Emma Wilkinson is a freelance journalist specialising in biosciences, medicine and health policy. She started out at The Lancet, before moving to Pulse to work as a clinical reporter where she won several awards. Other staff positions include four years as a health reporter at BBC News online. She has also worked for Nursing Times, the European Heart Journal, Chemist and Druggist, OTC, and Pregnancy and Birth magazine among others. Emma now splits her time between writing, editing and teaching at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield where she helped develop the MSc in Science Communication.
Pharmacists across England have been forced to turn patients away after running out of the new enhanced flu vaccine for the those aged over 65 years.
Pharmacists in the UK are having to ration stocks of EpiPen, a first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, as a result of ongoing shortages.
More clear warnings should be given about the risks of diclofenac, say researchers who found a higher risk of heart attack and stroke associated with its use.