Inside the Pharmaceutical Journal
In February 2019, The Pharmaceutical Journal is celebrating pharmacists’ contribution to improving medicines safety in the UK.
This year, articles exploring pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial stewardship, as well as original research articles on integrated pharmacy services and medicines optimisation in care homes, feature among the most popular.
Features can be timeless articles on an aspect of drug development, pharmacy practice or medicines optimisation, or topical pieces that delve further into news stories to give context and analysis. It has been an interesting year in pharmacy, from the rescheduling of cannabis to the patent expiry of the NHS’s most costly drug, and the magazine’s features section reflects this, and much more.
With the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) due to come into force in February 2019 (with the caveat of a Brexit deal, of course), it’s no surprise that our infographic explaining how FMD will work was the most read of those published in 2018. Other topics that made it to the top five include medical cannabis and our salary and satisfaction survey.
In 2018, our most popular research briefings covered new areas of research that have been particularly topical this year — including medical cannabis, new antibiotics and e-cigarettes — as well as areas that have long been of interest to pharmacists, such as pain management and adherence.
Access to medicines has been a big theme for 2018 — from new legal access to medical cannabis treatment options, to fears that price hikes and Brexit are jeopardising the supply of medicines to patients who are already dependent on them.
With nearly 2 million page views in 2018, our learning section has gone from strength to strength this year and has seen a 20.5% increase in page views compared with 2017.
It’s been a busy year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). The Society co-hosted the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, which saw more than 3,000 delegates from 107 countries gather in Glasgow during 2–6 September. The Society used the congress to launch its professional development core curriculum, the product of five years’ work to help support pharmacists through their career development.
Catch up on this year’s most read clinical trial stories, many of which cover important research into adverse effects of commonly used drugs.
Catch up with the best peer-reviewed learning and CPD articles from 2017 to boost your pharmacy practice.
Most-read articles from our journal on evidence-based pharmacy practice, therapeutic areas, and the latest advancements in drug development and medical interventions.
Showcasing the individuals challenging the traditional pharmacy roles of today and redefining the careers of the pharmacy team of tomorrow.
Tthe top five most-read opinion pieces from The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist suggest that resilient pharmacists have been improving their knowledge of medicines and helping patients achieve the best outcomes.
A summary of the top five infographics published in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2017, as well as an infographic on aspirin published in 2014, which continues to draw readers.
Most-read features, which include interviews with experts from relevant fields, published in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2017.
Highlights of Royal Pharmaceutical Society news and events from 2017.
You can now record your CPD entry at the end of certain articles on Pharmaceutical Journal, which you can transpose to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s CPD website.
We are calling for article submissions that highlight best practice in relation to the management of long-term conditions.
A round up of the most popular news stories of 2016.
Natasha Leeson provides the most popular learning and CPD articles published in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist in 2016.