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The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union says community pharmacy could use new technologies to dedicate more working time to providing patient care, use patient data to provide a more personalised healthcare service and utilise mobile health tools to identify at-risk patients.
More than half of NHS 111 referrals for urgent repeat prescription medications now send patients to pharmacies providing an NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Supply Service, figures show.
Study shows needle and syringe programmes reduce transmission of hepatitis C while delivering cost savings.
Initial concerns that finasteride could increase risk of prostate cancer death have been found to be unwarranted in a long-term follow-up study.
The opioid antagonist naltrexone does not appear to increase the risk of serious adverse events over placebo, researchers from the University of Manchester have found.
A previously identified link between antidepressant use and hip fractures needs further examination, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
Monthly dosing of vitamin D3 supplements in older adults does not increase bone mineral density, the results of a recent study show.
A post-myocardial infarction medicines optimisation clinic, led primarily by a pharmacist with support from a cardiologist, has resulted in improved medicines adherence and guideline concordance, study results published in Open Heart show.
Pharmacists have an important role to play in the management of osteoarthritis and joint pain, but they also face significant barriers to becoming integrated within the multidisciplinary team.
A major initiative by pharmacists to reduce risky medicines use in the community will be rolled out across the country after it was found to reduce serious adverse events.
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.
As healthcare literacy increases, patients are taking more control over their treatment — it is important for these patients to know how community pharmacies can help them take action, ensuring access to the right care at the right time.
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