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CNS Conditions

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The enigmatic aura

Could you tell the difference between a migraine aura and a transient ischaemic attack or stroke?

Cannabis delays driving opioid use, MP claims

In a backbench debate in the House of Commons on Monday May 20, MPs shared stories of the effect prescribing restrictions were having on their constituents

Cannabidiol ‘almost halves’ epilepsy seizures

The study reported that 10 and 20mg/kg cannabidiol reduced the frequency of convulsive seizures by 49 and 46 per cent respectively compared with baseline

Three NHS prescriptions for CBD, says Kennedy

Three prescriptions for cannabis products were dispensed in primary care in January and February of this year, pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said

Pharmacy minister grilled on epilepsy drug shortages

The DHSC will reiterate its “great concern” to the suppliers of an epilepsy drug that has been affected by shortages, Seema Kennedy told the Commons

The management of Parkinson’s disease

After reading this module you should recognise the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and understand the treatment pathways

MS drug improves survival

Beta-interferons produce “a significant survival advantage among people with relapsing-onset multiple sclerosis” (RRMS), according to a new study

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

No link between AEDs and dementia

The researchers did not identify a statistically significant association between AEDs and dementia

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

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

Clinical briefing: A game changer for MS sufferers?

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

AEDs increase stroke risk in AD

Compared with controls, Alzheimer's patients on AEDs were 37 per cent more likely to experience a stroke

NHS England sets out vision for technology in healthcare

The policy paper from NHS Digital says the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be

Pharmacists and patients have been let down by flu jab shambles

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine Those curmudgeons who harp on about pharmacists’ supposed inability to adapt or deliver at scale should be pointed to the national flu vaccination service. In just three seasons, community pharmacies have become the preferred choice for many wanting a jab, both private and NHS. Last year pharmacists carried out 1.3 million vaccinations, no appointment necessary, with patients raving about the convenience and accessibility on offer. Researchers proved it was cost-effective, the fee was increased, the service specification widened – what could possibly go wrong?

Urgent controls on supply of 150mcg AAIs

Pharmacies have been asked to implement controls on the supply of 150microgram adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) with immediate effect due to stock level issues reaching a “critical” stage

Preparing for revalidation

This module provides an overview of the steps required to complete your revalidation entries for the current year

Watching brief: Parasitic infections

The latest product news, campaigns and information in the parasitic infections category

Time to build bridges with Government officials says Lyonette

The legal action against the cuts damaged the relationship with senior civil servants and relations need to be rebuilt, says new NPA boss

New HIV diagnoses down 17 per cent in 2017

Annual HIV data shows new diagnoses of HIV have fallen for the second year in a row, decreasing by 17 per cent from 5,280 in 2016 to 4,363 in 2017 – the lowest level since 2000

The NMS and hypertension: the way forward for pharmacy?

A study into the management of hypertension through the NMS offers some pointers for pharmacist-led care

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