Over 3,000 more pharmacists needed in general practice to tackle GP shortages, says think tank report
A minimum of 3,000 extra pharmacists are needed in general practice across England by 2024 to help tackle rising patient demand and GP shortages, a report compiled by three major think-tanks warns.
Universities could drop MPharm programmes if student placements are not funded under GPhC education proposals
Universities may drop MPharm from their undergraduate programme if they are expected to pick up the bill for student placements as part of five-year integrated degrees, the head of the Pharmacy Schools Council has warned.
Generics manufacturers across the EU have spent €700m on implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive, the British Generics Manufacturers Association has estimated.
Guidance for the prescription of medical cannabis has been issued by the by the Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Medical Cannabis under Prescription.
Pharmacists with additional skills can take 'overall clinical responsibility' for patients in A&E, study finds
Pharmacists with additional clinical skills training can take clinical responsibility for patients in hospital emergency departments, according to research published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.
The pharmaceutical industry should fund randomised controlled trials of medical cannabis, to improve access to drugs for patients, Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, has told MPs.
Use of high-potency cannabis on a daily basis increases the risk of psychosis by four times, and in some cities the risk is more than nine times higher, according to a study published in The Lancet on 19 March 2019.
It is unlikely that figures on NHS England prescriptions for medical cannabis will be published by the end of March 2019, despite ministerial assurances that they would, The Pharmaceutical Journal has been told.
Insulin suppliers have increased their UK stocks to include 16 weeks’ worth of extra supplies as part of their no-deal Brexit planning.
New standards for pharmacy education and training could have a “negative impact” on recruitment of pharmacy students, Community Pharmacy Scotland has said.
Amendments to legislation allowing pharmacists to switch patients’ medicine without consulting their GP is “an extraordinary power grab” by health ministers, the shadow health secretary has said.
The Department of Health and Social Care has halved its expenditure on price concessions in the past year, according to a recent analysis.
Over a quarter of young people who spend three or more hours per day on social media have symptoms of mental illness, according to a parliamentary report.
The senate said it hopes that its local recommendations will be adopted nationally by the NHS England pharmacy commissioning team, NHS Digital and Public Health England.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics in older adults with urinary tract infections is associated with an increased risk of bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality, research published in The BMJ has shown.
Compared with patients taking warfarin monotherapy, those taking aspirin and warfarin were at a higher risk of a bleeding event but the rate of thrombotic events was similar.
Early intensive therapy may delay MS progressionSubscription
Early aggressive therapy for multiple sclerosis is associated with improved long-term outcomes compared with an escalation approach, a study in JAMA Neurology has shown.
Women with high-risk human papillomavirus infection are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without, the results of a study published in Circulation Research suggest.
The rate of falls in older adults living in the community can be effectively reduced with exercise interventions, the authors of a recent Cochrane review have concluded.
Direct acting, rather than prodrug, opioids should be considered for postoperative pain relief in patients with depression receiving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, researchers have found.
Enzyme mouth spray could shorten cold durationSubscription
An oral spray containing a proteolytic enzyme reduced the severity and duration of the common cold, a randomised study has found.
Study shows needle and syringe programmes reduce transmission of hepatitis C while delivering cost savings.