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Category list : Alcoholism

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  • New alcohol guidelines are not realistic Subscription

    18 JAN 2016 13:34 By Brian Curwain

    So now men have to cut their alcohol consumption in half, [according to new guidelines issued in the UK in January 2016]. It is important to remember that the studies leading to the issuing of such warnings are of populations, not individuals. Also they are frequently observational, rather than randomised, trials, ...

  • New guidelines issued by the Department of Health have lowered limits for alcohol consumption after research found that any level of drinking raises the risk of disease, and mouth, throat and breast cancers. In the image, a man holds a pint of beer

    UK health departments set lower limits for safe drinking Subscription

    8 JAN 2016 15:11

    New guidelines issued by the Department of Health have set lower limits for the consumption of alcohol after research found that any level of drinking raises the risk of disease, including mouth, throat and breast cancers.

  • Alcohol misuse distance learning programme Subscription

    7 JAN 2016 13:51

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has published a new distance learning programme on ‘Alcohol misuse: support and advice from the pharmacy team’ , which is available from the CPPE website.

  • The value of nalmefene for reducing consumption of alcohol in patients who are alcohol-dependent is “unestablished” and at most has “limited efficacy”, according to the results of a systematic review. Pictured, a man drinking a bottle of alcohol.

    Researchers question value of nalmefene for treating alcohol dependency Subscription

    24 DEC 2015 10:51 By Debbie Andalo

    The value of nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption in patients who are alcohol-dependent has been questioned by the authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLoS Medicine on 22 December 2015.

  • Leader of undergraduate placement-based learning Efi Mantzourani (pictured, left) and Louise Hughes (pictured, right), who both lecture in pharmacy practice at the university, describe the benefits of the programme

    How working in non-pharmacy placements can benefit students' professional development Subscription

    2 OCT 2015 15:05 By Efi Mantzourani, Louise Hughes

    Role-emerging placements enable pharmacy students in all years to work with members of the public and learn about their needs.

  • The EU has shown a lack of leadership in tackling alcohol-related harm and its citizens are paying the price. In the image, rows of empty bottles against a yellow background

    Why the EU has failed in tackling the alcohol problem Subscription

    27 AUG 2015 12:56 By Aleksandra Kaczmarek

    The EU has shown a lack of leadership in tackling alcohol-related harm and its citizens are paying the price.

  • Alcohol-related liver disease survey Subscription

    13 JUL 2015 13:56

    The James Lind Alliance (JLA) — a non profit-making initiative that brings together patients, carers and clinicians — is conducting a survey on alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD). The survey will help create a ‘top ten’ list of questions around ARLD that should be priorities for researchers. JLA would like the input of community pharmacists. The survey can be accessed from the ‘Priority ...

  • Nalmefene recommended by NICE Subscription

    11 DEC 2014 10:54

    Selincro (nalmefene; Lundbeck), a drug that can help people who are dependent on alcohol to cut down on the amount they drink, has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE says nalmefene should be available as a treatment for those who regularly drink large amounts of alcohol. The NHS is required to fund the treatment within ...

  • Community pharmacists who offer support to drug misusers can help screen at-risk groups for hepatitis C (pictured)

    Community pharmacists could screen at-risk groups for liver disease Subscription

    27 NOV 2014 9:21 By Debbie Andalo

    According to The Lancet’s commission, community pharmacists could play a key role in helping to improve liver disease services in primary care, say hepatology specialists.

  • Expensive night out Subscription

    18 SEP 2014

    Charging a fee for being drunk in A&E would do little to improve people’s attitudes to alcohol.

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