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Patients are being underdosed: we need new guidance on small-volume drug infusionsSubscription

30 NOV 2018By

Too many patients are not receiving their full prescribed dose with small-volume drug infusions, but hospital pharmacists can act to ensure patient safety.

patient clinging on to opioids

How pharmacists can help prevent an ‘opioid crisis’ developing in the UKSubscription

9 NOV 2018By ,

Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.

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Novel psychoactive substances: understanding the new illegal drug marketSubscription

8 OCT 2018By

Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.

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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.

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A failure to learn from our mistakes puts patients at riskSubscription

8 AUG 2018By

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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