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  • Peter Hylands, a renowned pharmaceutical scientist who specialised in natural products research, has died at the age of 72 years

    Peter Hylands (1946–2019) Subscription

    23 JUL 2019By

    As the first pharmaceutical scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Peter Hylands’ respected and varied career specialised in natural products research.

  • Stewart Sanders Adams

    Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription

    21 FEB 2019By

    Having fallen into the pharmacy profession “purely by chance”, Stewart Adams OBE went on to discover ibuprofen, one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers.

  • Graham Calder

    ‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription

    17 OCT 2018

    Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.

  • William Charles Evans

    William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

    16 MAY 2018

    Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.

When I hit a wall in my pharmacy career, clinical research was a lifeline

When I hit a wall in my pharmacy career, clinical research was a lifeline

21 OCT 2020By

When hospital pharmacist Adam Sutherland felt his career had reached a dead end, research offered him exciting new opportunities.

I’ve seen first-hand that ECT is a dignified treatment, so why is there still stigma?

I’ve seen first-hand that ECT is a dignified treatment, so why is there still stigma?

14 OCT 2020By

Pre-registration pharmacist Kaley Dickerson jumped at the chance to observe electroconvulsive therapy, and she was surprised at what she found.

Tapering strips – the result of an unexpected journey

We designed a new way of tapering antidepressants, but why won't the health authorities recognise its value?

12 OCT 2020By

When Peter Groot, a researcher in mental health experience, suffered uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms from his antidepressants, he set about developing tapering strips — clever tools to help patients gradually reduce their dose. But, despite their effectiveness, they are yet to take the medical community by storm.

The medicines delivery service was a lifeline for our most vulnerable patients during the COVID 19 pandemic

The medicines delivery service was a lifeline for our most vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 SEP 2020By

Concerned that the national pandemic delivery service ended too soon for some shielding patients, Shirley Jamieson — a pharmacy delivery driver working in Bristol — shows how her role can be a vital resource for the NHS.

My battle as a parent against Lyme disease

Would my son have his Lyme disease diagnosis without my mother's instinct? It's time we trusted our patients

28 SEP 2020By

Pharmacist Arlene Brailey continues to fight for better testing and diagnosis of Lyme disease, after a tick bite left her son chronically ill.

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