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The Pharmaceutical Journal


The NHS could save huge amounts of money by effective management of medicine and clinical waste

Not all NHS waste is wasteful Subscription

Amidst the drive for efficiency in the NHS, medicines waste must not be oversimplified.


Immune checkpoint inhibitors - PD-1 and PD-L1- induce higher response rate across worst cancer tumours such as lung cancer

Immune checkpoint inhibitors bring new hope to cancer patientsSubscription


PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors induce a higher response rate across a wider range of tumours than other immunotherapies.


The stringent laws on the use of cannabis for medicinal reasons does not help patients, clinicians and researchers

Medicinal cannabis: time for a comeback?Subscription


The stringent laws on cannabis do no favours for patients, clinicians and researchers.

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"World Ending" illustration by Jason Clarke, artist with bipolar disorder

Acute and long-term management of bipolar disorderSubscription


How the latest NICE guidelines affect the recommended treatments for this complex mental health condition.


Claire Liew with the pharmacy staff of St Walburg's Hospital in Tanzania where she volunteered as part of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Volunteering as a pharmacist in TanzaniaSubscription

By Claire Liew

Pharmacist Claire Liew spent 18 months volunteering at St Walburg’s hospital in Tanzania with Voluntary Service Overseas. Here, she describes what she learnt — and hints that her adventures abroad might not be over yet.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

22/29 November 2014, Vol 293, No 7837/8

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The latest treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder and ways to manage this mental health condition.

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Elizabeth Butterfield, lead for medicines optimisation at the English Pharmacy Board (EPB)

RPS disputes NICE appraisal of pharmacist medication reviewsSubscription


Proposed guideline says pharmacist medication reviews do not provide value for money for the NHS.


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