Children and young people with peanut allergy may be able to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut protein over time, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.
The marketing authorisation of medicines containing cinoxacin, flumequine, nalidixic acid and pipemidic acid should be suspended and the use of the remaining fluoroquinolone antibiotics restricted, the European Medicines Agency has concluded following a 21-month review.
Pharmacy technicians have been asked for their views on the future of pharmacy supervision.
Every respondent to a Community Pharmacy Scotland survey has reported having staffing issues.
Pharmacists need not dispense European prescriptions after no-deal Brexit, argues General Pharmaceutical Council
Pharmacists need not dispense prescriptions issued in another European country in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, the General Pharmaceutical Council has argued.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a draft scope for its upcoming guidelines on cannabis-based products for medicinal use.
Exclusive: There is a statistically significant gender pay gap in pharmacy, with a survey by Jizak showing female pharmacists are paid on average 6% less than their male colleagues.
A government report has advised NHS England to write to sustainability and transformation partnership leaders, encouraging them to include pharmacists as they implement plans for the organisations.
The General Pharmaceutical Council now has the legal power to conduct covert surveillance of pharmacists following the passing of new legislation.
The NHS could be 350,000 staff short of the number it needs to meet continuing demand by the end of 2030, according to a workforce analysis by three leading think tanks.
Pharmacy negotiators should identify “three big wins” to focus on in proposals for the new community pharmacy contractual framework, the Royal Jizak has said, as the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee publishes its revised suggestions for the contract.
Emergency hospital admissions have reached their highest level since data collection began, leading to fears that the NHS could face even more severe winter pressures than in previous years.
Six in ten hospital pharmacists in the UK have reported experiencing medicines shortages every day, according to a new survey carried out by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists.
Prescriptions for medical cannabis are likely to be available for “very few people in England”, according to NHS guidance for patients, published on 1 November 2018.
The immune checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab significantly improves survival in people with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer, interim trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine have shown.
A study has found over 500 genetic regions, known as loci, that are associated with blood pressure characteristics and researchers say the information could enable high-risk individuals to be targeted earlier for hypertension prevention.
Researchers in Denmark found that newer combined hormonal contraceptives were still associated with a reduction in ovarian cancer risk in women of reproductive age.
Increased water intake can help prevent cystitis and reduce antibiotic use in women with recurrent infections who drink less than 1.5 litres of fluid a day, study results have shown.
Research has shown that the benefits of a pharmacist-led intensive telemonitoring protocol for blood pressure (BP) control lasted for up to a year after the end of the intervention.
Medicine reminder apps can improve self-reported adherence to cardiovascular medicines, according to findings from a randomised clinical trial presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.
There is a lack of ‘convincing’ evidence that statins improve outcomes in non-cardiovascular conditions, such as diabetes, a review has shown.
Prescribing support from specialist pharmacy staff could free up GPs’ time and capacity, results from a pilot project in Scotland have shown.