< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Opinion- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info Pharmacists welcome patients and politicians on #pharmacywinter action day - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/pharmacists-welcome-patients-and-politicians-on-pharmacywinter-action-day/20204088.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/pharmacists-welcome-patients-and-politicians-on-pharmacywinter-action-day/20204088.article Community pharmacists across the country joined national pharmacy organisations in November to showcase the important role community pharmacy plays during the winter months. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:55 GMT Drug price manipulations destabilise pharmacy- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/drug-price-manipulations-destabilise-pharmacy/20204097.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/drug-price-manipulations-destabilise-pharmacy/20204097.article Emerging reports that some smaller pharmaceutical wholesalers and independent pharmacist wholesalers could be manipulating the markets to cause unprecedented drug price rises are deeply concerning. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:16 GMT Tearing down walls to deliver a dedicated ward pharmacy service- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/tearing-down-walls-to-deliver-a-dedicated-ward-pharmacy-service/20203927.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/tearing-down-walls-to-deliver-a-dedicated-ward-pharmacy-service/20203927.article The pharmacy team at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been given the opportunity to implement a range of innovations with the introduction of a dedicated ward pharmacy service. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:31 GMT Community pharmacies ideally placed to help the global fight against hepatitis C - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/community-pharmacies-ideally-placed-to-help-the-global-fight-against-hepatitis-c/20204092.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/community-pharmacies-ideally-placed-to-help-the-global-fight-against-hepatitis-c/20204092.article 2016 brought with it the first fall in deaths from hepatitis C in the UK in more than a decade, likely the result of increased treatment with new direct acting antiviral drugs Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:32 GMT Why patient information leaflets have their place in informing patients about their medicines- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/why-patient-information-leaflets-have-their-place-in-informing-patients-about-their-medicines/20203384.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/why-patient-information-leaflets-have-their-place-in-informing-patients-about-their-medicines/20203384.article Patient information leaflets have come under criticism again recently. Theo Raynor explains the improvements that have been made to them and how they can be more useful for pharmacists during patient consultations. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:45 GMT John D’Arcy — looking back on community pharmacy and predictions for the future- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/john-darcy-looking-back-on-community-pharmacy-and-predictions-for-the-future/20203343.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/john-darcy-looking-back-on-community-pharmacy-and-predictions-for-the-future/20203343.article John D’Arcy, managing director of the virtual community pharmacy chain Numark and former chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association, spells out his vision for pharmacy as he approaches retirement. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:33 GMT Suicide and prevention- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/suicide-and-prevention/20203895.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/suicide-and-prevention/20203895.article In early January 2015, my daughter attended the funerals of two male friends. They didn’t know one another; they lived in different parts of the south of England. Both had committed suicide. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:20 GMT Charting Wales’s progress in professional collaboration and medicines safety- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/charting-waless-progress-in-professional-collaboration-and-medicines-safety/20204023.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/charting-waless-progress-in-professional-collaboration-and-medicines-safety/20204023.article Vaughan Gething, Welsh cabinet secretary for health and social services, addresses the SalvaDore’s 2017 Medicines Safety Conference. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:08 GMT Draft law to lift threat of prosecution for pharmacists- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/draft-law-to-lift-threat-of-prosecution-for-pharmacists/20203959.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/draft-law-to-lift-threat-of-prosecution-for-pharmacists/20203959.article Straightforward change to anachronistic law that criminalised honest errors has taken a decade. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:27 GMT Boost in availability of oral cholera vaccines is a potential game changer in global fight against cholera- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/boost-in-availability-of-oral-cholera-vaccines-is-a-potential-game-changer-in-global-fight-against-cholera/20203845.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/boost-in-availability-of-oral-cholera-vaccines-is-a-potential-game-changer-in-global-fight-against-cholera/20203845.article Julie Hall from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies discusses a new global health plan to cut cholera deaths by 90% and to eliminate the disease by 2030. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:55 GMT Off-label drug use: the need for clear national guidance- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/off-label-drug-use-the-need-for-clear-national-guidance/20203941.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/off-label-drug-use-the-need-for-clear-national-guidance/20203941.article In October, twelve NHS clinical commissioning groups across northeast England and Cumbria agreed a policy to offer patients in the region with wet (neovascular) age-related macular degeneration the choice of ‘off-label’ use of bevacizumab (Avastin) as preferred treatment, with potential savings of up to £13.5m over the next five years. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:28 GMT Decriminalisation legislation cannot come soon enough- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/decriminalisation-legislation-cannot-come-soon-enough/20203850.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/decriminalisation-legislation-cannot-come-soon-enough/20203850.article On 14 November, an Order was laid before Parliament purporting to introduce a statutory defence to the offence committed when patients are supplied with the wrong prescription medicine. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:26 GMT What the Lloyds announcement means for pharmacists- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/what-the-lloyds-announcement-means-for-pharmacists/20203862.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/what-the-lloyds-announcement-means-for-pharmacists/20203862.article The decision of Lloyds Pharmacy to potentially close 190 pharmacies, and the associated changes to their internal structures have no doubt sent shockwaves through many pharmacists who now feel less certain about their own job security. Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:29 GMT Health literacy, medication adherence and thriving healthcare systems: connecting the dots - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/health-literacy-medication-adherence-and-thriving-healthcare-systems-connecting-the-dots/20203831.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/health-literacy-medication-adherence-and-thriving-healthcare-systems-connecting-the-dots/20203831.article Medication adherence is not only the mantra of modern medicine, but also the catalyst to achieve prevention, cure, and wellbeing. Wed, 8 Nov 2017 14:43 GMT Avoiding medicines stalemate post Brexit- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/avoiding-medicines-stalemate-post-brexit/20203791.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/avoiding-medicines-stalemate-post-brexit/20203791.article With three rounds of negotiations concluded and little agreed, the reality of a no-deal Brexit looms large over both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:28 GMT Fighting over patients is bad for GP–pharmacy relations- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/fighting-over-patients-is-bad-for-gppharmacy-relations/20203786.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/fighting-over-patients-is-bad-for-gppharmacy-relations/20203786.article Recent reports that GPs have resorted to underhand tactics to try to encourage patients not to go to a pharmacist for their annual flu vaccination are disturbing, but perhaps not all that surprising. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:30 GMT The Medical Costs Act — what it means for pharma and pharmacy- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/the-medical-costs-act-what-it-means-for-pharma-and-pharmacy/20203330.article http://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/the-medical-costs-act-what-it-means-for-pharma-and-pharmacy/20203330.article Legal expert Andrew Sweetman explains the new Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act and its implications for pharmacy. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:19 GMT