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  • Infographic showing the history of sildenafil (Viagra)

    Three decades of Viagra

    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.

  • 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.

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

    The development and safety of proton pump inhibitors Subscription

    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. 

  • Carter review infographic

    The Carter review: how are hospitals measuring up? Subscription

    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.

  • Graphs showing results of salary and satisfaction survey

    The 2017 pharmacy salary and satisfaction survey Subscription

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

  • Targeting Hepatitis C: How new treatments work

    Targeting hepatitis C — how new treatments work Subscription

    There are >185 million people with hepatitis C infection worldwide but new treatments mean that most people with access to therapy can now be cured. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pill

    Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pill Subscription

    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’.

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