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Research

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Pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial resistance and stewardshipSubscription

By , , Rachel Joynes,

This article summarises the evidence supporting the role of pharmacists and pharmacy teams in antimicrobial stewardship and outlines the impact of their activities.

Insight

Pharmacogenomics concept

Targeted medicines: how pharmacists can lead a pharmacogenomics revolutionSubscription

By ,

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.

CPD article

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Lung cancer: advances in management and therapySubscription

By ,

An overview of traditional and emerging immunotherapy-based targets and treatments available for lung cancer, their side effects and the impact immune checkpoint inhibitors have had on the treatment of non–small-cell lung cancer.

Research briefing

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NSAIDs preferred choice for acute dental pain, review findsSubscription

30 MAY 2018

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), with or without paracetamol, can provide a better balance of benefits and risks compared with opioids for the treatment of acute dental pain, a review has revealed.

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Omega-3 supplements do not improve dry eye symptoms, study findsSubscription

29 MAY 2018

There is no evidence for the benefit of omega-3 acid supplementation in treating symptoms of dry eye disease, a study has shown.

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Increase in potentially inappropriate medicines use seen in all older adults, study results suggestSubscription

22 MAY 2018

After assessing patterns of medicines use in patients with and without dementia, researchers found that the risk of potentially inappropriate medicines use significantly increased in all groups

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Andexanet shows promise in patients taking new anticoagulants Subscription

21 MAY 2018

Results from an ongoing trial of 228 patients with acute major bleeding show that patients taking andexanet experienced a reduction in anti-FXa activity.

Short communications

Academic recognition for research in pharmacy practiceSubscription

Research in practice has traditionally been the Cinderella of academia. Many pharmacists conduct service evaluations and audits, but often the findings are not published.

Antibiotic prescribing in a clinician-first telephone triage setting in a general practiceSubscription

In May 2016, a general practice with around 16,000 registrants introduced a clinician-first triage system, which moved the practice’s more traditional face-to-face approach to one in which the majority of the consultations were conducted over the telephone. As a result, many prescriptions have been issued remotely, including those for antibiotics. As part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) scholarship programme, a project was initiated to measure the impact ...

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CP June 2018, Vol 10, No 6

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Lung cancer: advances in management and therapy

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.