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Clinical

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 delivery

The supply of specials involves ongoing collaboration and communication to ensure the dispensing process runs as smoothly as possible.

Medical devices: Council adopts new EU rules

Sid Dajani reports from Brussels for May 2017's Eye on Europe.

OTC Casebook: Insect bites and stings

Alan Nathan outlines how to help customers deal with insect bites and stings, and offers important advice for handling anaphylactic shock

Signposting to skin conditions

Signposting solutions for patients with skin conditions

Special updates

The latest news from the Specials sector

Signposting solutions - chronic joint pain

Signposting solutions for patients with chronic joint pain

Services: what next?

The Murray Review examines the current state of pharmacy service provision, and how this can develop

Special requests

We take a look at recent developments in the specials market

RPS issues guidance on prescribing specials

RPS guidance on specials prescribing is based around five key principles

How to switch doxazosin MR to standard release

How can patients be switched to the standard-release formulation of doxazosin?

So, you made an error?

Numark’s Gary Choo explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors

The difference between Optive eye drops explained

Leyla Hannbeck shares answers to topical questions put to the NPA's Information Dept

Endorsing queries resolved

The NPA's Leyla Hannbeck answers three topical questions about prescription endorsement

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

New alcohol consumption guidelines issued

Chief Medical Officers issue new guidelines on alcohol consumption

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