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Tapering strips

Antidepressant withdrawal can be a horrible experience — are tapering strips a potential solution?Subscription

8 APR 2020By

New evidence suggests that patients and practitioners can devise a personal schedule for gradually reducing antidepressant medication to limit severe withdrawal symptoms.

Transgender pharmacy concept

We must not forget transgender patients’ physiology if we are to prescribe safelySubscription

25 MAR 2020By

Pharmacists should always be respectful of patients’ identity wishes, but biological differences between the sexes mean that conflating sex and gender could have serious implications for prescribing.

Why we need an urgent rethink on prescribing short acting bronchodilators for asthma

Why we must urgently rethink prescribing short-acting bronchodilators for asthmaSubscription

19 FEB 2020

Guidelines from the Global Initiative for Asthma present a radical overhaul of the way we manage asthma; but our current approach isn’t working, and nothing will change if it is not challenged.

It's time for comprehensive polypharmacy reviews for older people with cance

It's time for comprehensive polypharmacy reviews for older people with cancerSubscription

24 JAN 2020By , ,

The number of older people with cancer is growing and so is their risk of harmful polypharmacy — care for this expanding group of patients must improve.

We should not write off vitamin D supplementation  especially in pregnancy

We should not write off vitamin D supplementation — especially in pregnancySubscription

25 NOV 2019By , Sucharat Tayarachakul

Testing all pregnant women for insufficient vitamin D levels is expensive, but two systematic reviews suggest that providing them all with vitamin D supplements could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and low birth weight.

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