Prescribing of 'low-risk' drugs to be expanded to wider range of healthcare professionals, government proposes
The government has said it will introduce legislation to allow a wider range of healthcare professionals in the NHS to prescribe “low-risk” medicines.
The UK is the most resistant country to the tobacco industry’s influence in policy making, a global analysis has revealed.
Pharmacists have been asked to “remain vigilant” when dispensing certain packs of medicines after a discrepancy was found between barcodes on the packs and corresponding data stored in an NHS Business Services Authority database.
The Sapphire Medical Clinic has become the first dedicated medical cannabis clinic in the UK to be registered by the Care Quality Commission.
Skill-mix more important for quality of community pharmacy services than staffing levels, study finds
Skill-mix in community pharmacy has a bigger influence on the quality of services a pharmacy provides than overall staffing numbers, a study has found.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has introduced “a blind proof check” of its exam questions after three errors were found in the regulator’s June 2019 registration assessment.
Chemotherapy more effective than second targeted hormone therapy in resistant prostate cancerSubscription
Men with advanced prostate cancer who stop responding to targeted hormone therapy but are then treated with modern chemotherapy have better survival rates than those given a second targeted treatment, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.
Vitamin D supplementation increases peripheral insulin sensitivity in people newly diagnosed with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, study results published in the European Journal of Endocrinology have shown.
Nearly 30 million adults without cardiovascular disease in the United States could be at risk of harm from taking daily aspirin as a preventative medicine.
Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing reduces antibiotic use in people with acute COPD exacerbations, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown.
Researchers have identified a plausible drug–drug interaction between laxatives and non-potassium-sparing diuretics.
Rimegepant, a medicine belonging to a new class of migraine treatments, relieves pain and other symptoms in patients with moderate or severe migraine pain, research published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown.