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What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

Inhaled steroids in COPD increase oral thrush risk

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD appear to double the risk of developing oral thrush compared to long-acting bronchodilators

NHS invests in apps to manage chronic conditions

Investment is being channelled into the technological advancement of the NHS and, in particular, apps for the management of chronic conditions

Supporting World COPD Day

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to support World COPD Day 2016 on Wednesday 16 November

Update: COPD treatment adherence falls “precipitously” early on

Adherence to maintenance treatments for COPD falls sharply in the first six months of treatment, researchers find

Supporting patients with COPD

This CPD module looks at how community pharmacists can support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Update: COPD exacerbations speed lung function loss

Even mild COPD exacerbations accelerate loss of lung function, researchers find

COPD link to anxiety highlighted

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can experience generalised anxiety disorder

UKCPA viewpoint: Using generic inhalers

We consider the role of generic inhalers in asthma and COPD.

New COPD inhalers

Two new inhaler devices have been launched for the treatment of COPD

COPD increases sudden cardiac death risk

COPD is associated with a 30 per cent increased risk of sudden cardiac death

'Significant improvements' in COPD

Community pharmacies can make significant improvements to the lives of COPD patients, a recent study shows.

COPD increases risk of Parkinsons

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seems to increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease  

COPD patient's greater heart failure risk

Patients with COPD are at increased risk of heart failure

COPD linked to mild cognitive impairment

COPD increases the risk of non-amnesic mild cognitive impairment

Pharmacy services could save NHS £470m

Commissioning pharmacy services could save the NHS over £470m a year.

NHS misses opportunities to diagnose COPD

Healthcare professionals are missing opportunities to diagnose earlier almost nine out of 10 cases of COPD

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Dovonex is switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

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Have your say on ’Face to face’ report

By NPA head of communications, Stephen Fishwick. The NPA has released its ‘Face to face’ report and would like to yo...

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Boots pharmacists seek independent voice

Some Boots pharmacists have launched a legal challenge to secure independent representation over working conditions

Brexit casts shadow over sector’s future

Pharmacists are feeling pessimistic about the future of community pharmacy in post-Brexit Britain, according to a survey

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