The imminent withdrawal of the most popular UK brand of lithium is causing confusion and distress, but this can be managed successfully if pharmacists take a strategic approach.
Roger M. Perlmutter: 'The free flow of scientific talent in and out of the UK is incredibly important'Subscription
Roger M. Perlmutter is the executive vice president of Merck Sharp & Dohme, and president of MSD Research Laboratories. On a visit to London, he caught up with Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, for a chat about the future of pharmaceutical research and his experiences of the industry.
A core group of pharmaceutical companies are making progress in tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but change is not happening at the scale needed to radically impact the threat from drug resistance.
The president of the UK Black Pharmacists Association speaks about the discrimination her members face every day and how pharmacy can tackle it.
Scottish community pharmacy is about to enter a new phase as the Pharmacy First service aims to position it as the first port of call for common clinical conditions.
For community pharmacists to be treated as equals after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become paid employees of the NHSSubscription
COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of having separate health and social care systems, but pharmacy can only help fill this gap if it is more embedded within the NHS.
A principal investigator in one of the UK-based COVID-19 treatment trials speaks about his hopes for the study and the controversy surrounding hydroxychloroquine.
There are two ways that we can begin to address the long-running health disparities between different ethnic groups, which have been highlighted by the disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pharmacy minister on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health support for pharmacists and what may be the enduring legacy for the sector.
Footfall in emergency departments across the world has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts worry that patients with symptoms are staying at home for fear of burdening their healthcare systems. But preventing serious cardiovascular events is still as important as ever, says cardiology consultant pharmacist Rani Khatib.
The chief executive officer of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies speaks about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected pharmacy and the risk of impending closures.
There is a vulnerable group we must not leave behind in our response to COVID-19: people who are dependent on illicit drugs
None of us are safe from COVID-19, but the health status, needs and behaviours of those who use illicit drugs leave them particularly vulnerable — pharmacists can reduce this risk, says drugs researcher Amira Guirguis.
The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching the NHS, including its supplies of essential drugs, to the limits. We may need new systems in place to ensure patients never miss out on medicines they need.
Your responses to our call for opinions on a course that could allow a pharmacist to become a doctor within five years’ training.
The director of primary care at NHS England speaks about growing up in a pharmacy, her hopes for the sector and how to protect pharmacists from burnout.
The government pledged to commission PrEP across the board from April 2020, so why are we still in the dark about it?Subscription
There are still no details on how the health and social care secretary’s promise of routine access to HIV prevention treatment will be fulfilled.
Refusing to supply emergency hormonal contraception undermines our profession — no pharmacist should do itSubscription
Allowing personal beliefs to prevent patients accessing emergency hormonal contraception goes against the patient-centred care standards that pharmacists should uphold.
GPs need shorter waiting times for their patients, more training and a greater range of psychological therapies to refer to so that antidepressants are no longer used as a ‘stopgap’.
Your responses to our call for opinions on the plans to offer an alternative route into pharmacy.
Taiwo Owatemi: 'Like every pharmacist in the country, I’ve been frustrated by medicines shortages'Subscription
How pharmacy led Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West, to her new role in politics.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inclusion and diversity co-ordinator, Amandeep Doll, reveals what the RPS aims to do with its inclusion and diversity strategy over the next five years.
On 1 August 2020, the first cohort of provisionally registered pharmacists started to practise. Those who find themselves, involuntarily, pioneering this new system will need plenty of support as they navigate the months ahead. Helen Chang, head of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains how the Society can help provisionally registered members as they begin their careers in these most unusual of times.
The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is a registered charity that advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of people of the Commonwealth — a group of people accounting for around a third of the world’s population.
Tony Scully, a publishing director at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with responsibility for The Pharmaceutical Journal and a portfolio of other editorial products, discusses the evolution of The Pharmaceutical Journal, future plans and how we are supporting pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Mary Smith Mary Smith, my mother, is an inspiration to many pharmacists — not just myself
English Pharmacy Board member Mahendra Patel on sharing the antimicrobial stewardship message across India, with students and younger pharmacists at the vanguard.
Mohammed Hussain and Sibby Buckle debate whether members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English, Scottish and Welsh pharmacy boards should be limited to two consecutive three-year terms.
Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains the importance of, and rationale behind, proposed changes to the way the Society functions.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library celebrates the British National Formulary’s 70th anniversary.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘Up close and medical’ event on 26 October 2019 invited visitors to gain a better understanding of the history of pharmacy.