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Pill box full of medicines

Health literacy, medication adherence and thriving healthcare systems: connecting the dots Subscription


Medication adherence is not only the mantra of modern medicine, but also the catalyst to achieve prevention, cure, and wellbeing.

CPD article

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Bronchiectasis: diagnosis, treatment and managementSubscription

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Bronchiectasis is a common chronic disease where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened. Patients present with recurrent cough, sputum production and are at risk of respiratory tract infections. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the latest management strategies.


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Pharmacological treatment options for fibromyalgiaSubscription

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Fibromyalgia is a high-impact and prevalent condition. Its clinical features include widespread pain and tenderness — often associated with high levels of poor-quality sleep, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. The mechanism leading to fibromyalgia development is associated with a change in the sensitivity of the pain-related nervous system, as well as other sensory systems. In turn, emotional distress plays a facilitatory role in this process. Non-pharmacological management focuses ...

Short communications

Too many cancer drugs, too few survival benefitsSubscription

In a recent article in the BMJ (online, 4 October 2017), Davis and coworkers evaluated overall survival and quality of life (QOL), of 48 cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2009–2013

Pharmacists could have key role in referring people with type 1 diabetes towards valuable online support toolsSubscription

People with type 1 diabetes often develop a strong relationship with their local pharmacy. They are likely to meet with their pharmacist significantly more regularly during the year than their doctor or diabetes nurse because of the need to frequently collect repeat prescriptions. There is likely to be a strong degree of trust in the relationship, and more relaxed conversations can occur outside of the time and psychological pressures of clinic or surgery appointments. An award-winning ...

Research briefing

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Encouraging adherence to low-dose aspirin important to public healthSubscription

9 NOV 2017

A study finds that discontinuing low-dose aspirin is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, and that the risk does not decrease over time.

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Genotype-guided warfarin dosing could improve safetySubscription

31 OCT 2017

Patients receiving genotype-guided dosing of warfarin were less likely to have a major bleed or die than patients whose dosing was clinically guided.

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SSRIs and SNRIs for paediatric psychiatric disorders yield only small benefit over placeboSubscription

31 OCT 2017

The placebo effect played a significant role in the efficacy of antidepressants, which are known to be associated with an increased risk of severe adverse events.

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Endobarrier device successful in first NHS service for type 2 diabetes and obesitySubscription

31 OCT 2017

Improvements in HbA1c levels, weight loss, daily insulin dose and reduced liver fat were sustained in 65% of patients six months after device removal.

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CP November 2017, Vol 9, No 11

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.