Therapeutic Reviews

Question time on oral care

While awareness regarding the factors that can affect the health of teeth and gums has increased, there is still much to do to change habits

Blowing in the wind: Hayfever management

In most cases hayfever can be managed successfully in community pharmacy through self-management advice and by offering appropriate treatments

Status epilepticus: why rapid, aggressive treatment is essential

In contrast to typical epilepsy seizures, untreated SE can last an hour or more, increasing the risk of serious complications

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medications

From ACE inhibitors to alpha blockers, here is detailed look at the different classes of antihypertensives

Time for action on obesity

The UK population is more obese and less active than ever before. Can pharmacists help turn things around?

Wound & scar management: Could do better

Dermatologists want community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to provide better advice

One in eight: Young people and mental health

Over 12 per cent of five to 19-year-olds are currently dealing with at least one mental health disorder

On your marks… How pharmacy can support young parents

Supporting young parents can be the beginning of an enduring relationship between pharmacy and customer 

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

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