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Editorial

The ‘de-listing’ of certain treatments from the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund was inevitable with budgets becoming tighter but innovation in drug development must not suffer.

Encouraging pharmaceutical innovation must come firstSubscription

The ‘de-listing’ of certain treatments from the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund was inevitable with budgets becoming tighter but innovation in drug development must not suffer.

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured) wants patients in England to have read-and-write access to their GP medical record via smartphones from 2016 and plans to give patients access to their entire medical record by 2018

Patient access to medical records: proceed with cautionSubscription

There are a number of practical issues to consider if patients are to be given full access to their own medical records.

Comment

The pharmaceutical industry have, in recent years, focused on development of so-called specialty drugs and have priced them aggressively

New effective medicines are of no use if they are unaffordableSubscription

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In the United States, a campaign has been fighting for transparency in the pricing of specialty drugs.

Learning article

Fever in children is one of the most common clinical symptoms managed by healthcare providers. A child is usually regarded as having a fever if his or her temperature is 38○C or above. In the image, an adult holds a thermometer to a child’s ear

Childhood fever: assessment in primary careSubscription

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Identifying the cause of fever in children is challenging, with its management directed by level of risk.

Careers

Simon Tweddell (pictured) brought team-based learning to students at the University of Bradford’s School of Pharmacy — and has secured a prize for his radical overhaul of the course.

How pharmacy students are taught in teams Subscription

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Simon Tweddell brought team-based learning to students at the University of Bradford’s School of Pharmacy — and has secured a prize for his radical overhaul of the course.

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