Drugs and other treatments accounted for half of all reported incidents of preventable patient harm in a study.
Advice from pharmacists on increasing physical activity can improve the cardiovascular health of men with prostate cancer, study finds
Could a headset that delivers transcranial direct-current stimulation be the next big thing in treating depression?
Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.
There is a risk of some Emerade syringes failing to deliver adrenaline doses due to blockage of the needle, the MHRA warns.
E-cigarettes and varenicline are associated with higher abstinence rates than other smoking cessation aids.
Almost three in every five community pharmacists have never reported an adverse drug reaction
Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at greater risk of frequent and severe acute exacerbations than men
Two new studies confirm that psoriasis is associated with a markedly increased risk of developing mental illnesses
The Care Quality Commission has published a report sharing the learning from risks and good practice in medicines optimisation.
About nine in 10 people don’t book a post-discharge medicine use review (MUR) even when reminded in hospital, a study has found.
Opioid analgesics are associated with a 30 per cent increase in the risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Researchers from the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences analysed records of flu vaccinations delivered in community pharmacies
A meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled studies suggests that concomitant anti-inflammatories can improve antidepressant effectiveness
The study reported that 10 and 20mg/kg cannabidiol reduced the frequency of convulsive seizures by 49 and 46 per cent respectively compared with baseline
People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at about 15 years of age lost a median of approximately 12 years of life in a recent study
Combining sofosbuvir and velpatasvir offers “a simple, effective regimen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C” (HCV) infection, according to new research
Oral infections during childhood may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life, according to a study from Finland
A new Canadian study reports that psychiatric conditions may emerge five years before the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases