Pharmacy practice and profession blog
All posts from: August 2013
Recently, the national media have highlighted a three-minute blood test that could tell GPs whether an antibiotic is needed for a patient. It has even been claimed that this test could tackle the ongoing issue of antibiotics resistance since it may put patients — who otherwise pressure GPs into prescribing an antibiotic — at ease.
The Scottish Drug Strategy Delivery Commission published a report today reviewing opioid replacement therapy north of the border. It has been mentioned a lot in the Scottish media today. The word "pharmacy" is mentioned 26 times within the document and there is no doubt that pharmacy's role within opioid replacement therapy programmes in Scotland is very hard to ignore.
Before I begin, let me set the recordstraight. I am no politician and I’m only in the early stages of my career as a