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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, August 2009

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  • Management of clinical depression Subscription

    27 AUG 2009

    The National Service Framework (NSF) for Mental Health states that patients should be offered effective treatments for depression.1 Despite the fact that such treatments are available, there remains a significant burden of disease.2 Choosing the appropriate drug therapy and enhancing concordance by providing appropriate support can help to improve patient outcomes.

  • PDA Union asks Society’s Council to reconsider its position over RP regulations

    26 AUG 2009 13:50

    The PDA Union has written to the President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society asking that the Society’s Council reconsider its position over the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s call to delay the responsible pharmacist regulations.

  • Therapeutic management of psoriasis Subscription

    26 AUG 2009

    Psoriasis is a psychologically and physically disabling, chronic, relapsing and inflammatory skin disease that affects 1–3 per cent of the world population.1

  • Introduction to psoriasis Subscription

    26 AUG 2009

    Psoriasis is one of the commonest skin disorders seen by general practitioners. It is a chronic skin disease that affects 2–3 per cent of the population in Western Europe. Worldwide, there are estimated to be 80 million people suffering from psoriasis.

  • Using medicines wisely: The medicines information pharmacist's role Subscription

    26 AUG 2009

    Medicines information (MI) can be defined as the provision of unbiased, evidence-based and critically evaluated information about medicines, in an attempt to improve patient care.

  • Using medicines wisely: The place of the formulary in medicines management Subscription

    26 AUG 2009

    It has long been established that pharmacists have a central role in promoting rational and cost-effective prescribing. In 1986, the Nuffield Report1 highlighted the importance of pharmaceutical advice. Soon after, it was recognised that capturing this advice in the form of a formulary was probably the most effective way of improving prescribing practice.

  • Darren Ashcroft

    Darren Ashcroft named as winner of the 2009 BPC Practice Research Award Subscription

    25 AUG 2009 15:38

    Darren Ashcroft is the winner of the 2009 BPC Practice Research Award, the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust has announced.

  • PCT guidance on delivering services during pandemic Subscription

    25 AUG 2009 14:07

    Guidance designed to help primary care trusts deliver services while short-staffed and cope with increased patient demand during the current influenza pandemic and expected flu season has been published by the Department of Health (PDF, 170K).

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