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  • Cover of ‘Handling the media: communications skills for healthcare professionals’

    A definitive guide to handling the media Subscription

    9 AUG 2016 9:58 By Steve Bremer

    ‘Handling the media: communications skills for healthcare professionals’, by John Illman

  • A futile endeavour?

    18 AUG 2014 By Andrew Haynes

    Andrew Haynes is frustrated with the amount of pharmacy-related errors in television programmes, films, newspapers and books

  • A media campaign in Portugal to highlight responsible medicines use Subscription

    18 OCT 2016 14:48 By Ema Paulino, Nuno Cardoso

    The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 50% of people across the globe fail to take their medicines correctly and, according to a study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, it is estimated that US$500bn could be saved in healthcare services through more responsible use of medicines, which represents approximately 8% of the world’s healthcare expenditure per year.

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    A reflection on RPS members' priorities as pharmacists

    15 DEC 2015 By Arash Hejazi

    What RPS members are anonymously telling The Royal Pharmaceutical Society via the content they read on

  • Abraham Khodadi, a community and practice pharmacist

    Abraham Khodadi: YouTube, BBQs and not playing it safe

    24 MAY 2018 10:09 By Abraham Khodadi

    A minute in the company of the social media educational video creator. 

  • Access to pharmacies in areas of deprivation Subscription

    22 AUG 2014 11:18

    13 August 2014: David Branford, English Pharmacy Board chairman, was featured on BBC Online talking about the new study from the University of Durham on the accessibility of community pharmacies, especially in areas of high deprivation. He emphasised the huge potential of the sector in improving health inequalities.

  • Advancing scientific discourse: On the new structure and design of The Pharmaceutical Journal

    5 JUL 2014

    Drawing inspiration from our early issues, we are relaunching the journal in print and online, and restructuring our content, to improve how we serve you the reader.

  • Advice for the public on insect bites Subscription

    22 AUG 2014 11:17

    19 August 2014: The Daily Mail reported on “Which insect bite remedies actually work?”. Speaking to the paper, RPS spokesperson Sid Dajani said: “Your immune system is more likely to over-react to bites if you have other allergies, eczema or hay fever”. He explained that people should look for a remedy that relieves the itching and pain, as well as tackling the inflammation.

  • Alleviating allergies — and confusion Subscription

    28 JUL 2014 9:55

    7 July 2014: BBC television’s Your Money looked at how much viewers should be spending on hay fever medicines. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence advised viewers that perceived differences between branded and generic antihistamines are probably due to the placebo effect. “If the patient has the same active ingredient at the same dose in the same type of formulation, for example a tablet, it’s very unlikely the patient will experience any difference between the branded and the generic ...

  • ‘I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that’ by Ben Goldacre

    An anthology of fun fights about science Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 11:41 By Emma Page

    ‘I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that’ is a compilation of Ben Goldacre’s work from over the past 20 years.

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