< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Features- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info One-year countdown to Falsified Medicines Directive- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/one-year-countdown-to-falsified-medicines-directive/20204387.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/one-year-countdown-to-falsified-medicines-directive/20204387.article 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 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:32 GMT Non-adherence: medicine’s weakest link- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-adherence-medicines-weakest-link/20204378.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-adherence-medicines-weakest-link/20204378.article 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? Thu, 8 Feb 2018 15:42 GMT Zika vaccine development: two years on from the outbreak- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/zika-vaccine-development-two-years-on-from-the-outbreak/20204340.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/zika-vaccine-development-two-years-on-from-the-outbreak/20204340.article Two years after the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, researchers have made good progress in developing vaccines against the disease, with some candidates now in phase II trials. However, the brief nature of the outbreak is making wide-scale testing of the new vaccines difficult and some research programmes have already been curtailed. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:00 GMT Revalidation: support and implementation - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/revalidation-support-and-implementation/20204267.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/revalidation-support-and-implementation/20204267.article This is the second in a series of in-depth articles The Salvadore is running on revalidation. In December 2017, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) formally approved the framework for revalidation and agreed a timetable for its implementation. Pharmacy professionals will be required to submit various pieces of work, and make declarations to illustrate that they are keeping their skills up to date. In this article, we talk to the GPhC to find out how revalidation ... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:48 GMT Access to patient records: Britain lags behind other countries- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/access-to-patient-records-britain-lags-behind-other-countries/20204251.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/access-to-patient-records-britain-lags-behind-other-countries/20204251.article Pharmacy organisations in Britain have been campaigning for all pharmacists to have read-write access to the full patient record for over a decade. Although some progress has been made, particularly during 2017, the prospect of a shared patient record in Britain is still several years away. However, pharmacists within other European countries, and further afield, have been benefiting from access to patient records for years. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:17 GMT Pharmacist-led clinic in Canada aims to benefit students, pharmacists and patients- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/pharmacist-led-clinic-in-canada-aims-to-benefit-students-pharmacists-and-patients/20204222.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/pharmacist-led-clinic-in-canada-aims-to-benefit-students-pharmacists-and-patients/20204222.article As pharmacists take on more clinical roles within primary care, innovative models of practice are emerging around the world. The University of British Columbia, Canada, has opened a pharmacist-led primary care clinic, which showcases what pharmacists can do, is an educational tool for students and a ‘living laboratory’ through which pharmacy practice research is conducted. In this feature, we describe how the clinic operates and look at whether such a scheme would translate to the UK. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:08 GMT 2017: Pharmacy's roller-coaster year- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article 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. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:41 GMT Artificial Intelligence: will it change the way drugs are discovered?- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/artificial-intelligence-will-it-change-the-way-drugs-are-discovered/20204085.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/artificial-intelligence-will-it-change-the-way-drugs-are-discovered/20204085.article 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? Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:44 GMT Diverging community pharmacy practice across the four UK nations- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/diverging-community-pharmacy-practice-across-the-four-uk-nations/20204041.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/diverging-community-pharmacy-practice-across-the-four-uk-nations/20204041.article Responsibility for the health service in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been devolved for almost two decades. With community pharmacy practice diverging across the UK, there is an opportunity for each of the four countries to compare, contrast and learn from each other. However, differences across the countries also represent the individual priorities and people in the four nations, and highlight the localised progress that has been made possible by devolution. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:31 GMT A crisis hidden in plain sight? Prescription opioid misuse in the UK- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/a-crisis-hidden-in-plain-sight-prescription-opioid-misuse-in-the-uk/20203928.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/a-crisis-hidden-in-plain-sight-prescription-opioid-misuse-in-the-uk/20203928.article The United States is in the grip of an opioid misuse epidemic, with 142 opioid-related deaths every day. Could prescription painkiller misuse reach crisis levels in the UK too? Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:59 GMT The crucial role of pharmacists in mental health - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-crucial-role-of-pharmacists-in-mental-health/20203915.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-crucial-role-of-pharmacists-in-mental-health/20203915.article Pharmacists’ role in mental health is wide ranging and spans different sectors and settings. However, pharmacists often lack confidence in this area. More hands-on experience early in a pharmacist’s training could help build confidence and raise awareness of the specialty as a possible career path. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:22 GMT