Pharmaceutical companies are beginning to appreciate that involving patients in the drug development life cycle could save them millions of pounds. But are companies being brave enough when it comes to ‘patient centricity’?
Smaller, smarter and more sensitive — how four new technologies could change the way drugs are monitored and administered.
Despite the success pharmacy had in 2017 with offering influenza vaccination to people across the UK, winter 2018 is shaping up to be a difficult season, with different vaccines for different groups, staggered deliveries until December and guidance that makes patient prioritisation a problem.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
The conversation about whether the days of pharmacists handing out white bags will soon be over was the most polarising debate of the FIP conference.
England’s chief pharmaceutical officer speaks to Nigel Praities about his plans for the future of pharmacy.
Ensuring the safe and effective management of controlled drugs is an important role for pharmacists, particularly in secondary care.
What advice pharmacists and their teams can give to patients presenting with soft tissue dental conditions in community pharmacy.
Pharmacists provide their thoughts and advice to a colleague concerned about racial discrimination in the workplace.
Julia Whettam details a typical day as a senior pharmacist at the North West Ambulance Service clinical hub.
A minute in the company of the academic, pharmacy education advocate and chair of the 2018 FIP World Congress host committee.
The Co-op, which sold off its high street pharmacy business for £620 million in 2014, is returning to the market by buying the repeat prescription smartphone app Dimec.
Falsified Medicines Directive suppliers have warned that pharmacies who wait until the last minute to purchase hardware could have to pay more, and may not receive their kit in time to comply with the regulations on implementation day.
Asian and black pharmacists are overrepresented in the number of fitness-to-practise concerns raised against them, figures released by the pharmacy regulator show.
Black African trainee pharmacists had the lowest pass rates in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s summer preregistration exam.
Antimicrobial resistance will be a central element of the NHS 10-year plan, public health and primary care minister Steve Brine told MPs at a House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee hearing on 11 September 2018.
Pharmacy technicians more willing to look for another job than attend fitness to practise hearing, finds PDA report
Almost three-quarters of pharmacy technicians did not attend their fitness to practise hearings, as many believed that they did not have an income, career or status worth protecting, according to a Pharmacists’ Defence Association report.
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Online pharmacy Pharmacy2U is to open a new dispensing facility that will enable it to increase its dispensing capacity to 7.5 million items a month, more than 16 times its current capacity.
The number of vapers in Great Britain has reached an estimated 3.2 million in 2018, compared with 700,000 in 2012, according to figures from an Action on Smoking and Health survey.
Valsartan contaminated with the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) does not increase the short-term risk of overall cancer, according to research published in The BMJ.
All front line staff are expected to be vaccinated against flu in 2018, and those who are not should be asked why or even be redeployed to other areas, NHS leaders have said.
Exclusive: NHS England’s chief pharmaceutical officer has expressed his regret for the difficulty cuts to the community pharmacy budget have caused the profession, but insisted they should be regarded as a “watershed” moment for pharmacy.