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Asthma care gets smart

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

When conceiving is a problem

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

Help, not harm: spotting the perils of self-harm

Would you recognise the signs if a young person were self-harming? And if you did, would you know what to do next?

Question every medicine

Polypharmacy is a disease in itself and one that can potentially have more serious consequences than the conditions for which multiple drugs have been prescribed, delegates at October's Pharmacy Show heard

After an organ transplant

Special attention needs to be paid to those patients who have had organ transplants because medication and dosage regimens can be complicated

Clinical briefing: Pharmacy flu jabs save NHS millions

Delivering flu vaccines through pharmacy is cheaper than from GPs and saves the NHS millions of pounds, our clinical editor writes

Clinical briefing: Malnutrition

The focus on excessive consumption and its effects on health often overshadow undernutrition, which remains surprisingly common in this country

Smoking cessation: Victory for vaping?

Pharmacy teams should use the ‘95 per cent less harmful’ figure to encourage smokers to make the switch to vaping, says PHE

Advances in multiple sclerosis therapy

The advances made in recent years in the understanding of, and ability to treat, multiple sclerosis have been remarkable

Health screening: DIY dilemma

With technological advances boosting the rise in self-test diagnostic kits, what does this mean for pharmacy?

Antibiotic resistance is everyone’s problem

Antibiotic prescribing is declining, but only slowly – so are there grounds for optimism in the fight against resistance?

Age-old problems: improving care for older people

A key priority for today’s NHS is to meet the increasing demands of an ageing population. So where does pharmacy fit in?

Unprecedented rise in scarlet fever in England

England is experiencing an unprecedented rise in scarlet fever, with rates seeing a seven-fold increase

Clinical briefing: Depression

An Australian study shows that community pharmacists can effectively screen, assess risk and refer people with depression

Clinical briefing: Group B streptococcus screening

Why has the NHS decided against offering screening for early-onset group B streptococcal infection?

Clinical briefing: Drug-plant interactions

The popularity and widespread use of herbal medicines raises the prospect of potentially serious drug-plant interactions

MS and diet: a neurological enigma variation

Multiple sclerosis seems set to join the growing number of conditions linked to obesity and diet

Old drugs, new tricks

More than a century after their discovery, we are still learning about risks and benefits of aspirin and paracetamol

Oral health: a winning smile may prevent CVD

Improving oral health may prevent cardiovascular events and breast cancer – and even save lives

Saturday reflections: Missing piece in the diabetes jigsaw?

Could technology prove to be the missing piece in the great diabetes malady jigsaw?

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It's time to nominate for the RoE Awards 2019!

Do you have a member of your support team you want to put forward for outstanding work? Then nominate now

Ireland makes 'watch list' of medicines threatened by Brexit

The ‘watch list’ of medicines that could be affected by Brexit includes essential drugs such as radiotherapy...

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Light on detail, wide in scope – Long Term Plan a threat or an …

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine There is much in the NHS Long Term Plan that is encouraging. Plenty of men...

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Supreme court quashes pregabalin patent claim

The NPA described the ruling as a positive outcome for pharmacists, patients and the NHS

New flu jab close to approval

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently offered a positive opinion for Seqirus’s QIVc

NHS should be clear with pharmacists, says RPS chair

NHS policy makers should be clear with community pharmacists on their plans for the sector, Sandra Gidley told PM



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