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A programme designed to increase joint working between community pharmacists and GPs has deployed a pharmacist in all but two of a city’s GP surgeries.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has called for pharmacists to be allowed to refuse to dispense prescriptions if a drug is in short supply.
Patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy were 72% more likely to experience heart failure than those unexposed to the therapy, a study has shown.
Neurotransmitter-affecting medicines used in pregnancy not linked to autism risk in offspringSubscription
Maternal use of medicines targeting neurotransmitter systems is unlikely to directly affect the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
A substantial proportion of older people who begin taking statins do not take them as intended, according to an Australian study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
ACEIs linked to increased risk of lung cancerSubscription
An observational study of almost one million people suggests a link between angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and an increased risk of lung cancer.
Cannabinoids have limited impact on MS symptomsSubscription
Following a systematic review and meta-analysis researchers have concluded that cannabinoids have limited therapeutic effect on symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Diet contributes much less towards the development of high serum urate levels than genetic factors, study results reported in The BMJ suggest.
While the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 appears to have controlled circulation of novel psychoactive substances, formerly known as ‘legal highs’, on the high street, a Home Office review has proved what many experts predicted — that the legislation would drive sales onto the streets and the dark web.
A decline in the number of applications to pharmacy schools and more students being accepted through clearing has led to concerns over the future pharmacy workforce.
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.
Celebrating a year of career highlightsSubscription