Reforms to undergraduate pharmacy education must reflect the clinical future of pharmacy while ensuring a strong scientific foundation.
OTC domperidone will be missed Subscription
The antiemetic domperidone’s reclassification shows the importance of pharmacovigilance, but the loss of such a useful over-the-counter medicine ought to have been better communicated to community pharmacies.
Still feeling the Vioxx painSubscription
Ten years after Vioxx was abruptly withdrawn from the market, its story is still affecting society’s perception of the drug regulatory system and the safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
As the start of another influenza season approaches, community pharmacists should educate patients so they do not request unnecessary antibiotics from their GP.
Improving soldiers’ health from the front lineSubscription
Army pharmacists must always be prepared for the unexpected. Senior pharmacist Robert Liddington, who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, explains why and how he embarked on a career with the Ministry of Defence.
The settlement includes £2bn, which will be delivered in fees and allowances, with the remaining £800m to be delivered through agreed drug purchase margins.
At least 15 children have died in Syria during a measles vaccination programme after a muscle relaxant, atracurium, was believed to have been added to the vaccine instead of diluents.
Micafungin well tolerated by leukaemia patientsSubscription
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Pharmaceutical industry pays £150m back to NHS Subscription
Chokeberries aid chemotherapy, suggests studySubscription