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Encouraging medicines optimisation

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a set of briefings describing how you can encourage patients with specific conditions to get the most out of their medicines. Here, you can find articles describing the briefings and everything else The Pharmaceutical Journal has to offer about Medicines optimisation.

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Pharmacists must embrace pharmacogenetic services before other professions beat them to it Subscription

14 AUG 2019By Dyfrig Hughes

Multidisciplinary genetic testing services will help patients receive more targeted medicines, and pharmacists are the obvious healthcare professional to lead them.

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Pharmacists must work with others to roll back polypharmacy cultureSubscription

9 JUL 2019By ,

The new English Desprescribing Network will bring together healthcare professionals and researchers to stamp out medicine-related harm.

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Managing osteoporosis in older peopleSubscription

12 JUN 2019By ,

How to understand bone health in the context of the older person, including risk assessment, prevention and the management of osteoporosis in patients likely to have multiple comorbidities.

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Joint pain: pathology and treatment

20 MAR 2019By

An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.

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Ensuring value-based outcomes through medicines optimisation

14 MAR 2019By

Shazia Karsan describes the value pharmacists bring to integrated community networks in Croydon.

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Back to the drawing board: why pharmacists should embrace creativity in patient interactions

13 MAR 2019By

When almost half of patients are unable to understand health information, pharmacists should employ a creative and humanistic approach to discussing medicines with patients, says mental health pharmacist Nana Tomova.

Patient-centred consultation

Patient-centred clinic improves outcomes after myocardial infarctionSubscription

11 FEB 2019

A post-myocardial infarction medicines optimisation clinic, led primarily by a pharmacist with support from a cardiologist, has resulted in improved medicines adherence and guideline concordance, study results published in Open Heart show.

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Deprescribing: the fightback against polypharmacy has begunSubscription

2 NOV 2018By

Polypharmacy among older people is at an all-time high, prompting a necessary focus on withdrawing inappropriate medicines. However, evidence-based guidelines are needed to overcome barriers to deprescribing.

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