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Packets of novel psychoactive substances

Novel psychoactive substances: understanding the new illegal drug marketSubscription

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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.

CPD article

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Management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleedingSubscription

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An overview of the assessment process for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospital setting and the treatment options available.

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Palliative management in end-stage liver diseaseSubscription

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Early palliative interventions, including reviewing regular medicines and managing common symptoms, enables patients to remain comfortable during end-of-life care.

Research briefing

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Benzodiazepines linked to risk of Alzheimer’s diseaseSubscription

8 OCT 2018

Although data showed benzodiazepine and Z drug use was linked to only a 6% increase in the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say their prescribing should be avoided if possible.

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Antibiotics 'do not cut hospitalisation risk' in children with respiratory infectionsSubscription

3 OCT 2018

Analysis of children presenting in primary care has found that delaying or withholding antibiotics is the most appropriate way of treating suspected respiratory tract infections.

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People with dementia less likely to receive oral anticoagulants despite stroke riskSubscription

1 OCT 2018

People with atrial fibrillation who have dementia are less likely to receive oral anticoagulants (OACs) than those without cognitive impairment, research has shown.

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No benefit to daily aspirin in healthy older peopleSubscription

28 SEP 2018

Daily low-dose aspirin does not increase the duration of disability-free life in healthy older people, trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown.

Short communications

Call for submissions on polypharmacy and medicines optimisation

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Clinical Pharmacist today invites article submissions to showcase current and best practice in the area of polypharmacy and medicines optimisation.

The challenge of tackling social isolation among older people through community pharmacySubscription

Ageing Better in Camden, London, is one of 14 Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better programmes across England that are working to tackle social isolation ...

Clinical Pharmacist

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CP October 2018, Vol 10, No 10

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Management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

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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.