Pharmacists are needed and are just as important in roles that are not clinical or patient facing.
Roles such as procurement are important in hospital pharmacy services and should not be brushed aside.
Luiz Loures from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) talks about ending the epidemic, and the challenges in fighting the disease that has claimed over 34 million lives.
An overview of dysphagia and how to ensure patients are receiving the safest and most efficacious oral formulations.
How to identify common sporting injuries and provide specific advice to patients on their effective management, including the role of over-the-counter pharmacological treatments, as well as when to refer for specialist assessment and treatment.
Resigning can be an awkward experience but it does not mean you have to sever all ties with your current employer. Steve Hemsley finds out the best way to handle your resignation.
As a clinical research pharmacist in a GP practice, Andrew Sturrock’s first project will be looking at the development of diabetes.
Sarah Billington explains why and how she leads medicines optimisation at the Care Quality Commission.
People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to gauge how commonly dry eye is seen in the pharmacy and devise an independent editorial campaign to address the learning needs of pharmacists.
Data spanning 40 years show only 31% of patients with asthma or COPD use inhalers correctly, prompting calls for new approaches to education and drug delivery.
Adverse effects that occurred during clinical trials of Roche’s obesity drug orlistat in the 1990s appear to have been substantially underreported in both published papers and summarised clinical study reports submitted to the European Medicines Agency for drug approval, an analysis has found.
NHS cancer patients are missing out on innovative new drugs which are available in other European countries because of a flawed assessment and pricing system, according to a report published by cancer charities Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK.
Community pharmacists have the potential to identify people with undiagnosed hepatitis C infection, according to research published in Clinical Pharmacist.
Printing warning symbols on unit dose packaging alongside a staff education programme successfully reduced the number of times medicines were wrongly crushed before being given to nursing home residents, research from the Netherlands has revealed.
More than a quarter of pharmacists (27.6%) say that they have never spoken to a parent or carer about childhood headache, despite the condition occurring in around 60% of children and adolescents.
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Pharmacies are making illegal sales of e-cigarettes and vaping liquids to people under the age of 18, according to a report published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
NHS England has set out how it plans to commission pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV if it fails in its bid to overturn a High Court ruling that says commissioning the treatment does fall within its powers.
Five people in Scotland have been diagnosed with Zika virus infection, the Scottish government has confirmed.
Two new drugs for the treatment of adults with advanced kidney cancer are being recommended for fast track approval across the EU.
The Competition and Markets Authority has given approval to Celesio’s £125m takeover of Sainsbury’s pharmacy business, on the condition that the company sells 12 of its existing Lloydspharmacy stores.
Revised warnings about the risks of being left permanently disabled after taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been added to products in the United States following a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration.
The population of the UK should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter months, Public Health England has advised.
Final details about the £170m community pharmacy cuts, which were expected to be announced in July 2016, have been delayed, possibly until after October 2016, The Pharmaceutical Journal has learnt.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a public consultation on proposals to change its guidance on first in human (FIH) clinical trials.
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