7 June 2014, Vol 292, No 7813
New figures published in The Lancet last week show that the proportion of adults in the world who are overweight or obese increased between 1980 and 2013 from 29% to 37% in men and from 30% to 38% in women. Similarly, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development suggest that most people in the world’s most developed nations and emerging economies are overweight or obese.
Pharmacists must give patients as much written information as possible about doses, expiry date and storage instructions when supplying an unlicensed medicine, according to new guidance produced by the professional regulator last week …
SPC changes: June 2014Subscription
Taking stock of counterfeit medicinesSubscription
Criminals who trade in fake medicines are finding ever more sophisticated ways to infiltrate legitimate supply chains. And pharmaceutical companies and regulators are developing ways to stop them.
Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patientSubscription
A 70-year-old, 47kg woman was admitted via the accident and emergency department with a 14-day history of diarrhoea with recent urge incontinence, cramping abdominal pain and three episodes of vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with amoebic dysentery. Read on to learn about the patient’s signs and symptoms.