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Closer co-ordination between care homes and other health services could help improve care for elderly residents, according to a King’s Fund report
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told
Researchers found that 19.7% of drivers reported taking a potentially driver-impairing medication within the previous two days.
Researchers found that children exposed in utero to lamotrigine did not have an increased likelihood of birth defects or postnatal complications
A retrospective study showed that ketamine infusions improved short-term analgesia for refractory headaches
Lack of evidence into paediatric cannabinoid useSubscription
The researchers found the strongest evidence of cannabinoid benefit in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and in epilepsy
Magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression Subscription
Study sheds light on magic mushrooms’ mechanism in the brain in depression
In a meta-analysis of 26 studies, researchers found that medication use was significantly associated with dry mouth
2017: Pharmacy's roller-coaster yearSubscription
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.
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?
2017: the year in pharmacySubscription
Against a backdrop of political inertia caused by a surprise general election and protracted Brexit negotiations, pharmacy has been grappling with some major issues of its own, including supervision of medicines’ supply, professional revalidation and decriminalisation of dispensing errors (see 2017: ...
Follow the latest updates on the proposed 12% funding cuts to community pharmacy, which could result in the closure of a quarter of pharmacies in England.
Pharmacies deal with a large volume of patient prescriptions via fax on a daily basis. In order to provide good service and compete with other pharmacies effectively, staff members must be able to process prescriptions quickly and accurately, as well as resolve queries in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this can be a significant issue due to outdated and bulky fax technology that is prone to malfunction, security risks, and unnecessary expenses.
Medicines Safety Conference: 29 November 2017 Subscription