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Inside the Pharmaceutical Journal

It was the ‘calm and carrying on’ British public, not COVID-19, that ended my mother-in-law’s life

Posted by: Wayne McLeanWed, 8 Apr 2020

The young and healthy folk who flout social distancing rules may be at a lower risk of coronavirus, but their carelessness has grave consequences for our most vulnerable, says The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Wayne McLean.

How The Pharmaceutical Journal will support pharmacy teams through the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by: Tony ScullyWed, 25 Mar 2020

As all sectors of pharmacy are being put under immense pressure to maintain patient care, Tony Scully writes to reassure readers that we are doing everything we can to deliver supportive, up-to-date content.

Top ten most popular opinion articles of 2019

Posted by: Abigail JamesFri, 20 Dec 2019

The Pharmaceutical Journal wasn’t short of strong views this year — whether it was a criticism of clinical guidance or a defence of the pharmacy profession. Here are the opinions that resonated most with you in 2019.

Top ten features of 2019

Posted by: Dawn ConnellyThu, 19 Dec 2019

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.

Top five Careers and Tomorrow's Pharmacist articles of 2019

Posted by: Angela KamThu, 19 Dec 2019

Another year may have flown by, but that does not mean pharmacy professionals have not been investing time to lay important foundations for a thriving career.

Top five infographics of 2019

Posted by: Dawn ConnellyWed, 18 Dec 2019

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.

Top five most popular research articles of 2019

Posted by: Natasha LeesonWed, 18 Dec 2019

This year, our peer-reviewed research papers received more than 400,000 unique page views.

Top ten most popular research briefings of 2019

Posted by: Julia RobinsonTue, 17 Dec 2019

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.

Top ten most popular learning and CPD articles of 2019

Posted by: Kristoffer StewartMon, 16 Dec 2019

The Pharmaceutical Journal has been a vital resource for pharmacists in 2019, with a staggering 3.5 million page views across our learning and CPD articles — up 38% from 2018.

Top ten most popular articles from Your RPS in 2019

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsMon, 16 Dec 2019

There have been big changes across the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in 2019: it has been a year of new faces, new campaigns, new publications and, for the RPS in Scotland, a new home.

Making The Pharmaceutical Journal bigger and better

Posted by: Tony ScullyFri, 26 Jul 2019

Based on feedback from RPS members, you will soon receive one combined print journal per month.

Writing competition now open: tell us about the patient who changed your practice

Posted by: Abigail JamesTue, 7 May 2019

The Pharmaceutical Journal is asking readers to write a short piece on the theme of ‘The patient who change my practice’, where the winning entry will receive an Amazon Fire 8 tablet.

Shining a light on medicines safety in special #PJrightmedicine month

Posted by: Pharmaceutical JournalFri, 1 Feb 2019

In February 2019, The Pharmaceutical Journal is celebrating pharmacists’ contribution to improving medicines safety in the UK.

Clinical Pharmacist’s most popular research articles of 2018

Posted by: Michael DowdallThu, 24 Jan 2019

This year, articles exploring pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial stewardship, as well as original research articles on integrated pharmacy services and medicines optimisation in care homes, feature among the most popular.

Top ten features in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2018

Posted by: Dawn ConnellyWed, 23 Jan 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.

Top five infographics in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2018

Posted by: Dawn ConnellyFri, 18 Jan 2019

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.

Most popular research briefings of 2018

Posted by: Julia RobinsonThu, 17 Jan 2019

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.

Most popular opinion pieces of 2018

Posted by: Abigail JamesTue, 15 Jan 2019

Access to medicines has been a big theme for 2018 — from new legal access to medical cannabis treatment options, to fears that price hikes and Brexit are jeopardising the supply of medicines to patients who are already dependent on them.

Most popular learning and CPD articles of 2018

Posted by: Natasha LeesonMon, 14 Jan 2019

With nearly 2 million page views in 2018, our learning section has gone from strength to strength this year and has seen a 20.5% increase in page views compared with 2017.

Most popular articles from Your RPS in 2018

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsMon, 14 Jan 2019

It’s been a busy year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). The Society co-hosted the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, which saw more than 3,000 delegates from 107 countries gather in Glasgow during 2–6 September. The Society used the congress to launch its professional development core curriculum, the product of five years’ work to help support pharmacists through their career development.

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