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Effective detection and management of hypertension through community pharmacy in EnglandSubscription

17 MAR 2020By , , , , ,

Management of hypertension does not routinely occur in English pharmacies, despite community pharmacy being an ideal place for screening to take place. By examining and learning from the evidence, pharmacies in England can help patients maintain ideal blood pressure levels and improve health outcomes.

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The precision medicine approach to cancer therapy: part 2 — haematological malignanciesSubscription

28 FEB 2020By , , , ,

An overview of the anticancer agents that have been approved for use in the UK as part of a precision medicine approach for haematological malignancies, along with information relating to the relevant biomarkers and biomarker assays currently available. 

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Prevention of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jawSubscription

20 AUG 2019By , , ,

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. 

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Pharmacokinetic considerations and challenges in oral anticancer drug therapySubscription

10 JUN 2019By

A review of the pros and cons of oral anticancer drug therapy, as well as the pharmacokinetic barriers and potential solutions to oral chemotherapy in the home.

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

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

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Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy in primary care through pharmacy-led interventionsSubscription

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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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Evaluation of the Portsmouth medicines advice at home serviceSubscription

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A Portsmouth-based medicines advice at home service highlights the impact of pharmacist-led interventions.

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Opioid use disorder: adherence to prescribed medicines in community pharmacy Subscription

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A cross-sectional survey assessing adherence medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and the predictors of risk of poor adherence.

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Pharmaceutical care to medical patients in the emergency department: a service evaluationSubscription

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An evaluation of a new hospital pharmacy service that introduces pharmaceutical care earlier after admission to the emergency department.

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Responding to disruptions in the pharmaceutical supply chainSubscription

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Economic, manufacturing and regulatory factors can affect drug shortages and supply chain disruption. By using a mixed-methods approach involving an online survey, semi-structured interviews and three targeted focus groups aimed at acute care hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, this study determined that over half of the responding acute care hospitals did not have 76–100% of medicine lines fulfilled within 8 weeks of a disruption in the supply chain.

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Impact of including clinical indications on inpatient prescriptionsSubscription

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The appropriate use of medicines is dependant on the accurate use of clinical indications on inpatient paper and electronic prescriptions. This mixed-methods study involving semi-structured interviews with 64 chief pharmacists, 11 focus groups from three NHS trusts and a medical documentation review of 89 patients determined both positive and negative implications of including clinical indications on healthcare professionals’ clinical workflow.

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