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  • This photomicrograph reveals the histopathology in an acute case of gonococcal urethritis using Gram-stain technique

    Dame Sally Davies and Keith Ridge urge review of gonorrhoea treatment protocols Subscription

    31 DEC 2015 12:11

    GPs and internet pharmacies that provide access to online prescribing services should review their gonorrhoea treatment protocols to ensure they comply with national recommendations, say chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies and chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge.

  • Does nothing ever change? Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Anne Liddell

    I recall when I was at college 50 years ago, we were lectured on the dangers of microbial resistance to antibiotics and, unless care was taken in their use, we would end up in a situation where we would be left with nothing in our arsenal.

  • "Designer" antibiotics Subscription

    22 SEP 2014 16:04

    16 September 2014: The Daily Mail reported on antibiotic resistance and a new ‘designer’ form of antibiotic drugs that could reduce the problem. According to the report, “this new style of antibiotic targets the specific strain of bacteria causing the illness, so that the other strains are left unharmed and don’t become resistant”. Speaking to the paper, Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesman Phil Howard commented: “Gram-negative bacteria which are found in the gut and which ...

  • Conceptual sign on resistant bacteria (Devonsun/dreamstime.com)

    "Stewardship” role for pharmacy in antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    11 SEP 2013 10:18

    The UK Government has launched a five-year strategy to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that aims to improve understanding around the problem, conserve existing treatments and stimulate the development of new antibiotics and diagnostics.

  • ‘Encouraging’ reduction in Scottish antibiotic prescribing Subscription

    4 NOV 2014 17:42

    Rates of antibiotic prescribing in Scotland are falling, according to a report from Health Protection Scotland that reveals a 6.5% decrease in antibacterial prescriptions.

  • Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England

    ‘World’s largest healthcare incentive scheme’ launched to cut inappropriate antibiotic prescribing Subscription

    16 MAR 2016 13:20
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    An incentive scheme to reward hospitals and GP practices that reduce their antibiotic prescribing has been launched by NHS England.

  • Micrograph of Clostridium difficile bacteria

    Clostridium difficile: diagnosis and treatment update Subscription

    There are around 12,000 cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) each year in the UK and during 1999 to 2007, deaths from CDI peaked at around 4,000 per year. This article summarises diagnosis and management, as well as the current therapeutic options for CDI, including faecal microbiota transplant.

  • The worst outbreak of the fatal haemorrhagic Ebola virus disease started in the West African country Guinea, infected 17,942 individuals and killed 6,388 people as of 16 December

    2014: The Pharmaceutical Journal's news in review Subscription

    18 DEC 2014

    Looking back at some of the biggest news stories from the past year. 

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    2015 RPS award winners announced Subscription

    13 SEP 2015 23:18 By Harriet Adcock

    The winners of this year’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society Awards were revealed at the annual conference in Birmingham on 13 September 2015.

  • 2017 end of year review concept

    2017: Pharmacy's roller-coaster year Subscription

    14 DEC 2017 15:41 By Debbie Andalo

    It has been an unsettling 12 months for pharmacy and as 2017 draws to a close there are still a number of unresolved issues hanging over the New Year.

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