A review of several of the treatments for COVID-19 currently being trialled.
Immuno-oncology agents for cancer therapySubscription
Abstract: Until recently, cancer therapy comprised of four main types of treatment: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Over the past decade, immuno-oncology (IO) has emerged as a novel and important approach to cancer treatment through the stimulation of the body’s own immune system to kill cancer cells. This newly recognised method of treating cancer is rapidly developing, with many accelerated approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines ...
The first innovator biologic drug was introduced around 40 years ago in the early 1980s. This article provides pharmacists with an overview of the pivotal concepts of biosimilar interchangeability with innovator biologics.
Severe bone damage in the jaw occurs in some people as an adverse reaction to certain medicines commonly used in the treatment of cancer and osteoporosis. There are a range of settings where pharmacists can contribute to the prevention of this painful and difficult-to-treat condition.
A study carried out at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust shows that pharmacists’ contributions on post-take ward rounds are highly valued, with their interventions leading to a reduction in prescribing errors and potential for harm.
The results of an evaluation of a seasonal influenza vaccination service in a community pharmacy setting, conducted with 485 patients across 55 pharmacies following the 2019/2020 season, that assessed person-centredness, professionalism and privacy, to make recommendations for improvements for the 2020/2021 season.
This study at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aimed to determine the clinical impact of a pharmacist-led virtual thiopurine clinic on drug monitoring, safety and quality of service in a cohort of inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune hepatitis patients.
Evaluating pharmacist interventions using the Simpler tool in Malaysian patients with type 2 diabetesSubscription
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.
Evaluation of the impact of pharmacist polypharmacy reviews within the Govan Social and Healthcare Integration Partnership (SHIP) project Subscription
Providing pharmacist-led medicines reviews to patients in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland to reduce the health inequality gap.
Providing medicines adherence support to areas of high deprivation in England: community pharmacists’ experienceSubscription
Semi-structured interviews assessing pharmacists’ experiences of providing interventions, products and services that support medicines adherence.
Local implementation of national guidance on management of common infections in primary care in EnglandSubscription
Local adoption and adaptation of national antimicrobial prescribing guidance in primary care.
A pharmacy-led medicines optimisation team in a GP surgery setting reduced inappropriate polypharmacy, achieved cost savings of £103,975 and improved quality of prescribing for patients.