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Generics manufacturers across the EU have spent €700m on implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive, the British Generics Manufacturers Association has estimated.
Guidance for the prescription of medical cannabis has been issued by the by the Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Medical Cannabis under Prescription.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics in older adults with urinary tract infections is associated with an increased risk of bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality, research published in The BMJ has shown.
Compared with patients taking warfarin monotherapy, those taking aspirin and warfarin were at a higher risk of a bleeding event but the rate of thrombotic events was similar.
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Early aggressive therapy for multiple sclerosis is associated with improved long-term outcomes compared with an escalation approach, a study in JAMA Neurology has shown.
Women with high-risk human papillomavirus infection are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without, the results of a study published in Circulation Research suggest.
The rate of falls in older adults living in the community can be effectively reduced with exercise interventions, the authors of a recent Cochrane review have concluded.
Direct acting, rather than prodrug, opioids should be considered for postoperative pain relief in patients with depression receiving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, researchers have found.
On 19 February 2019, Hazel Smith from Health Education England wrote to hospital chief pharmacists about cuts to funding for the training of hospital preregistration pharmacists for the second time in six weeks.
Margaret Buchanan, a founder of the Association of Women Pharmacists and the Pharmaceutical Society’s first female council member, inspired women pharmacists to aim high and strive for equality.
Follow the latest updates on the proposed 12% funding cuts to community pharmacy, which could result in the closure of a quarter of pharmacies in England.
As healthcare literacy increases, patients are taking more control over their treatment — it is important for these patients to know how community pharmacies can help them take action, ensuring access to the right care at the right time.