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Drug user injecting heroin in foot

Risk factors for mortality, hospitalisation and imprisonment in substance misuse patientsSubscription

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Pharmacists should be aware of the mortality rates and adverse outcomes, including hospitalisation and imprisonment, that are rife in illicit drug users and patients on opioid substitution therapy, in order to optimise patient safety and reduce adverse outcomes.


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How genetic testing can help women with breast cancer avoid chemotherapySubscription


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. 

CPD article

Insulin injection for type 1 diabetes

Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes mellitus

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An overview of management options for type 1 diabetes, the types of insulin, insulin regimens and strengths available for its day-to-day management as well as how to adjust doses and the role of carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring.

Research briefing

Gestational diabetes

Certain antipsychotics linked with increased risk of gestational diabetes Subscription

28 JUN 2018

Women who continue taking olanzapine or quetiapine during pregnancy are more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who discontinue atypical antipsychotic medication.

Teenager receives HPV vaccination

Strong evidence that HPV vaccination protects against cervical pre-cancer, review findsSubscription

27 JUN 2018

There is strong evidence that vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) between the ages of 15 and 26 years protects against cervical pre-cancer in young women, concluded the authors of a recent Cochrane Review (9 May 2018).

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New prescribing approach could reduce intravenous opioid exposureSubscription

27 JUN 2018

A new standard of inpatient opioid prescribing preferring oral and subcutaneous administration may be associated with significant reductions in intravenous opioid exposure, results from a US study show.

GLP-1 receptor agonists, diabetes drug injectors

Type 2 diabetes drug aids weight loss, study findsSubscription

26 JUN 2018

Patients given GLP-1 receptor agonists to treat obesity lost weight compared with those treated with placebo.

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.

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CP July 2018, Vol 10, No 7

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Risk factors for mortality, hospitalisation and imprisonment in substance misuse patients

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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.