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Are patients the missing piece in the drug development puzzle?Subscription

Pharmaceutical companies are beginning to appreciate that involving patients in the drug development life cycle could save them millions of pounds. But are companies being brave enough when it comes to ‘patient centricity’?

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Is it time for community pharmacy to let go of dispensing?Subscription

The conversation about whether the days of pharmacists handing out white bags will soon be over was the most polarising debate of the FIP conference.

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Diagnosis and management of anaemia in adults with chronic kidney diseaseSubscription

An overview of the treatments for anaemia in chronic kidney disease and the tests needed to prescribe and assess their effectiveness.

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Managing dental emergencies in community pharmacy: soft tissue conditionsSubscription

What advice pharmacists and their teams can give to patients presenting with soft tissue dental conditions in community pharmacy.

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Thrush: detection and management in community pharmacy

Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.

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The right frame of mindSubscription

Steve Hemsley speaks to Asta Prajapati, the first mental health pharmacist to be awarded £350,000 to develop a medication adherence tool for patients with bipolar disorder.

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Could you offer a veterinary pharmacy service?

The UK is well known as a nation of animal lovers. From agricultural livestock to household pets, this has created a growing niche sector for pharmacy — but how do you get involved?

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'William Wilson, commonly called Mortar Willie, aged 107': coloured etching and aquatint

This print, drawn, etched and published by John Kay of Edinburgh in 1815, depicts a drug grinder by the name of William Wilson (1709–1815), who was also known as ‘Mortar Willie’.

Sandra Gidley, chair of the English Pharmacy Board

RPS signs Charter for Equal Health with pledge to support physical health of patients with mental illness

The SalvaDore has signed Equally Well UK’s Charter for Equal Health, pledging to reduce physical health inequalities experienced by people with severe mental illness.

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Concept image of the components that make up drug development

Are patients the missing piece in the drug development puzzle?Subscription

Pharmaceutical companies are beginning to appreciate that involving patients in the drug development life cycle could save them millions of pounds. But are companies being brave enough when it comes to ‘patient centricity’?

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Stockpiles, shortages and supply chains: what a no-deal Brexit might mean for pharmacySubscription

Fears of a no-deal Brexit impacting the UK’s drugs supply have been growing for some time, since the then health and social care secretary, Jeremy Hunt, admitted in January 2018 that the supply of some cancer drugs could be disrupted if the UK leaves the EU at the end of March 2019 with no agreement on a future relationship in place.

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Diagnosis and management of anaemia in adults with chronic kidney diseaseSubscription

An overview of the treatments for anaemia in chronic kidney disease and the tests needed to prescribe and assess their effectiveness.

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Simulation-based training: applications in clinical pharmacySubscription

With the evolving role of pharmacists and the growing complexity of healthcare, there is a need for interventions and innovations to enhance both individual task and team performance. Simulation-based training is an educational platform with potential in this area. This article outlines its applications in pharmacy and how it can support the skill acquisition and development of pharmacists.

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Risk factors for mortality, hospitalisation and imprisonment in substance misuse patientsSubscription

Pharmacists should be aware of the mortality rates and adverse outcomes, including hospitalisation and imprisonment, that are rife in illicit drug users and patients on opioid substitution therapy, in order to optimise patient safety and reduce adverse outcomes.

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