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Four years after it has been recognised as a profession in the UK, the pharmacy technician still lacks definition, recent study finds

Workforce report reveals lack of structure for pharmacy technicians Subscription

There are wide variations in the training of pharmacy technicians, a report suggests.

Your vote counts in the RPS electionsSubscription

Now is the time to get involved with your membership body and help set the agenda for the future of pharmacy.


Sir Michael Rawlins, newly appointed chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Behind the scenes of medicines regulationSubscription


Sir Michael Rawlins talks about how the MHRA intends to speed up approval of innovative medicines, involve pharmacists in reclassification and address drug shortages and trade in counterfeit medicines.

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of red blood cells. Iron deficiency anaemia is usually related to low intake of iron

Iron deficiency anaemia: basic managementSubscription


Test your knowledge with this case study on a common condition with non-specific symptoms.


Elizabeth Marr, an advanced pharmacist in addictions, supports patients who often face prejudice in society

Supporting vulnerable patients with addictionSubscription


In her role as an advanced pharmacist in addictions, Elizabeth Marr supports patients who often face prejudice in society. Here, she describes the challenges she faces.


Pharmacy organisations have been actively pushing for the decriminalisation of dispensing errors since the Lee case, which was heard at the Old Bailey (pictured) in 2009

Proposals to ‘decriminalise’ dispensing errors may not prevent prosecution for inadvertent mistakesSubscription

New proposals seek to end the threat of prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors but there are concerns that pharmacists will not be fully protected when they make an honest mistake.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fast-tracked the approval of the first histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma (pictured)

FDA fast tracks approval of panobinostat for multiple myelomaSubscription

The US Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked the approval of the first histone deacetylase inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma.


7 March 2015, Vol 294, No 7852

Cover Story:

How to spot symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia and manage treatment.

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Antibiotic prescribing guidanceSubscription

18 February 2015: A consultation on a new NICE guideline for health and social care staff to help tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was portrayed by the media as health professionals “policing” each other about prescribing levels.


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