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Health literacy, medication adherence and thriving healthcare systems: connecting the dots Subscription

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Medication adherence is not only the mantra of modern medicine, but also the catalyst to achieve prevention, cure, and wellbeing.

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Bronchiectasis: diagnosis, treatment and managementSubscription

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Bronchiectasis is a common chronic disease where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened. Patients present with recurrent cough, sputum production and are at risk of respiratory tract infections. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the latest management strategies.

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Pharmacological treatment options for fibromyalgiaSubscription

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Fibromyalgia is a high-impact and prevalent condition. Its clinical features include widespread pain and tenderness — often associated with high levels of poor-quality sleep, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. The mechanism leading to fibromyalgia development is associated with a change in the sensitivity of the pain-related nervous system, as well as other sensory systems. In turn, emotional distress plays a facilitatory role in this process. Non-pharmacological management focuses ...

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Pharmacists could have key role in referring people with type 1 diabetes towards valuable online support toolsSubscription

People with type 1 diabetes often develop a strong relationship with their local pharmacy. They are likely to meet with their pharmacist significantly more regularly during the year than their doctor or diabetes nurse because of the need to frequently collect repeat prescriptions. There is likely to be a strong degree of trust in the relationship, and more relaxed conversations can occur outside of the time and psychological pressures of clinic or surgery appointments. An award-winning ...