In this issue
Role of dual and triple fixed-dose combination inhalers in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseSubscription
A review of the current evidence, including the safety and efficacy of dual and triple-combination inhalers for the treatment of stable COPD, and their place in therapy.
Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.
The evidence base supporting pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for nausea and vomiting after surgery.
Prescribing support from specialist pharmacy staff could free up GPs’ time and capacity, results from a pilot project in Scotland have shown.
Researchers say the integration of point-of-care testing could help identify lower-risk patients in hospitals and subsequently reduce antibiotic use.
Daily vaping increases heart attack riskSubscription
Despite e-cigarettes being recommended as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, researchers found data linking both e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking with a higher risk of myocardial infarction compared with not smoking.
Some 16% of premenopausal women with early-onset breast cancer fail to adequately adhere to tamoxifen, increasing their risk of recurrence and reduced survival.
Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommend that empirical antibiotic courses initiated in hospital inpatients should be reviewed within 72 hours; ...
Children exposed to valproate in utero are at a high risk of serious developmental disorders (30–40% risk) and congenital malformations (10% risk). Valproate is now contraindicated in pregnancy for all indications, except for the treatment of epilepsy in the absence of a suitable alternative