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  • Major changes have been made to the structure and appearance of the British National Formulary (BNF), the medicines and prescribing reference book used by NHS healthcare professionals. Image of the new BNF website pictured

    New edition of BNF brings ‘fundamental change’ Subscription

    17 SEP 2015 13:22 By Stephen Robinson
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    Major changes have been made to the structure and appearance of the British National Formulary, the medicines and prescribing reference book used by NHS healthcare professionals.

  • Karen Baxter, director, British National Formulary (BNF)

    Q&A: Why we redesigned the BNF Subscription

    17 SEP 2015 13:18 By Stephen Robinson
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    British National Formulary director Karen Baxter tells Stephen Robinson what users can expect from the publication’s new look and why the changes were needed.

  • Xgeva warning Subscription

    7 AUG 2015 9:43

    The summary of product characteristics (SPC) for Xgeva (denosumab; Amgen) now warns that the start of treatment or new treatment course should be delayed in patients with unhealed open soft tissue lesions in the mouth. In addition, poorly fitting dentures are now a risk factor to consider before starting treatment and invasive dental procedures should be avoided during treatment. This is because of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Detailed information can be found in the SPC

  • Herbal medicines information Subscription

    7 AUG 2015 8:39

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will now be systematically publishing its scientific opinion on the use of individual herbal medicines in a format that is easy for the public to understand. The monographs are available from the EMA website. 

  • Medicines information pharmacists provide a specialist service across community and hospital pharmacy, as well as within the pharmaceutical industry

    Providing medicines information for community, hospital and the pharmaceutical industry Subscription

    9 FEB 2015 16:59 By Saša Jankovic

    Medicines information pharmacists provide a specialist service across community and hospital pharmacy, as well as within the pharmaceutical industry. What does the role involve and what skills do you need to do it?

  • New app to assist RPS members Subscription

    12 SEP 2014 10:22 By Jeff Mills

    A new app that allows pharmacists to record notes on the top 200 most-prescribed medicines has been launched by the RPS.

  • Mobile screen with social media apps

    Role for smartphones and social media in medicine safety

    8 SEP 2014 16:40 By Joanna Lyford

    An app will be developed to make it easy for healthcare professionals and the public to report suspected adverse drug reactions.

  • Head of technology at MedicinesComplete, Harvinder Sondh

    Putting clinical information at your fingertips Subscription

    25 JUL 2014 By Gareth Malson

    Harvinder Sondh uses his background as a pharmacist to help design online tools to assist pharmacists and pharmacutical scientists.

  • Medicines information services sign

    Medicines information services have positive impact

    26 JUN 2014 16:47 By Debbie Andalo

    Medicines information services could make a “major contribution” to reducing the number of medicine errors in the UK.

  • Colon

    BNF provides advice on the differences between oral mesalazine products

    11 APR 2014 12:26

    The British National Formulary has updated its information on mesalazine oral preparations, which are used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, according to its latest newsletter (April 2014). Source: ...

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