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  • Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong

    23 NOV 2016 By Choy Tsun Ho

    Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.

  • Researchers wanted Subscription

    18 NOV 2016 8:33 By Jane Nicholson

    We are looking for researchers who are working on medicines supply and shortages of medicines to join a network of researchers in the UK and other European countries so that they can meet and share their knowledge. Financial support is available for travel and accommodation to workshops and conferences and grants are available towards attendance at training schools and short-term scientific missions (exchange visits of a few days). In particular, we are looking for “early career investigators”,

  • Bugewa Apampa, pharmacist and one of just 18 black female professors in the UK

    How Bugewa Apampa overcame the odds to launch a new pharmacy degree Subscription

    7 NOV 2016 14:55 By Julia Robinson

    Pharmacist Bugewa Apampa has recently launched a new professional pharmacy degree at the University of Sussex. Here, she tells Julia Robinson about her journey to professorship.

  • Lecturer in classroom full of students

    How pharmacists can get into a career in academia

    1 NOV 2016 12:04 By Steve Hemsley

    A career in academia means the opportunity to publish research and support future members of the profession, while often still retaining the ability to practise pharmacy. Steve Hemsley finds out how pharmacists can get started in the sector.

  • Illustration showing the two sides of clinical pharmacy: medicines optimisation and patient care and well-being

    Defining clinical pharmacy: a new paradigm Subscription

    Amid the rapid change and evolution of pharmacy, now is the time to redefine what clinical pharmacy means.

  • Incorporating immunisation training into the undergraduate pharmacy course Subscription

    14 SEP 2016 11:45 By Yen Dang

    Vaccines save 2.5 million lives each year globally. Not only do they decrease the global burden of preventative diseases, they also altruistically spread herd immunity to the community and drive down the costs of healthcare. Since the 20th century, pharmacists have contributed to this public health initiative through their roles as educators, distributers, dispensers, and advocators. And while a pharmacist’s immunisation roles vary depending on the country, the International Pharmaceutical ...

  • Close up of the paper analytical device (PAD)

    US$1 test card can detect poor quality ceftriaxone antibiotic

    31 AUG 2016 12:00 By Kirsty Oswald
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    A paper-based tool that can be used to detect counterfeit or degraded medicines and costs around US$1 is effective in detecting poor quality samples of the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone.

  • The RPS Assembly members

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Assembly Subscription

    1 JUL 2016 0:00 By Julia Robinson

    In light of recent changes to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s governance, Julia Robinson spoke with members of the RPS Assembly and their peers to find out who they are and what experience they bring to their role.

  • Andrew Herxheimer

    Andrew Herxheimer (1925–2016) Subscription

    15 MAR 2016 16:55 By Joanna Lyall

    Andrew Herxheimer was a champion of evidence-based medicine and founder of the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.

  • In the image, University of Bradford Pharmacy students learn how to deal with patients in the university's mock clinical pharmacy

    The five-year pharmacy degree: what have we learnt? Subscription

    8 FEB 2016 9:47 By Ingrid Torjesen
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    Proposals for a five-year pharmacy degree – where preregistration training is integrated into undergraduate education – have been discussed since 2011. But how is the programme working in universities that already offer it?

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