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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is to publish the results of a four-year review into the safety of over-the-counter stimulant laxatives, a spokesperson has confirmed.
Legislation paving the way towards allowing legally separate pharmacies to set up shared hub-and-spoke dispensing services has been presented to Parliament.
Funding needed for community pharmacists to tackle patients' smoking and drinking, say pharmacy bodiesSubscription
Community pharmacists need adequate funding and resources if they’re to discuss patients’ drinking, smoking and wellbeing, pharmacy organisations have said in response to a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence consultation.
Pharmacist-led medication reviews after hospital discharge significantly cut chances of readmissionSubscription
Patients in Wales who had their medicines reviewed by a pharmacist after being discharged from hospital were significantly less likely to be readmitted within 90 days, compared to those who did not have a review, a study has found.
More than 70 new advanced therapy medicinal products could be available in the UK by 2024Subscription
As many as 72 new advanced therapy medicinal products could be available in the UK by 2024, according to horizon scanning by the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service.
A child’s weight may influence the results of many routine blood tests, research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has suggested
Measuring patients’ step counts before they receive lung cancer treatment could help predict outcomes, research published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics has suggested.
A low-intensity psychological intervention did not improve physical activity and weight loss in people at risk of cardiovascular disease events, a study published in Heart has shown.
Consuming greater proportions of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, results of a prospective cohort study have suggested.
Patients with atrial fibrillation report several negative experiences associated with changes to their anticoagulation therapy — something that shared decision-making and patient education could help to address, research has suggested.
While medicines can be an important part of dementia treatment, there are doubts over whether they provide meaningful benefits for patients. As a result, emphasis is being placed on non-pharmacological approaches, some of which have had a transformative impact on the lives of patients with dementia.
Delays in accessing pain services in some parts of the country mean that people with chronic pain are struggling to cope.
The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.
The deadly online prescribing loopholeSubscription
Online prescribing has long operated in a regulatory grey area, with some online pharmacies evading oversight by exploiting technical loopholes in the law.