Thursday, October 24, 2019

PAIN MANAGEMENT: Prescribing Pain

By David Vaux Bost Chronic pain affects some 28 million adults in the UK – that’s almost one in two people – and this figure...

PAIN MANAGEMENT: Turning to supplements

By Keeley Berry For patients plagued by daily pain, turning to health supplements as a natural aid to discomfort is inevitable. Whilst it is entirely...

PAIN MANAGEMENT: Unsung heroes

By Dr Lorraine de Gray In the UK, every day 1.6 million people visit a pharmacy. Community pharmacists are easily accessible with over 11,600 community...

TECHNOLOGY & PHARMACY AUTOMATION: Technology is key to future of self-care, says PAGB boss

Did you know that over half of people in the UK (57 per cent) use at least one type of health app or wearable...

TECHNOLOGY & PHARMACY AUTOMATION: Role of automation in driving efficiency

Community pharmacy was an early adopter of technology, recognising the value in automating and streamlining labelling and ordering in community pharmacy practice in the...

VIEWPOINT: Reaping rewards of tech revolution

By Gary Paragpuri Running a pharmacy business in 2019 is tough and there is little sign of this letting up any time soon. Stagnant funding, deprescribing initiatives,...

GUEST COLUMN: Collaboration is key for community pharmacy

In July this year, besieged by controversy, Boris Johnson took up the reigns with the monumental task of reaching a consensus that his predecessor...

GENERICS: The price is right?

All those involved in the UK supply chain of generic medicines from manufacturers via wholesalers and through to dispensing pharmacists have a simple objective...

GENERICS: Pharmacists’ use of generics helps NHS ‘money tree’

By Peter Kelly The birth of generic medicines in the mid-1980s created a paradigm shift that revolutionised the National Health Service (NHS). Having finite resources is...

SPECIAL FEATURE: Pharmacy celebrates Diwali

Diwali or ‘The Festival of Lights’ is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world. It coincides with the Hindu New Year...