empty

Clinical

Plan now for 15% spike in AMD cases, researchers warn

Health systems across Europe should start planning now for the increasing prevalence of AMD, researchers have said.

First cannabis-based medicines approved for reimbursement

Pharmacists in England are to be reimbursed for dispensing cannabis-based products for the first time.

Antibiotic resistant infections up 9pc since 2017

There are 165 antibiotic resistant infections in England every day.

Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week key a 'timely' reminder of CPCS

The NPA says Ask Your Pharmacist Week will remind the public about the community pharmacist consultation service.

Antidepressants may cut stroke risk

Antidepressants may reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke, Neurology reports.

European authorities approve cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy

European authorities have for the first time approved a cannabis-based medicine for use in severe childhood epilepsy.

HRT linked to higher risk of breast cancer

Women who use HRT are being urged to discuss its risks and benefits at their next routine appointment.

NICE approves cluster headaches device

A handheld device that delivers a small electric current has been recommended in draft guidance by NICE.

New NICE guidelines on hypertension treatment

The new recommendations reduce the CVD risk threshold at which treatment for hypertension should be considered.

Age UK urges Government action on polypharmacy

Age UK warns that inappropriate polypharmacy is jeopardising the health and safety of older people. 

Medical care harms 1 in 20 patients

Drugs and other treatments accounted for half of all reported incidents of preventable patient harm in a study.

Pharmacist advice helps prostate cancer patients study finds

Advice from pharmacists on increasing physical activity can improve the cardiovascular health of men with prostate cancer, study finds

Briefing: a novel approach to treating depression

Could a headset that delivers transcranial direct-current stimulation be the next big thing in treating depression?

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

Drug alert: Defect in Emerade devices

There is a risk of some Emerade syringes failing to deliver adrenaline doses due to blockage of the needle, the MHRA warns.

Does OTC NRT still have a role in smoking cessation?

E-cigarettes and varenicline are associated with higher abstinence rates than other smoking cessation aids.

Pharmacists not using Yellow Card Scheme

Almost three in every five community pharmacists have never reported an adverse drug reaction

Women with COPD fare worse than men

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at greater risk of frequent and severe acute exacerbations than men

More studies link psoriasis and mental illness

Two new studies confirm that psoriasis is associated with a markedly increased risk of developing mental illnesses

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next


This website is for healthcare professionals, people who work in pharmacy and pharmacy students. By clicking into any content, you confirm this describes you and that you agree to Pharmacy Network News's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We use essential, performance, functional and advertising cookies to give you a better web experience. Find out how to manage these cookies here. We also use Interest Based Advertising Cookies to display relevant advertisements on this and other websites based on your viewing behaviour. By clicking "Accept" you agree to the use of these Cookies and our Cookie Policy.