gradually giving it up. A range of anti-smoking policies and new cessation products has led to reduced rates of smoking in most countries, which will eventually impact on smoking-related deaths.

  • Oligomers are thought to be more damaging than plaques because they block cell-to-cell signalling at synapses and may also activate immune system cells triggering an attack. Neurofibrillary tangles form within nerve cells, while amyloid plaques build up i

    Closing in on Alzheimer’s disease Subscription

    Knowledge about the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease has blossomed over the past few decades, leading to a better understanding of the condition and new ways to attack it.

  • Impact and challenges of the flu virus

    Effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine and new production methods Subscription

    Despite a mismatch between the 2014–2015 seasonal flu vaccine and circulating strains, the flu jab is still the best way to protect people in at-risk groups.

  • A visual history of HIV survival in the UK

    A history of HIV survival in the UK Subscription

    Treatment for HIV has radically improved since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981. HIV-infected people in the UK are now surviving for decades, rather than months or years.

  • Timeline of the evolution of community pharmacists in the UK from the 1800s to the present

    The evolution of community pharmacists in the UK Subscription

    Legal cases have helped to shape community pharmacy from its roots in the one-time competitive roles of apothecary and chemist and druggist.

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