Inside the Pharmaceutical Journal
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No prizes for guessing what this year’s most popular features have been based on… yes, everything and anything to do with COVID-19.
I’m sure it will come as no surprise that The Pharmaceutical Journal’s most-read infographics this year take a look at COVID-19.
This year’s Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey contains all the usual questions, but it also delves into how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the working lives of pharmacists.
Among our most-read features in 2019 was an investigation into whether pharmacists are dispensing too many multicompartment compliance aids, and another on why thousands of patients are being left on potentially risky drug combinations involving anticoagulants.
Medicines-related harm is an issue close to the hearts of all of those who work in pharmacy, making our infographic on medication errors the most popular of 2019.
Features can be timeless articles on an aspect of drug development, pharmacy practice or medicines optimisation, or topical pieces that delve further into news stories to give context and analysis. It has been an interesting year in pharmacy, from the rescheduling of cannabis to the patent expiry of the NHS’s most costly drug, and the magazine’s features section reflects this, and much more.
With the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) due to come into force in February 2019 (with the caveat of a Brexit deal, of course), it’s no surprise that our infographic explaining how FMD will work was the most read of those published in 2018. Other topics that made it to the top five include medical cannabis and our salary and satisfaction survey.
A summary of the top five infographics published in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2017, as well as an infographic on aspirin published in 2014, which continues to draw readers.
Most-read features, which include interviews with experts from relevant fields, published in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2017.
Dawn Connelly describes the most popular features and infographics published in 2016.
Features about new cholesterol-busting drugs, the use of ketamine to treat depression and the regulation of clinical trials in India were the most popular of those published online in 2015.
Using visual representations of data to tell a story is proving popular, with infographic features taking first, second and third place in the top five features of 2014.
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