If you want an example of the perverse twists and turns of the UK’s medicines supply market, just look at buprenorphine.
The legalisation of medical cannabis has offered a chance to put pharmacy at the forefront of health and patient care, where it belongs.
With concerning levels of pharmacy technician job dissatisfaction, perhaps there is something pharmacists can do to help.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
The conversation about whether the days of pharmacists handing out white bags will soon be over was the most polarising debate of the FIP conference.
The government needs to take action to stop prescription drugs, including opioids and slimming tablets, being obtained from online pharmacies that can avoid regulation.
Pharmacists need answers now on FMDSubscription
With less than six months to go until the Falsified Medicines Directive comes into force, pharmacists in the UK need to know how to prepare for its implementation and what financial impact it could have on their business.
Ensuring Gosport is never repeatedSubscription
A more open culture in the health service is essential to help pharmacists highlight problematic prescribing and prevent tragedies such as those at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Large differentials in pass rates for particular black and minority ethnic groups are a concern and the regulator needs to do all it can to ensure all students receive the required level of support, regardless of their ethnicity.
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As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, it is time to maximise the contributions pharmacists can make to healthcare in the future.