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.
Pharmacists must embrace pharmacogenetic services before other professions beat them to it Subscription
Multidisciplinary genetic testing services will help patients receive more targeted medicines, and pharmacists are the obvious healthcare professional to lead them.
The new English Desprescribing Network will bring together healthcare professionals and researchers to stamp out medicine-related harm.
Managing osteoporosis in older peopleSubscription
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.
An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.
Shazia Karsan describes the value pharmacists bring to integrated community networks in Croydon.
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.
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.
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.
Non-adherence: medicine’s weakest linkSubscription