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Musculoskeletal & Joint Diseases

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Tramadol associated with higher mortality in OA

Tramadol is associated with significantly higher mortality than non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs in people with osteoarthritis

Clinical briefing: Pharmacists helping with osteoporosis risk

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

APTUK plans to recruit salaried CEO

Tess Fenn has seen her tenure extended to February 2019 while members are consulted and legal work takes place to update the Association’s Memorandum and Articles

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?

PAC: New DHSC powers may not prevent future medicine price hikes

The Public Accounts Committee has voiced concerns that the Department of Health and Social Care has no “clear plan” for using new powers to obtain information on the generic medicines market

GPhC to consult on renewal fee rise

A spokesperson told Pharmacy Magazine that the GPhC's rationale for raising its fees, including proposals to charge pharmacists an additional £7 each year, would be made public "in the next month"

Watching brief: Parasitic infections

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

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

Why we all need someone we can look up to

Role models play an intrinsic part in shaping the practice of pharmacists throughout their careers. PM talks to Northern Ireland community pharmacist Terry Maguire about the people who have inspired him

Flexibility the biggest draw for locum pharmacists

Flexibility is by far the most common reason for switching from full-time employment to locum pharmacy work, taking precedence over pay, a new survey suggests

Scenario: Cannabidiol

Technician Kellie is telling pharmacist Parveen about when her grandmother asked her to get some cannabis... 

Reflections on revalidation: part 6

In the sixth article in our series, Asha Fowells charts her personal experience of the revalidation process

Osteoporosis linked to dementia risk

Osteoporosis is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to German research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

IBS: Spell it out

One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

Alliance employees raise £13k for cancer charity with kayak challenge

Allliance Healthcare employees have raised over £13,000 for cancer charity Breast Cancer Care through completing a three-day kayak trek along the River Thames

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

New NHS England chair announced

Conservative peer Lord Prior of Brampton has been named as the proposed new chair of NHS England, taking over from Sir Malcolm Grant this autumn

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