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Pharmacist prescribers are associated with increased access to healthcare services and enhanced patient outcomes according to results of a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Pharmacists have been criticised for not questioning prescribing at Gosport War Memorial Hospital after an independent review found that at least 456 patients died after being given inappropriate doses of opioid painkillers.
Aspirin reduces the risk of all-cause death or hospitalisation for heart failure in patients with concomitant type 2 diabetes and heart failure but increases the risk of non-fatal heart attack or stroke.
Research has shown ‘marked improvements’ in PTSD symptoms after MDMA use during psychotherapy.
Research into long-term proton pump inhibitor use among older adults has led to cautions over pneumonia risk.
Use of a body-worn sensor to track movements could help grade a person’s severity of multiple sclerosis, guiding treatment, research has shown.
7-day antibiotic course ‘non-inferior’ to 14 days for treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemiaSubscription
Research has shown that shorter antibiotic courses are not inferior to longer courses for the treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemia.
An electronic medical record alert system could potentially reduce coprescribing and related overdose deaths, researchers have found.
The antibiotic supply chain is “at risk of collapsing”, which could lead to major problems treating serious infections and add to resistance levels.
With multiples tackling the threat of online retailers head on, should smaller chains and independents try to compete with the big boys?
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.
Ruth Poole, Healthcare Director at Celesio, looks at the challenges facing the clinical homecare industry which are prompting innovation and new models of care.
NHS70: major moments in pharmacy 1948–2018Subscription
Stability in generics pricing needed Subscription