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The number of opioids sold through online illicit markets has doubled, coinciding with the restriction of one of the most frequently presctibed opioid analgesics in the United States, according to results from a study published in The British Medical Journal.
Community pharmacies in Scotland are to receive an increase in funding of £2.6m in 2018–2019.
7-day antibiotic course ‘non-inferior’ to 14 days for treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemiaSubscription
Research has shown that shorter antibiotic courses are not inferior to longer courses for the treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemia.
An electronic medical record alert system could potentially reduce coprescribing and related overdose deaths, researchers have found.
Interventions to reduce blood pressure may help to improve reproductive outcomes in healthy young women, research has found.
Introducing first-line immunotherapy could benefit long-term outcomes in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a study has revealed.
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors do not lower death rates in patients with type 2 diabetes, an analysis comparing them with other common treatments has shown.
Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), with or without paracetamol, can provide a better balance of benefits and risks compared with opioids for the treatment of acute dental pain, a review has revealed.
With multiples tackling the threat of online retailers head on, should smaller chains and independents try to compete with the big boys?
The Longitude Prize has relaunched after 300 years and this time teams around the world are racing to develop a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test that will help prevent the overuse of antibiotics and put them in the running to win £8m.
The over-the-counter medicines market grew by almost 1% in 2017 to reach £2.56bn. Although pain relief remains the highest value category group, the most growth was seen in eye care and gastrointestinal products.
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.
Ruth Poole, Healthcare Director at Celesio, looks at the challenges facing the clinical homecare industry which are prompting innovation and new models of care.
Stability in generics pricing needed Subscription