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The winner’s prototype will be installed in this Day Lewis pharmacy in Woodley, Reading

Pharmacists invited to compete to design AMR pharmacy installation

Pharmacists have been invited to help design a pharmacy installation that will raise public awareness of antimicrobial resistance.

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Antidepressants more effective than placebo for adults with acute major depressive disorder

Antidepressants are more effective than placebo for the acute treatment of adults with unipolar major depressive disorder, according to a new meta-analysis.

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Combining statins and antihypertensives boosts stroke preventionSubscription

Researchers investigated the efficacy of combined treatment in patients with a risk of cardiovascular diseases

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Re-analysis calls into question efficacy of anti-nausea pregnancy drugSubscription

Researchers have re-analysed individual-level data from the only trial of doxylamine-pyridoxine.

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Smoking cessation drug linked to cardiovascular adverse eventsSubscription

In a study of new varenicline users, researchers found that the incidence of cardiovascular events was 34% higher during the 12-week treatment period than in the year before or after use

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Prenatal paracetamol exposure linked to language delay in girlsSubscription

Study finds that girls whose mothers took paracetamol six times or more in the first trimester had a 5.9-fold greater chance of language delay.

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Chronic pain medication linked to poor cardiometabolic outcomesSubscription

Research raises questions about the impact of chronic pain medication on cardiometabolic health 

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Coarse, as well as fine, particulate matter increases asthma risk in childrenSubscription

Study finds that exposure to coarse particulate matter is significantly associated with an increased relative rate of asthma diagnosis, independent of exposure to fine particulate matter.

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One-year countdown to Falsified Medicines DirectiveSubscription

On Saturday 9 February 2019, the Falsified Medicines Directive will go live across Europe. On that date the entire pharmacy sector will be expected to adhere to the directive

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Non-adherence: medicine’s weakest linkSubscription

Non-adherence to prescribed medicines is one of the biggest obstacles to effective healthcare, impacting on patients, healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare systems. Pharmacists are ideally placed to improve adherence, but are effective interventions available and how can pharmacists match patients to an appropriate intervention?

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Infographic showing how the falsified medicines directive (FMD) will work

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): how it will workSubscription

The Falsified Medicines Directive will be rolled out in Europe from February 2019 to address the threat of fake medicines and will impact the entire supply chain

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Latest update: Follow news and reaction to pharmacy cuts as they unfold

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.

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