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

Patients need more education on headache management

Migraine & Headache Awareness Week is the ideal opportunity for pharmacy education push

OTC medications for hay fever

Alan Nathan reviews OTC management of hay fever

Treating indigestion with ranitidine and PPIs

Alan Nathan discusses non-antacid OTC indigestion treatments

Antacids analysis

Alan Nathan explains the latest thinking on the use of antacids

OTC management of migraine

Alan Nathan considers OTC medicines for migraine

Charles Gladwin reviews the generics market

Generics manufacturers are still having to respond to government and beyond

Oral problems

OTC Medicines Checklist covering oral problems

Hello Mary Jane

Steve Ainsworth examines the medicinal potential of a mind-altering substance with a long history

Oral Analgesics: Paracetamol

Alan Nathan considers oral analgesics based on paracetamol

Some specifics about specials

Pharmacists that prepare their own specials have just had new high standards set for them

Latest News

Pharmacy must get involved in social prescribing, warns CCG chair

Dr Jagan John, the chair of Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group, has warned community pharmacy to ensure i...

Increase in October concession price for Risperidone

The PSNC has announced that last month’s price concession for a pack of 60 Risperidone 2mg tablets has risen to &p...

Opinion

Pharmacy must get involved in social prescribing, warns CCG chair

Dr Jagan John, the chair of Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group, has warned community pharmacy to ensure i...

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Your questions answered - August 2018

A selection of recent members’ questions to the NPA on the GPhC revalidation framework.

Ravi Sharma joins RPS as Director for England

Ravi Sharma has been appointed as the new RPS Director of England.

Healthwatch - August 2018

Brian Collet brings you the month's research news. 



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