Julia Robinson is our clinical and science editor.
A pilot of a national system for reporting unexpected or severe illicit drug reactions has been stopped because of a lack of use by healthcare professionals.
Patients are being encouraged to “take the drama out of minor illnesses” by visiting their pharmacist, as part of a movie poster-inspired campaign to encourage greater use of community pharmacies.
Nearly a quarter of online pharmacies inspected by GPhC supplied medicines without informing patients' GPsSubscription
Nearly a quarter of online pharmacies that have been inspected by the General Pharmaceutical Council were found to be supplying medicines to patients without their GP knowing.
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Our research briefings are concise and informative; they keep readers up to date with the latest developments in science and clinical research — from novel uses for existing drugs, to studies assessing potential new treatments.
In 2018, our most popular research briefings covered new areas of research that have been particularly topical this year — including medical cannabis, new antibiotics and e-cigarettes — as well as areas that have long been of interest to pharmacists, such as pain management and adherence.
Julia Robinson summarises the pertinent themes discussed during The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Twitter chat held on Wednesday 12 December 2018.