Child & Teen Health

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Rise in drugs that are harmful for infants

There are 51 drugs of which a single adult dose could kill an infant, according to a new list

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?

Brine: Axing head lice prescriptions will not cause epidemic

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine recently defended NHS England’s decision to reduce OTC prescriptions

Uninvited guests: treating head lice in pharmacy

As the new school year gets underway pharmacies are likely to see a spike in queries about head lice, particularly following NHS England’s decision that OTC treatments should no longer be prescribed

UKCPA: Medication while breastfeeding

Community pharmacy can support breastfeeding mothers in many ways, says Deidre D’Arcy, associate professor in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology, Trinity College Dublin

Infant feeding brand sees steady growth

Nannycare First Infant, Follow-on and Growing up milks are now listed in 139 Morrisons stores. The company says the range has experienced steady growth following a 2014 amendment to EU and UK legislation

Liquid medication safety

This module will help pharmacists refresh their knowledge regarding liquid medication safety

Watching brief: Baby & child health

The latest product news, campaigns and information in the infant & child health category

Flarin competition winners

Two lucky pharmacy assistants have each won a luxury coffee maker after completing a competition from painkilling brand, Flarin

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

Pharma companies behind on FMD preparation

The Belgian non-profit, which was set up to keep falsified medicines out of the European medicines supply chain, said that many pharma companies were behind on the ‘on-boarding’ process

Ravi Sharma appointed RPS director for England

Mr Sharma said he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”

Where should accountability lie?

By David Gallier-Harris, a member of the DHSC’s rebalancing board, writing in a personal capacity The superintendent pharmacist/responsible pharmacist consultation from the rebalancing board reviews the current legislation and proposes moving much from primary legislation to professional regulatory control. One result of these proposals is that failure to comply with a new mixture of GPhC standards, rules and regulatory guidance would become fitness to practise matters, rather than criminal offences, as is currently the case.

NHS at 70: The debt of gratitude

Pharmaceutical advances since the formation of the NHS in 1948 have saved countless lives, Mark Greener writes

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Are our pharmacy bodies still fit for purpose?

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. In these difficult times for the sector, our representative bodies should be firing on all cylinders as never before. Yet are they? Community pharmacy continues to have little meaningful impact on policy in the corridors of power despite what Sandra Gidley says in a recent interview in Pharmacy Magazine. The fact there are no community pharmacy representatives on Jeremy Hunt’s working group on medication safety is just the latest example of this, while the gap between the profession’s leaders and pharmacists at the coalface seems wider than ever.

Taking folic acid 'a wise move' to reduce stroke risk says HSIS

The HSIS statement came in response to further evidence suggesting folic acid can cut stroke risk by lowering levels of homocysteine in the blood

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

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