Inside the Pharmaceutical Journal
The young and healthy folk who flout social distancing rules may be at a lower risk of coronavirus, but their carelessness may have grave consequences for our most vulnerable, says The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Wayne McLean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year, our peer-reviewed research papers received more than 400,000 unique page views.
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.
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.
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.
Based on feedback from RPS members, you will soon receive one combined print journal per month.
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.
In February 2019, The Pharmaceutical Journal is celebrating pharmacists’ contribution to improving medicines safety in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catch up on this year’s most read clinical trial stories, many of which cover important research into adverse effects of commonly used drugs.
Catch up with the best peer-reviewed learning and CPD articles from 2017 to boost your pharmacy practice.
Most-read articles from our journal on evidence-based pharmacy practice, therapeutic areas, and the latest advancements in drug development and medical interventions.
Showcasing the individuals challenging the traditional pharmacy roles of today and redefining the careers of the pharmacy team of tomorrow.
Tthe top five most-read opinion pieces from The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist suggest that resilient pharmacists have been improving their knowledge of medicines and helping patients achieve the best outcomes.
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.
Highlights of Royal Pharmaceutical Society news and events from 2017.
You can now record your CPD entry at the end of certain articles on Pharmaceutical Journal, which you can transpose to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s CPD website.
We are calling for article submissions that highlight best practice in relation to the management of long-term conditions.
A round up of the most popular news stories of 2016.
Natasha Leeson provides the most popular learning and CPD articles published in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist in 2016.
Michael Dowdall breaks down the most popular research articles published in 2016.
Pharmacy careers cover all sorts of sectors: from community, hospital, industry and academia through to prisons, technology and primary care. What were the most popular careers articles published in 2016?
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has had a busy and challenging year. Julia Robinson describes the most popular ‘Your RPS’ articles of 2016.
A round up of the most popular opinion pieces of 2016.
Dawn Connelly describes the most popular features and infographics published in 2016.
Research and learning editor Michael Dowdall describes the important and often overlooked contribution of peer reviewers to the academic publishing process.
Find out what other readers found useful in April 2016 and discover the most popular articles and sections on pharmaceutical-journal.com
Drug safety was a hot topic in 2015, accounting for five of the top 10 news stories consumed by our readers.
Last year saw a significant shift in the pharmacy landscape, with calls to better utilise the clinical knowledge and skills of pharmacists, and expand their role within the multidisciplinary team.
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.
Practical articles on topics of everyday relevance prove popular in 2015
Junk food tax, statins prescribing and opioid painkiller addiction were among the most read topics in the opinion section in 2015.
What RPS members are anonymously telling The Royal Pharmaceutical Society via the content they read on Pharmaceutical-journal.com
Career articles that give pharmacists practical advice on changing jobs, sectors or country of practice again proved popular with online readers of The Pharmaceutical Journal, Clinical Pharmacist and Tomorrow’s Pharmacist.
On the various article types with a ‘learning element’, and the concept of ‘learning object’ adopted by Pharmaceutical Journal Publications.
On the changes happening in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist.
Arash Hejazi summarises the changes to The Pharmaceutical Journal in the past twelve months and explains the upcoming changes to The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist.
Benedict Lam takes a look back on the most popular and talked about comment pieces of 2014