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GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

9 in 10 don't attend MURs after discharge

About nine in 10 people don’t book a post-discharge medicine use review (MUR) even when reminded in hospital, a study has found.

Anti-inflammatories boost antidepressants

A meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled studies suggests that concomitant anti-inflammatories can improve antidepressant effectiveness

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

Younger diagnosis, worse prognosis for type 2 diabetes

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at about 15 years of age lost a median of approximately 12 years of life in a recent study

“High prophylactic use of antibiotics” in care homes, Boots finds

A study commissioned by Boots UK has found “high prophylactic use of antibiotics” in UK care facilities prompting calls to offer staff better training

Second-hand smoke raises risk of kidney disease

Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), say Korean researchers

HbA1c misses many cases of diabetes

“Our results indicated that the prevalence of diabetes and normal glucose tolerance defined solely by A1c is highly unreliable," said a researcher

ADHD treatments can trigger psychosis

About one in 660 adolescents and young adults receiving prescription stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develop psychosis

NMS pledge boosts adherence rates in Boots study

Asking patients to acknowledge that failure to take prescribed medicines endangers their health may improve adherence

E-cigarette use plateauing

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report

E-cigarettes shown to be more effective than NRT

E-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine replacement therapy when combined with behavioural support

Pharmacists could manage some emergency admissions

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

Pharmacist-led initiative cuts readmission rates

Telephone follow-up by pharmacists after patients are discharged from hospital reduced readmission rates

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

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



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