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The Pharmaceutical Journal

INFOGRAPHIC Macrolide full

Preserving macrolidesSubscription

By , Priya N Chudasama

Macrolide antibiotics have many uses, particularly for penicillin-allergic patients, but recent trends suggest that resistance is increasing among Gram-positive infections.

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Evidence shows the antibiotics market is failing, but here is how it can be revivedSubscription

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A core group of pharmaceutical companies are making progress in tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but change is not happening at the scale needed to radically impact the threat from drug resistance.


Roger Perlmutter

Roger M. Perlmutter: 'The free flow of scientific talent in and out of the UK is incredibly important'Subscription


Roger M. Perlmutter is the executive vice president of Merck Sharp & Dohme, and president of MSD Research Laboratories. On a visit to London, he caught up with Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, for a chat about the future of pharmaceutical research and his experiences of the industry. 

Elsy Campos

Elsy Gomez Campos: 'There are too many excuses justifying the unjustifiable'Subscription


The president of the UK Black Pharmacists Association speaks about the discrimination her members face every day and how pharmacy can tackle it.

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Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults Subscription

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Pharmacists can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes by helping to identify those who have mental wellbeing needs, optimising treatment and minimising risk factors.

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Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription

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Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.

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Anaphylaxis: management Subscription

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Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening; therefore, pharmacists must be able to immediately recognise symptoms and know how to treat patients.


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Evaluating pharmacist interventions using the Simpler tool in Malaysian patients with type 2 diabetesSubscription

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An evaluation of using a Simpler tool in Malaysian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to assess the types and effectiveness of interventions conducted by pharmacists and the impact on quality of life.


Are you ready for the Oriel numeracy assessment

How to tackle the Oriel numeracy assessmentSubscription

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Babir Malik and Joanna Domzal-Jamroz lead students through worked examples of the types of calculations covered in the Oriel recruitment process

'Clinicians may be in theatre all day so opportunities to discuss issues are limited' - A day in the life of a peri-operative prescribing pharmacist Tara Molloy

'The diversity of patients is vast' – a day in the life of a perioperative prescribing pharmacistSubscription

Pharmacist Tara Molloy is the main prescriber of regular medicines for patients undergoing elective procedures at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.


Down, but not out: hydroxychloroquine could still have a role against COVID 19

Down, but not out: hydroxychloroquine could still have a role against COVID-19

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Ongoing research may yet prove that the 4-aminoquinolones are an effective prophylactic medication in those at risk of developing COVID-19.


Replacing the preregistration year could prove transformative

Replacing the preregistration year could prove transformativeSubscription

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the pharmacy profession in many ways, but perhaps the longest-lasting could be the planned changes to the preregistration year.

COVID 19 antibody testing has not proved as simple as ministers thought

COVID-19 antibody testing not yet a 'game changer'


With doubts around the accuracy of antibody tests and slow progress on point-of-care testing, it is likely we will be waiting some time before we can confidently screen for COVID-19.


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Pharmacies in Scotland to provide NHS flu vaccines for the first time in 2020/2021 Subscription

Community pharmacies in Scotland will be able to provide NHS flu vaccinations for the first time during the 2020/2021 flu season, the government has confirmed.

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Community pharmacist vacancy rates as high as one in five in some parts of Wales, first ever workforce survey revealsSubscription

One region in Wales had a pharmacist vacancy rate of 19%, the first community pharmacy workforce survey in the country has revealed.

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Government asks medicines manufacturers to stockpile drugs for end of Brexit transition period Subscription

The government has asked drug manufacturers to rebuild six-week stockpiles of medicines in time for the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU ending on 31 December 2020.

Doctor taking notes

One in four pharmacists would retrain as doctors, survey by The Pharmaceutical Journal finds Subscription

Just under a quarter of pharmacists have said they would retrain as doctors, if government proposals to introduce fast-track retraining — as a result of the UK leaving the EU — are introduced.

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Government to train 50 mental health community pharmacists as part of NHS workforce plan for 2020/2021Subscription

Health Education England (HEE) has committed to training 50 community-based specialist mental health pharmacists as part of the NHS’s workforce plan for 2020/2021.

Destruction of hepatitis C virus

Scottish health board says it has become first region in the world to 'effectively eliminate' hepatitis CSubscription

A Scottish health board has claimed to be the first region in the world to effectively eliminate hepatitis C.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

August 2020, Vol 305, No 7940

Cover story:

Anaphylaxis: management.

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RPS annual general meeting 2020

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2020 annual general meeting was held on 24 June 2020 on Zoom, with around 130 delegates in remote attendance.


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