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Ill-judged treatment for dementia patients cannot continue

As reports of inappropriate prescribing for dementia patients continue to increase, it is crucial that the issue is taken seriously.

Tramadol abuse

Decision to control tramadol results from learning how it is used or abused

The dangers of addiction to the opioid, which were not anticipated at the drug’s launch, serve as a reminder that pharmacists always have more to learn.

CPD article

Light micrograph of uric acid crystals from a gouty joint

Acute management and prevention of goutSubscription


Ways to treat this painful condition that affects almost 900,000 people in the UK and how lifestyle changes can prevent further attacks.


Aamer Safdar working on his computer

Advising young people on a career in healthcareSubscription


A new online programme enables NHS staff to connect with teenagers and help them consider their career options.


Students in a lecture

Pharmacy students raise concerns over quality of teaching on MPharm degrees

The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has called for MPharms lecturers to improve their teaching skills after concerns were raised by students at the association’s annual conference.

Emergency contraception morning after pill

Emergency contraception and smoking cessation should be commissioned nationally, say pharmacy organisations

Pharmacy organisations are calling for a single national service specification for prevention services in community pharmacy, such as smoking cessation and the provision of emergency hormonal contraception.


Joep Lange

A pioneer in AIDS research from the very startSubscription

Dutch researcher Joep Lange dedicated his career to groundbreaking HIV and AIDS research and was passionate about improving access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries.


23/30 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7824/5

Cover Story:

Ways to treat gout — a common type of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe pain, discomfort and damage to joints.

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John Cromarty, chairman, Scottish Pharmacy Board

The RPS is heading in the right directionSubscription


Scottish Pharmacy Board chairman John Cromarty takes stock of the Royal Electronicjuice and finds significant progress has been made.


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