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Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacists

Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacySubscription

26 OCT 2018

Pregnancy causes many changes to the body, some of which can result in troublesome symptoms. Here we explain what pharmacy teams can do to help women seeking advice.

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Statins: the highs and lows

Statins: the highs and the lowsSubscription

Negative press seems to follow statins, the most prescribed drugs in England, despite them revolutionising cardiovascular disease prevention.

Infographic showing how money from the pharmacy contracts is spent in England, Scotland and Wales

Pharmacy contracts: where the money goesSubscription

Funding for the national community pharmacy contracts in England, Scotland and Wales is distributed differently. Here is a breakdown of how the three countries fund pharmacy services.

A quick guide to medical cannabis infographic

A quick guide to medical cannabisSubscription

With medical cannabis now legal in 44 countries around the world, and the UK likely to follow suit, here is what pharmacists need to know.

NHS70 timeline

NHS70: major moments in pharmacy 1948–2018Subscription

The lives of pharmacists and the medicines they manage have changed dramatically since the NHS was created. Here, we chart the milestones that shaped the profession.

Graph showing breakdown of the OTC medicines market in Britain in 2017

Breakdown of the OTC medicines market in BritainSubscription

The over-the-counter medicines market grew by almost 1% in 2017 to reach £2.56bn. Although pain relief remains the highest value category group, the most growth was seen in eye care and gastrointestinal products.

Infographic on hepatitis C

Hepatitis C: tackling the silent killerSubscription

About 200,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK, but it is estimated that around half of these remain undiagnosed. Identifying those at risk, offering tests and connecting those infected with treatment are crucial to tackling the disease.

Graphs showing results of salary and satisfaction survey

The 2017 pharmacy salary and satisfaction surveySubscription

Jizak has surveyed Royal Jizak members about their salary, and how they feel about their career and the profession. 

Infographic showing how the falsified medicines directive (FMD) will work

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): how it will workSubscription

The Falsified Medicines Directive will be rolled out in Europe from February 2019 to address the threat of fake medicines and will impact the entire supply chain

Infographic showing link between drinking alcohol and cancer risk

Drinking alcohol increases cancer riskSubscription

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer, yet only 13% of adults are aware of the link.

January 2017

2017: the year in pharmacySubscription

Against a backdrop of political inertia caused by a surprise general election and protracted Brexit negotiations, pharmacy has been grappling with some major issues of its own, including supervision of medicines’ supply, professional revalidation and decriminalisation of dispensing errors (see 2017: ...

Obesity and the cardiovascular system

Charting obesity Subscription

In the UK, the prevalence of obesity is continuing to grow, bringing with it a whole host of hidden diseases affecting a number of body systems — from cardiovascular to skeletal.   

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Cities compete to host EMASubscription

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has assessed the bids of 19 cities that have applied to host its headquarters following the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2019. The final relocation decision will be made by the European Council on 20 November 2017.

Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pill

Sixty years of the combined oral contraceptive pillSubscription

The first combined oral contraceptive pill was licensed for ‘menstrual irregularities’ in 1957, and contraception three years later. Since then, millions of women have taken ‘the pill’.

Infographic showing common foot conditions

Identifying common foot conditions

Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment. Produced in partnership with RB.

Timeline showing the history of ibuprofen from its discovery in 1953 to the latest findings in 2017

A brief history of ibuprofenSubscription

This timeline traces the history of popular anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen, from its invention in the 1960s to its association with cardiac side effects.

Science of sunscreen

Science of sunscreenSubscription

Sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 8 in 10 cases of melanoma could be prevented through better knowledge of sun damage and how to protect against it.

Infographic showing the history of sildenafil (Viagra)

Three decades of Viagra

Sildenafil (Viagra) — the first oral drug for erectile dysfunction to hit the market in 1998 — has been prescribed for more than 64 million men worldwide, and may soon be reclassified as a pharmacy medicine in the UK.

Pie charts showing the breakdown of the OTC market in Britain in 2016

A breakdown of the over-the-counter medicines market in Britain in 2016Subscription

The over-the-counter medicines market grew by 2.3% during 2016 to reach £2.62bn.

Diagram showing different pharmacy organisations in the UK and who they represent

Pharmacy organisations in the UK: a complicated webSubscription

Pharmacy is a diverse profession and this is reflected in the wide variety of organisations that can represent the interests of pharmacists, pharmacy owners, trainees and students. 

Infographic showing how dupilumab works

Atopic dermatitis: emerging and current treatments Subscription

Atopic dermatitis affects up to 30% of children and 10% of adults, and is common in both developed and developing countries. Two new medicines on the brink of entering the market — dupilumab, a biologic for severe disease, and crisaborole, a topical small molecule drug for milder disease — could herald a new era in the management of this condition, which has seen no major changes to the way it has been treated for over 15 years.

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