Therapeutic Reviews

Bladder weakness: Is relief in sight?

New research is overturning some widely held beliefs about the bladder. Could relief finally be in sight for sufferers of urinary incontinence?

Surface tension: Latest developments in skin care

Common dermatological diseases are an area where community pharmacists and their teams can help to guide and support patients to good effect

Allergy management in a nutshell

Identifying, preventing and managing allergic reactions is an essential role for pharmacy teams throughout the year – not just during the peak summer season

Chronic pain: Filling the gap

An initiative being pioneered by a world authority on pain management relies on pharmacists helping to reduce opioid risk

Oral health: Could it be cancer?

Mouth cancer claims more lives than cervical or testicular cancer, yet one in five people are unaware of this deadly disease

Wound & scar management

Pharmacy teams have a valuable role to play in supporting patients with leg ulcers and those needing advice on scar management

Confusion over treatments undermining osteoporosis care

Confusion over drugs for osteoporosis is leaving some people vulnerable to potentially preventable fragility fractures

Update on type 2 diabetes

NICE has published guidelines to improve the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. We highlight some of the main points here

Do HbA1c levels need to be monitored more often?

Could regular monitoring of HbA1c offer a longer-term and better measure of glycaemic management?

Clinical skincare: Psoriasis

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

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

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

Could you identify oral cancer?

Can you recognise the signs and symptoms of oral cancer? With the number of cases on the rise, time to brush up on your knowledge

HIV: removing the stigma

Community pharmacies are well-placed to reach difficult-to-access populations with an increased susceptibility to HIV

The role of the pharmacy team in Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease often have complex medication regimes. Pharmacists should be doing more to help them

Older people's health: Giving a helping hand

The UK’s ageing population is being failed by a fragmented and over-stretched health and social care system

Smoking cessation: If it ain’t broke…

Local NHS Stop Smoking Services are proven to help smokers quit for good – so why are local authorities decommissioning these vital services?

What's new in... Diabetes

With eight different classes of anti-diabetic medicines available, it is an increasingly complex treatment picture in diabetes

IBS: A bad case of the GI blues

Despite its high prevalence in this country, irritable bowel syndrome is poorly understood and often dismissed as trivial

Managing childhood asthma

Community pharmacy is well placed to help children and young people with asthma gain better control over their condition
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