Medicines

Menopause for thought

Around one in 100 women experience the menopause before the age of 40. Alan Nathan provides answers to some commonly asked questions...

No antibiotics for acute cough

Honey and over-the-counter guaifenesin or dextromethorphan have some remedies should be a patient’s first evidence of benefit for the relief of cough choice to treat a cough, not antibiotics.

Sourcing Specials

Victoria Goldman explores what you should expect from your specials supplier. 

New psoriasis medicine from Janssen

Janssen has launched Tremfya (guselkumab) in the UK for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

ESPAUR reveals antibiotic consumption data

Penicillins, tetracyclines and macrolides remain the most common drug classes prescribed in 2016.

New flu vaccine for over 65s

The new adjuvanted influenza vaccine boosts the immune response in adults aged 65 years and over, offering greater protection.

Thea Pharma ceases to market Teoptic

Thea Pharmaceuticals is withdrawing supply of Teoptic 2%.

Special requests

We take a look at recent developments in the specials market

Viagra and the hard facts

Steve Ainsworth reflects on a long road of quackery before the emergence of a potent product

Speedy specials

While many pharmacy teams appreciate that most specials products have overnight delivery, it seems not all do. Charles Gladwin reports

Latest News

Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Real-time exemption checking may have problems

The real-time exemption checking system may not be perfect, warns Sandra Gidley.    

Opinion

Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Popular Features

Healthwatch - January 2019

Brian Collett brings you this month's research news.

Pharmacists can supply antivirals during flu season

Pharmacists will be able to supply antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of flu.  

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

NPA rejects remote supervision proposals.



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