Research Article

Micrograph of T-cell infected with HIV viruses

Optimising the health and wellbeing of older people living with HIV in the United Kingdom Subscription


Care for people with HIV has improved, meaning that more people are living with HIV into older age with normal life expectancy. Therefore, there are various challenges and opportunities facing healthcare professionals when providing care to this changing demographic.


People falling through safety net

Considering human factors and developing systems-thinking behaviours to ensure patient safetySubscription

By , , , , , , on behalf of the CIEHF Pharmaceutical Human Factors Special Interest Group

Medication errors are too frequently assigned as blame towards a single person. By considering these errors as a system-level failure, healthcare providers can take significant steps towards improving patient safety. 

CPD article

Scanning electron microscope of lung tissue

Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in older adults Subscription


Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to know how to diagnose and manage the condition, and be cognisant of the gaps in the evidence base.

Research briefing

Naloxone nasal spray

Naloxone nasal spray shows potential for opioid-overdose reversalSubscription

23 JAN 2018

A study of nasally administered opioid antagonist, naloxone, has shown promising results

Transmission electron micrograph of the human papilloma virus (HPV)

HPV infection increases risk of reinfection, study findsSubscription

22 JAN 2018

A study published in PNAS has shown that human papillomavirus vaccination does not protect against reinfection.

Coloured angiograms (X-rays) taken from the front (left) and side (right) of a leg showing deep vein thrombosis in the calf

Pharmacomechanical therapy does not lower long-term risks in DVTSubscription

19 JAN 2018

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown no significant difference in results following pharmacomechanical therapy for deep-vein thrombosis

Young girl using asthma inhaler

Fructose increases risk of childhood asthma, independent of obesitySubscription

18 JAN 2018

A study of 1,068 mother-child pairs has shown that high fructose intake increases risk of mid-childhood asthma

Short communications

Dry mouth affects people with intellectual or learning disabilities, as well as older peopleSubscription

This letter relates to ‘Older adults at risk of medication-related dry mouth’.

Digital ingestion tracking system in pills and medication adherence: future advantages and current limitationsSubscription


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval of the first-ever digital pill, Abilify MyCite, an aripiprazole tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia, marks the closest we have come to revolutionising the way the uptake of pills is monitored[1].

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