< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Features- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info 2017: Pharmacy's roller-coaster year- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article It has been an unsettling 12 months for pharmacy and as 2017 draws to a close there are still a number of unresolved issues hanging over the New Year. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:41 GMT Artificial Intelligence: will it change the way drugs are discovered?- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/artificial-intelligence-will-it-change-the-way-drugs-are-discovered/20204085.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/artificial-intelligence-will-it-change-the-way-drugs-are-discovered/20204085.article The pharmaceutical industry is beginning to invest in artificial intelligence (AI), with many large pharmaceutical companies partnering with AI start-ups in 2017 in order to develop better diagnostics or biomarkers, to identify drug targets and to design new drugs. But when will the first AI-designed drugs reach the market and will AI permanently change the pharmaceutical industry and the way drugs are discovered? Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:44 GMT Diverging community pharmacy practice across the four UK nations- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/diverging-community-pharmacy-practice-across-the-four-uk-nations/20204041.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/diverging-community-pharmacy-practice-across-the-four-uk-nations/20204041.article Responsibility for the health service in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been devolved for almost two decades. With community pharmacy practice diverging across the UK, there is an opportunity for each of the four countries to compare, contrast and learn from each other. However, differences across the countries also represent the individual priorities and people in the four nations, and highlight the localised progress that has been made possible by devolution. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:31 GMT A crisis hidden in plain sight? Prescription opioid misuse in the UK- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/a-crisis-hidden-in-plain-sight-prescription-opioid-misuse-in-the-uk/20203928.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/a-crisis-hidden-in-plain-sight-prescription-opioid-misuse-in-the-uk/20203928.article The United States is in the grip of an opioid misuse epidemic, with 142 opioid-related deaths every day. Could prescription painkiller misuse reach crisis levels in the UK too? Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:59 GMT The crucial role of pharmacists in mental health - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-crucial-role-of-pharmacists-in-mental-health/20203915.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-crucial-role-of-pharmacists-in-mental-health/20203915.article Pharmacists’ role in mental health is wide ranging and spans different sectors and settings. However, pharmacists often lack confidence in this area. More hands-on experience early in a pharmacist’s training could help build confidence and raise awareness of the specialty as a possible career path. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:22 GMT Towards a smarter insulin- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/towards-a-smarter-insulin/20203828.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/towards-a-smarter-insulin/20203828.article Scientists want to make a type of insulin that would need to be injected only once a day and would become active only in the presence of high glucose concentrations, freeing patients with type 1 diabetes from counting carbohydrates and injecting insulin several times a day. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:52 GMT Innovation in acne treatment is long overdue but the treatment pipeline looks promising- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/innovation-in-acne-treatment-is-long-overdue-but-the-treatment-pipeline-looks-promising/20203702.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/innovation-in-acne-treatment-is-long-overdue-but-the-treatment-pipeline-looks-promising/20203702.article Current treatments for acne are effective but regimens are complex and side effects are common. Better understanding of the pathology of acne is leading to identification of new, safer, treatment targets, and dermatologists and researchers in the field are excited about the pipeline. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:13 GMT Relocation of the EMA: implications for medicines regulation- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/relocation-of-the-ema-implications-for-medicines-regulation/20203731.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/relocation-of-the-ema-implications-for-medicines-regulation/20203731.article On 20 November, the General Affairs Council of the European Union will officially announce the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:40 GMT Non-invasive glucose monitoring for diabetes: five strategies under development- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-invasive-glucose-monitoring-for-diabetes-five-strategies-under-development/20203666.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-invasive-glucose-monitoring-for-diabetes-five-strategies-under-development/20203666.article People with diabetes must regularly check their blood glucose levels to know how much medication to use, or to keep track of fluctuating levels. This monitoring is generally done at home using a finger prick blood test. Although accurate, this test can be messy and inconvenient, and there are concerns that many patients are not testing themselves as frequently as they should. A simple, pain-free, non-invasive method would mark a major improvement in diabetes care. Various companies ... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:30 GMT AMR and diagnostics: pointing the way to better infection control- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/amr-and-diagnostics-pointing-the-way-to-better-infection-control/20203597.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/amr-and-diagnostics-pointing-the-way-to-better-infection-control/20203597.article Antimicrobial resistance — the ability of previously sensitive microorganisms to resist the effects of an antimicrobial agent — is a growing problem. The World Health Organization has warned that we could be moving into a post-antibiotic era where even minor injuries could lead to life-threatening infections, consequently putting an end to complex surgery and returning us to an era where childbirth is high-risk. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:40 GMT Back to basics: striving to stall Parkinson’s disease progression- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/back-to-basics-striving-to-stall-parkinsons-disease-progression/20203542.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/back-to-basics-striving-to-stall-parkinsons-disease-progression/20203542.article First described 200 years ago, Parkinson’s disease remains without a cure. After many failed clinical trials, researchers are getting back to basics to try to gain a better understanding of the challenges, and a new generation of treatment ideas are now in clinical trials, some of which aim to stall progression of the disease. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:44 GMT Making drugs work better: four new drug delivery&nbsp;methods- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/making-drugs-work-better-four-new-drug-deliverynbspmethods/20203530.article http://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/making-drugs-work-better-four-new-drug-deliverynbspmethods/20203530.article New drug delivery methods have started to emerge that aim to improve efficacy, cost-effectiveness and adherence as well as reduce side effects. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:27 GMT