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The new English Desprescribing Network will bring together healthcare professionals and researchers to stamp out medicine-related harm.
Heart failure, older people and frailtySubscription
Diagnosis of heart failure and frailty can often be masked by other long-term conditions, making the delivery of treatment goals complicated.
Certain individuals at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes mellitis can delay progression to clinical disease by two years or more with a two-week course of teplizumab, according to a phase II study Source: Shutterstock.com
Vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced risk of major cardiovascular events, a meta-analysis suggests.
Prednisolone reduces hand osteoarthritis pain Subscription
Patients with hand osteoarthritis experienced improvements in pain and function with low-dose prednisolone treatment, according to a study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology.
The ketamine-related nasal spray esketamine is effective at relieving the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, a phase III study has shown.
Developing a sustainable, high quality pharmacy workforce is essential to delivering services in a complex and evolving healthcare environment, particularly as more opportunities arise for pharmacists to take extended roles.
More is being expected of trainee healthcare professionals; clinical educators must enable trainees to feel empowered and encourage them to seek their own solutions, as opposed to professionals telling them what they should do.