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Community pharmacists' contribution to public health: assessing the global evidence baseSubscription

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In the UK, community pharmacies are more accessible to the general population than general practices. Therefore, government white papers and briefing documents from pharmacy professional bodies have advocated the expansion of the role of community pharmacists, particularly in relation to the provision of services that contribute to disease prevention and health improvement. It is unknown whether the same evidence exists globally for the expansion of these roles. This article attempts ...

Heart stress test and diabetes test

Glucose-lowering drugs and cardiovascular risk: how recent outcome trials have informed practiceSubscription

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Although large clinical trials with glucose-lowering drugs have consistently shown beneficial reductions in microvascular complications, their effects on macrovascular complications have been controversial. Interpreting these trials is complicated by substantial differences in their design, the populations studied and data analysis. This article examines how the trials have evolved and how they impact the use of glucose-lowering agents in the routine care of patients with type ...


Person-centrerd concept

Person-centred over patient-centred care: not just semanticsSubscription


How does the technology giant’s marketing approach relate to person-centred care in health?

CPD article

Back of young school girl's head in class

Depression in children and young people: identification and managementSubscription

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As one of the most common paediatric psychiatric disorders, pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of depression and be able to assess children and young people who may be at risk.

Short communications

Community pharmacy and support for patients who take oral anticancer medicationSubscription

The NHS must provide an integrated cancer service, particularly because improvements in diagnosis and treatment position the management of many cancers similarly to other long-term conditions[1],

Weighing the risks and benefits of contemporary hormonal contraceptionSubscription


The contraceptive pill, a convenient and effective method for women to control their fertility, has been trumpeted as a major development of the modern world. Nearly 800 million married or in-union women of reproductive age are expected to be using contraception by 2030 worldwide

Clinical Pharmacist

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CP April 2018, Vol 10, No 4

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Glucose-lowering drugs and cardiovascular risk: how recent outcome trials have informed practice

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.