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DNA in pill

Pharmacists must embrace pharmacogenetic services before other professions beat them to it Subscription

14 AUG 2019By Dyfrig Hughes

Multidisciplinary genetic testing services will help patients receive more targeted medicines, and pharmacists are the obvious healthcare professional to lead them.

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Pharmacists must work with others to roll back polypharmacy cultureSubscription

9 JUL 2019By ,

The new English Desprescribing Network will bring together healthcare professionals and researchers to stamp out medicine-related harm.

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We need a more rational approach to opioid prescribingSubscription

11 JUN 2019By

The rates of opioid misuse and related deaths may be lower in the UK than in the United States, but healthcare professionals should remain vigilant when caring for patients with chronic pain.

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‘One-size-fits-all’ treatment targets harm frail older patients with diabetesSubscription

30 APR 2019By ,

HbA1c targets that ignore differences in the physiology of older patients put them at risk of severe hypoglycaemia, harm and death.

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How to develop a doctor–pharmacist consensus on escalating medicine-related problems in hospitalised older adults Subscription

29 MAR 2019By , Vanessa Marvin, Emily Ward

Pharmacists may be unsure how to, or who should, take action to address inappropriate polypharmacy in the hospital setting, but agreeing guidance with doctors can speed up care.

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