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patient clinging on to opioids

How pharmacists can help prevent an ‘opioid crisis’ developing in the UKSubscription

9 NOV 2018By ,

Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.

Packets of novel psychoactive substances

Novel psychoactive substances: understanding the new illegal drug marketSubscription

8 OCT 2018By

Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.

Cannabis farm

Medical cannabis: evidence, challenges and barriers to progressSubscription

13 SEP 2018

The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.

Learning from mistakes concept, building block

A failure to learn from our mistakes puts patients at riskSubscription

8 AUG 2018By David Cousins

Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.

DNA strand illustration

How genetic testing can help women with breast cancer avoid chemotherapySubscription

5 JUL 2018By

By using Oncotype DX test technology, researchers behind the TAILORx trial have proven that invasive and often harmful chemotherapy needn’t be the only option for women with breast cancer. 

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