Clinical

New diabetes drug available

A new once-weekly injectable glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), is available for type 2 diabetes

Pharmacists could manage some emergency admissions

‘Potentially pharmacist-manageable conditions’ accounted for 4.3 per cent of A&E visits in a Canadian study

Clinical briefing: Pharmacists helping with osteoporosis risk

A programme demonstrating pharmacists' ability to identify osteoporosis risk is being highlighted by NICE

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

Prescription opioids may increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), research suggests

Pharmacists’ role in diabetes care highlighted

A new report highlights community pharmacy’s role in preventing and treating diabetes

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

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medication

We take a detailed look at the drugs in the different classes of antihypertensives

Flu jab saves lives in heart failure

Flu vaccination seems to reduce both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to research

Poor flu jab uptake linked to deprivation

People in the most socioeconomically deprived quintile accounted for 53 per cent of flu hospitalisations

Diabetes-related amputations rise by a fifth

The number of lower limb amputations caused by diabetes in England has risen by a fifth since the start of the decade

Clinical briefing: How far have we come on cancer survival?

Crucial advances have been made but there are still barriers to improving survival rates

Marked rise in opioid prescribing

Opioid prescribing more than doubled in England between 1998 and 2016 according to a new analysis

Allergic rhinitis guidelines for pharmacists

The NGO ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) recently published guidelines for pharmacists

AD patients a suicide risk

Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients are more than a third more likely to report suicidal ideation and make suicide attempts

Getting to grips with cannabis-based medicines

The reclassification of cannabis-based medicines was a big story in 2018. Here we look at some questions following on from the move

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

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

Asthma care gets smart

Our data-rich world could offer important new insights into asthma’s epidemiology and pathogenesis

Clinical briefing: A game changer for MS sufferers?

A new report raises the prospect that multiple sclerosis might soon be ‘preventable or functionally curable’

When conceiving is a problem

Having some insight into assisted conception can transform any interaction when counselling women

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