Therapeutic Reviews

Form & function: Advancing our knowledge of GI health

Our understanding of many aspects of gastrointestinal function is still in its infancy

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Drug use in the elderly

More integrated interventions are essential to tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients

Ear care: A guide for pharmacy teams

How can pharmacy teams help customers manage hearing loss and other ear conditions?

Men’s health: An uphill struggle

At a time when we’re supposedly more health aware than ever before, what could be causing men to neglect their health?

Report: Could the end of smoking be in sight?

The Government is aiming for a smoke-free generation – and there are plenty of promising therapeutic options under evaluation

Eye spy: taking eye health seriously

A quarter of people in the UK are failing to have an eye test every two years as recommended. Why?

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

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