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Rapid review of treatments for novel coronavirus SARS CoV 2 infection

Investigational treatments for COVID-19

23 JUN 2020By , ,

A review of several of the treatments for COVID-19 currently being trialled.

Antibodies attacking cancer cell

Immuno-oncology agents for cancer therapySubscription

7 MAY 2020By ,

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 ...

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Misuse of prescription and OTC drugs to obtain illicit highs: how pharmacists can prevent abuse

Misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs to obtain illicit highs: how pharmacists can prevent abuseSubscription

17 NOV 2020By , , , Fabrizio Schifano

An overview of the range of medicines that are being misused, diverted, or recorded on websites reporting new trends and experimentations of drug abuse for recreational purposes and how pharmacists can detect, understand and prevent drug diversion activities and drug-misuse adverse effects.

Interchangeability of biosimilars: a global perspective for pharmacists

Interchangeability of biosimilars: a global perspective for pharmacistsSubscription

22 JUL 2020By

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.

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Pharmacist contributions to consultant-led post-take ward rounds: a service evaluation

Pharmacist contributions to consultant-led post-take ward rounds: a service evaluationSubscription

By , ,

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.

Community pharmacist led influenza vaccination  a service evaluation

Community pharmacist-led influenza vaccination: a service evaluationSubscription

By

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. 

Consultation meeting

Evaluation of a pharmacist-led virtual thiopurine clinicSubscription

By Fernando Fuertes, Ashraf Soliman, Dominic Bullas

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.

Diabetes testing in Malaysia

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

By , , , ,

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.

Pharmacist conducting a face-to-face Polypharmacy review

Evaluation of the impact of pharmacist polypharmacy reviews within the Govan Social and Healthcare Integration Partnership (SHIP) project Subscription

By , , ,

Providing pharmacist-led medicines reviews to patients in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland to reduce the health inequality gap.

Dosette box

Providing medicines adherence support to areas of high deprivation in England: community pharmacists’ experienceSubscription

By ,

Semi-structured interviews assessing pharmacists’ experiences of providing interventions, products and services that support medicines adherence.

Antibiotic prescription

Local implementation of national guidance on management of common infections in primary care in EnglandSubscription

By , , , , , , , Richard J Boldero, Janet Gilbertson, James Goddard, Sarah J Hiom

Local adoption and adaptation of national antimicrobial prescribing guidance in primary care.

Cupboard of medicines for someone with polypharmacy

Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy in primary care through pharmacy-led interventionsSubscription

By , ,

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.

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