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The Labour Party would abolish prescription charges in England, according to its 2019 general election manifesto.
The National Pharmacy Association has reported a 25% increase in the total number of patient safety incidents between July 2019 and September 2019.
The UK has the highest number of early-stage clinical trials in Europe, with 400 phase I and phase II trials starting in the NHS in 2017, a pharmaceutical industry report has said.
The Green Party would repeal the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and pardon those already convicted of small-scale drug possession and supply, according to its 2019 general election manifesto.
PDA issues 'urgent' guidance following serious incidents involving primary care pharmacist prescribers
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has issued “urgent” guidance for its members following several “serious incidents”, including reported fatalities, involving pharmacist independent prescribers working in primary care.
Patients with advanced melanoma treated with a combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab are more likely to be alive five years later than patients treated with ipilimumab alone or nivolumab alone.
Omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention and vigilance in young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who have low levels of omega-3, a study in Translational Psychiatry suggests.
Taking antihypertensive medications in the evening, rather than the morning, improves blood pressure control and reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, a study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.
Using an oral spray to deliver vitamin D is just as effective as a capsule, research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown.
Decision aids could help GPs and patients in the process of discontinuing antidepressants, researchers have said.
A closer look at the progress made so far on introducing a nationwide foundation training scheme.
‘Urgent action’ needed on pharmacist shortagesSubscription
NHS workforce planners warn that they are running out of pharmacists as demand for the profession rises.
With almost 1,400 reports of controlled drugs being lost, stolen or missing in 2018/2019, there are concerns regarding the increasing sophistication of those trying to subvert the system.
One year since UK law changed to enable medical cannabis to be prescribed, researchers are exploring the drug’s potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Community pharmacy at the heart of primary careSubscription
As the ‘NHS long-term plan’ is implemented in England, community pharmacy will become the heart of the new primary care landscape, delivering clinical services and receiving referrals from other health providers.