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Antidepressants in the treatment of major depression: a changing landscape for clinical decision makingSubscription

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With publication of the update to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence depression guideline postponed until late 2019, this article aims to examine the findings of the Cipriani et al. meta-analysis in the wider context of the management of depression in the UK.

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How to develop a doctor–pharmacist consensus on escalating medicine-related problems in hospitalised older adults Subscription

By , Vanessa Marvin, Emily Ward

Pharmacists may be unsure how to, or who should, take action to address inappropriate polypharmacy in the hospital setting, but agreeing guidance with doctors can speed up care.

CPD article

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Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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Pharmacists can play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and can help improve outcomes and the burden of disease.

Research briefing

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HRT linked to increased Alzheimer’s disease risk in womenSubscription

1 APR 2019

Hormone replacement therapy is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, research published in The BMJ has found

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Cannabis use in adolescence linked to depression in young adulthoodSubscription

29 MAR 2019

Adolescent cannabis users are over three times more likely to attempt suicide in young adulthood, according to the authors of a review published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Treat UTIs early in older adults 'to minimise sepsis risk'Subscription

20 MAR 2019

Delaying or withholding antibiotics in older adults with urinary tract infections is associated with an increased risk of bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality, research published in The BMJ has shown.

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Aspirin increases bleeding risk in patients receiving warfarinSubscription

18 MAR 2019

Compared with patients taking warfarin monotherapy, those taking aspirin and warfarin were at a higher risk of a bleeding event but the rate of thrombotic events was similar.

Short communications

Barriers to developing the clinical pharmacist in general practiceSubscription

On 26 July 2018, the University of Nottingham published its independent evaluation report, the ‘Clinical pharmacists in general practice: pilot scheme’. The report highlighted ...

Lessons for better use of community pharmacy in primary careSubscription

Policymakers have, for some time, recognised the importance of community pharmacy in optimising patient-centred care and reducing GPs’ workload through extended service delivery. However, awareness and use of such services among patients and members of the public remain low

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