The legalisation of medical cannabis has offered a chance to put pharmacy at the forefront of health and patient care, where it belongs.
Beyond cannabis: why we should look at legalising other illegal drugs for medical use to benefit patientsSubscription
The UK government has finally realised the value of cannabis as a medicine, but it must not ignore the medical potential of other Schedule 1 drugs, such as psilocybin, LSD and MDMA.
‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription
Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.
The Scottish chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr, on Brexit, minor ailments schemes and 24-hour pharmacies.
Frequency of hepatitis E infection is increasing in developed nations, and further research is needed to help develop effective treatment strategies for patients with both acute and chronic infections.
This article provides practical advice to support pharmacy professionals in their duty of care to recognise and refer patients with ‘red flag’ cancer symptoms.
The working lives of pharmacy techniciansSubscription
Emma Wilkinson investigates the effect of expanding pharmacy technician roles on job satisfaction.
Helen Pinney details a typical day as a senior primary care pharmacy technician.
A minute in the company of one of the most senior pharmacy technicians at NHS England.
Small children prioritised under emergency protocol to tackle 'critical' EpiPen shortage Subscription
Supplies of adrenaline auto-injectors for children are now “critical” and are being rationed with new national guidance for community pharmacists being introduced across England.
The health service’s most expensive drug has come off patent, which could save it at least £150 million per year by 2021.
Pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as Class C controlled substances from April 2019, the government has announced.
Pharmacists across England have been forced to turn patients away after running out of the new enhanced flu vaccine for the those aged over 65 years.
The European Medicines Agency has warned that it will have to cut down its work even further as it relocates from London to Amsterdam because of Brexit.
MPs concerned that government does not know how to tackle generics price hikes, despite new powersSubscription
MPs have criticised the Department for Health and Social Care for the way it handled the generics drugs price problems in 2017 and said they have little confidence in new government powers designed to prevent history repeating itself.
Health board reviews NHS prescribing of 15 medicines Subscription
CAC decides make up of Boots bargaining unitSubscription
News in brief
The General Pharmaceutical Council has announced that it will consult on increases to its fees.
Women now outnumber men as members of the statutory committees run by the General Pharmaceutical Council, according to latest figures.
Almost a third of women who want to obtain the morning after pill said they were embarrassed to talk to their pharmacist about it, a survey has found.
Some 42% of all patient requests for urgent repeat prescriptions made via the NHS 111 service were supplied by community pharmacists, up from 1% a year ago.
The government will ring fence £1.34m to support UK pharmacists and nurses working to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Childhood vaccination coverage declined in 9 of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at ages one, two or five years in 2017/2018, compared with the previous year, according to statistics released by Public Health England.