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  • January 2017

    2017: the year in pharmacy Subscription

    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: ...

  • 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.

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

    A brief history of ibuprofen Subscription

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

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

    A decade of community pharmacy funding in England Subscription

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A quick guide to medical cannabis infographic

    A quick guide to medical cannabis Subscription

    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.

  • 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.

  • Infographic showing how dupilumab works

    Atopic dermatitis: emerging and current treatments Subscription

    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.

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