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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

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Pharmacy access to full patient records is more critical than everSubscription

Pharmacists must be given full access to patient records to enable them to expand their role in the health service and provide better patient care.

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The bar must not be lowered for medical cannabisSubscription

There have been calls to loosen regulations around medical cannabis to increase access for those who need it, but the government must resist and view cannabis with the same scrutiny as any other new medicine.

Comment

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The big debate: is online dispensing a threat?Subscription

The inevitable Amazonification of community pharmacy offers community pharmacy businesses an opportunity to grow, but do online pharmacies put patients’ health and the sector’s very existence at risk? Two pharmacy experts weigh in.

Learning article

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Aspergillosis: causes, types and treatmentSubscription

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Aspergillus-related disease is rare, but results in high mortality rates. The limited treatment options and emerging antifungal drug resistance mean that accurate diagnosis and management is paramount.

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How to improve antifungal stewardshipSubscription

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Selecting appropriate antifungal therapies and performing ongoing reviews of these therapies can help support antifungal stewardship efforts and help reduce antifungal resistance.

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How to understand and interpret clinical dataSubscription

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This resource, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to help pharmacists understand the quality of evidence from clinical data to inform the advice they give to patients.

Obituary

News

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Community pharmacy contract funding frozen at £2.59bn for next five years

Community pharmacies in England are set to receive £13bn over the next five years under the latest national contract, with a planned spend of £2.59bn each year.

Simon Dukes, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Category M prices to increase by £15m per month from August 2019, announces PSNC

Category M reimbursement prices are to increase by £15m a month from August 2019, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has announced following discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Boots and PDA Union sign their first voluntary recognition agreement

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union has signed its first voluntary recognition agreement with Boots

The General Pharmaceutical Council has seen a 15% year-on-year increase in the number of complaints it has received about pharmacists on the register.

GPhC sees 15% rise in concerns raised about registrants in 2018/2019

The General Pharmaceutical Council has seen a 15% year-on-year increase in the number of complaints it has received about pharmacists on the register.

Phil Day, superintendent pharmacist at Pharmacy2U

Pharmacy2U could provide up to 3,000 telephone NMS appointments each month

Online pharmacy Pharmacy2U has said it will start to deliver the new medicine service in the coming months, estimating that it could provide up to 3,000 telephone appointments each month.

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GPhC set to confirm it will require universities to offer integrated pharmacy programmes

The General Pharmaceutical Council has said it is likely to move forward with proposals requiring pharmacy schools to offer integrated programmes of “study and practical experience”.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

July 2019, Vol 302, No 7927

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Your RPS

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 12 June 2019

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 12 June 2019

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting included the election of a new chair and vice chair, updates on several consultation responses and the e-cigarette policy, while guest speakers talked about advanced therapies.

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 20 June 2019

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 19–20 June 2019

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board elected a new chair and vice chair, and heard updates on the publication of the cannabidiol oil guidance document and the Society’s three-tier response to the ‘NHS Long Term Plan’.

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 3 July 2019

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 3 July 2019

The latest meeting of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board included updates on mental health and e-cigarette policies, as well as agreeing in principle to a non-members fee for RPS Local events.

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Barrett’s Mandrake Embrocation (ca. 1885–1907)

Who says the Victorians didn’t have a sense of humour?

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RPS joins London Pride parade for first time

Royal Pharmaceutical Society staff and members marched alongside more than 30,000 people in the Pride in London Parade, held in the capital on 6 July 2019.

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