In December 2013 Uruguay became the first country to legalise cannabis for medical, industrial and recreational purposes. The Uruguayan government believes the move will divert income away from criminal gangs, and the taxes collected are to be invested in health, education and the prevention and treatment of drug abuse.
In the 22 years since the awards were introduced, healthcare in the UK and the roles of pharmacy teams have changed substantially
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Although there is no cure for this painful condition, pharmacists can play a key role in its management.
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Pharmacist Carole Hunter, a doping control officer at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July 2014, explains her part in trying to rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs.
Better use of community pharmacists could help ease winter pressures on the health system, according to a report from a group of MPs, which highlights increasing attendances at accident and emergency and GP practices
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