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  • Clinician check a man's foot using a mirror

    The diabetic foot Subscription

    Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • Micrograph of non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL)

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes: diagnosis, assessment and management Subscription

    8 AUG 2017 By Patrick Wainwright

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. The condition is thought to be highly prevalent; however, the dearth of symptoms during early disease and the lack of a specific diagnostic test make it difficult to detect and manage at an early stage. This presents a considerable challenge for healthcare professionals.

  • Infographic showing common foot conditions

    Identifying common foot conditions

    4 AUG 2017 15:07 By Dawn Connelly
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    Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment. Produced in partnership with RB.

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

    A brief history of ibuprofen Subscription

    27 JUL 2017 11:50 By Dawn Connelly

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

  • SEM of activated platelets

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Subscription

    Heparin is widely used for thromboprophylaxis or as a treatment in many clinical situations, however, it can cause serious adverse effects. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an immune-mediated adverse drug reaction, is associated with high morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed.

  • Science of sunscreen

    Science of sunscreen Subscription

    22 JUN 2017 11:31 By Julia Robinson

    Sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 8 in 10 cases of melanoma could be prevented through better knowledge of sun damage and how to protect against it.

  • Xray showing chronic oedema in the lower limb

    Chronic oedema: treatment and the impact of prescribed medicines Subscription

    Early diagnosis of lower limb oedema is crucial to prevent early oedema becoming chronic. Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals are ideally placed to identify patients on certain medicines at higher risk of oedema, and should be aware of signs of chronic oedema when assessing patients to allow for prompt referral.

  • Infographic showing the history of sildenafil (Viagra)

    Three decades of Viagra

    25 MAY 2017 16:20 By Dawn Connelly

    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.

  • Cutout paper dolls representing cooperation concept

    The importance of improving GP and community pharmacy relations Subscription

    15 MAY 2017 14:52 By Saša Jankovic

    The relationship between community pharmacy and general practice has undergone significant changes over recent years, from a transactional one to that of co-managing the care of patients. However, these changes have brought new challenges. Saša Jankovic reports.

  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infecting macrophages

    Fluoroquinolones for treating tuberculosis Subscription

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health and socioeconomic challenge. The duration of current anti-TB therapies, the adverse effects of certain anti-TB drugs and the growing problem of drug-resistant TB on an international scale mean that it is imperative for new, effective and safe treatment regimens to be developed. Fluoroquinolones are a class of drugs that have been used in the treatment of TB for several decades. This article provides an overview of the current treatment ...

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