Clinical

Pancreatic cancer – the role of the pharmacy team

This module will help you spot potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer among pharmacy customers, to help aid early diagnosis 

Pharmacists could inject contraceptives

Community pharmacists could inject subcutaneous contraceptives but have concerns, research finds

Promising results for Bydureon

AZ's Bydureon does not increase the incidence of major CV events in patients with type 2 diabetes, research suggests

Pharmacists need to improve their examination skills

Reluctance to examine patients limits pharmacists’ clinical reasoning skills

Steroid phobia in eczema

Up to four in five patients with atopic dermatitis or their carers show “phobia” to topical corticosteroids

Clinical skincare: Psoriasis

Psoriasis increases the risk of developing other inflammatory disorders and its visible nature can lead to anxiety and depression

Obesity increases RA risk in women

A study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology has shown that obese women have a higher RA risk

Aspirin may protect against breast cancer in diabetes

Long-term low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of breast cancer in women with diabetes

Pain linked to dementia

Persistent pain is associated with more rapid memory decline and increased risk of dementia, according to a new analysis

Community pharmacy and palliative care

This CPD module, which appears in the July 2017 edition of Pharmacy Magazine, looks at community pharmacy and palliative care

Complex conditions: Treatments for HIV and AIDS

Patients with HIV will receive most of their care in hospital, but there is still a role for community pharmacists

Cirrhosis increases chance of stroke occurrence

Liver cirrhosis is associated with an increased risk of stroke, researchers from New York report in JAMA Neurology

Childhood infections linked to coeliac disease

Infections in early life seem to increase the likelihood of developing coeliac disease, German researchers report

Vitamin D reduces fracture risk in children

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the fracture risk in children under the age of six years

Breastfeeding reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Breastfeeding reduces the chance of developing CVD by about 10 per cent, says new research

Long-term aspirin increases bleeding risk in over-75s

Previous studies may have underestimated the risks of upper GI bleeding in elderly patients who take daily aspirin

Patient safety in community pharmacy

This CPD module, which also appears in the June 2017 print edition of Pharmacy Magazine, looks at patient safety in community pharmacy

Early treatment in MS improves outcomes

Early treatment of highly active multiple sclerosis improves patient outcomes, according to new research

Antihypertensive non-adherence is commonplace

Two in five people do not adhere fully to their antihypertensive medication or even take it at all

Pain management

In order to put the squeeze on pain, don’t just reach for the OTC analgesics. Positive coping strategies are just as important
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PSNC paints pessimistic picture for the future

The impact of the funding cuts in England is going to hit contractors hard in November, PSNC has warned

Schools now able to purchase AAIs

Schools can now purchase adrenaline auto-injectors without a prescription for emergency use

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Flu jabs: let’s do a fantastic job

By NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck. If Australia’s experience is anything to go by, we all need to be ready to dea...

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The robots are coming...

Why is the UK lagging so far behind when it comes to utilising dispensing robots? The economic arguments are persuasive

The Big Debate: Pharmacy technicians and supervision

Should technicians have more responsibility and even be allowed to supervise the sale and supply of medicines?

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