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Pharmacists could be asked to advise patients on drinking and smoking under NICE proposalsSubscription
Community pharmacists could be asked to strike up a conversation with patients about their general wellbeing, to encourage them to stop smoking, cut down on drinking and/or lose weight.
Clinical pharmacists have helped reduce the number of strokes by 22% following an atrial fibrillation pilot in Tameside and Glossop.
Proposals on how pharmacists can work to review the medication of millions of patients have been described as creating an “unrealistic” workload by pharmacy leaders.
Oriel application process should take more note of work experience and extracurricular activities, BPSA report finds Subscription
Multiple mini interviews should take greater account of applicants’ work experience and extracurricular activities, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has said.
Pharmacies are facing “a notable fragility” in their finances, a professional advisory report has said, after it found that more than half of the pharmacies it sampled to be facing a deficit.
Increasing long-chain omega-3 intake probably has little or no effect in preventing depression or anxiety symptoms, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
Pharmacist-led interventions in GP practices can successfully reduce risk factors for cardiovascular events, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has suggested.
Women with asthma who experience exacerbations during pregnancy are more likely to have birth complications than women with well-controlled asthma, a study published in the European Respiratory Journal has suggested.
Opioids offer only small benefits in terms of pain and function in osteoarthritis and do not improve quality of life or depression, research presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology annual meeting has suggested.
Individuals treated for opioid dependency who also take benzodiazepines are almost three times more likely to die from an overdose, research published in PLoS Medicine has suggested.
Failing the frailestSubscription
A new analysis suggests that thousands of vulnerable older people could be at risk because their medicines have not been reviewed by their GP.
A cloud of doubt over the sunshine vitaminSubscription
Negative results in trials of vitamin D supplementation have led researchers to question the best way of reaching those who are deficient.
A closer look at the progress made so far on NHS England’s new national genomic medicine service.
Are universities failing pharmacy trainees?Subscription
Graduates from some pharmacy schools achieve significantly higher final assessment pass rates than others.