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Cannabis farm

Medical cannabis: evidence, challenges and barriers to progressSubscription

13 SEP 2018

The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.

Learning from mistakes concept, building block

A failure to learn from our mistakes puts patients at riskSubscription

8 AUG 2018By David Cousins

Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.

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How genetic testing can help women with breast cancer avoid chemotherapySubscription

5 JUL 2018By

By using Oncotype DX test technology, researchers behind the TAILORx trial have proven that invasive and often harmful chemotherapy needn’t be the only option for women with breast cancer. 

Pharmacogenomics concept

Targeted medicines: how pharmacists can lead a pharmacogenomics revolutionSubscription

6 JUN 2018By ,

Though commonplace in other countries, pharmacogenomic testing is yet to become a mainstay of NHS healthcare. Here, David Wright and Dhiren Bhatt argue how this process could improve the chance of therapeutic success and why pharmacists should be at the heart of its implementation.

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Can omega-3-rich fish oil supplements reduce allergy risk in infants?Subscription

9 MAY 2018By ,

Results from a meta-analysis show that a mother’s fish oil supplementation during pregnancy may reduce allergy in her children, but the exact benefits of this supplement – and many others – are yet to be determined.

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