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How to switch doxazosin MR to standard release

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

Community Pharmacy Wales elects new chairman

Phil Parry elected chair of Community Pharmacy Wales

Win the recognition your pharmacy deserves

The Independent Pharmacy Awards 2016 are now open for entries

A calmer view

Last month I was very angry. I’ve now calmed down and taken the time to read properly the letter sent by the Department of Health to PSNC concerning the proposed funding cuts. The dictatorial tone of the letter is set by its threats of cuts and closures, so a knee-jerk response is unsurprising. However, the stakeholder briefing for the future of community pharmacy is much more positive. It acknowledges the vital role of community pharmacy, and that we could play a much greater role in optimising medicines, treating minor ailments, supporting people with long-term conditions, preventive care and promoting better health.

GP Forward View gets mixed reaction

Investment in GPs could be better spent on pharmacy, say professional bodies

Accessible Information Standard briefing published

Accessible Information Standard will become law in England on July 31

A million sign up to pharmacy campaign

A million people sign peitition against planned cuts to pharmacy funding

PSNC issues counter proposals to DH

Short-term proposals could save money the DH wants cut from pharmacy funding

NHS England announces pharmacy review

Independent pharmacy review to be chaired by Richard Murray of The King's Fund

Mawdsleys launches 'Cuts Survival Pack'

Mawdsleys offers support pack to independents to help counter impact of funding cuts

The problem with pollen

We sum up the latest product news and guidance in the hay fever category

England and Scotland: compare and contrast

I can’t help comparing and contrasting the situation facing community pharmacists in England with those in Scotland. In both countries, pharmacists are being urged by the powers that be to operate more clinically. The difference is that in Scotland, crucially, they are paid for it. There is already in Scotland a national minor ailments scheme – conspicuous by its absence south of the border – and the national chronic medication service, where pharmacists can manage the treatment of those on a stable regime.

Time ticking by for Medicrime

A new European convention is launched to implement anti-counterfeiting measures

Managing a disaster

Numark’s Hilary Cunningham shares some tips on disaster planning and management

Leading the pharmaceutical care revolution in Scotland

Scotland's chief pharmaceutical officer Rose Marie Parr talks pharmacy practice

Embrace change, enjoy a bright clinical future, says Warner

Dr Bruce Warners outlines the clinical challenges and opportunities facing the profession

NHS close-up

Never a week goes by these days when the NHS isn’t an entire news story. Normally we would admire, empathise and support the stresses and pressures, but until you become a patient you can’t really write a meaningful sentence about it. Since January I’ve had a bad upper respiratory tract infection. What started as a few days of non-stop coughing gave way to conking out mid-cough. It happened anytime, anywhere and after the frequency of attacks increased from once daily up to 10 or more times daily, I called 111.

Polymer gel used for ultra-slow drug release in stomach

A polymer gel added to capsules for ultra-slow drug release in the stomach created at MIT

PSNC urges prime minister to reconsider pharmacy plans

PSNC urges David Cameron to reconsider plans for pharmacy funding cuts

Children's health headliners

We review the children's health category

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