VIEWPOINT: Monitored dosage systems can add real value

By Wayne Gardiner Monitored dosage systems (MDS), or multicompartment compliance aids as they are also known, have moved on considerably in recent years. Traditionally in pack...

REALITY CHECK: Side-lining community pharmacy – it’s a policy future governments will live to...

By Graham Phillips In the 1960s, roughly 5,000 miles of railway tracks were closed and more than 2,000 stations were axed to cut the mounting debts...

NEWS ANALYSIS – Off the shelf: Could CBD products disappear from UK pharmacies?

By Sarah Ellson In February 2020, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced it was giving manufacturers of food products or supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD), a...

Why are we not sleeping

One in three people in the UK are suffering from sleeplessness at some point. It is said that humans are the only species that...

How not to get sick while travelling

By Andrew Petrou The immune response to viral infection comprises innate and adaptive defences. The innate immune system is the ‘ready now’ system and is able to...

How to run a successful travel health clinic in community pharmacy

By Lucy Morris With overseas visits by UK residents continuing to grow and research indicating that more people are planning to spend more money on their...

Helping hay fever sufferers

By Max Wiseberg Hay fever is the most common allergy. It’s experienced as a result of the immune system’s overreaction to pollen. This stimulates mast cells,...

Pharmacists’ vital role in allergy care

There are about two million people currently living with a food allergy in the UK and there has been a worrying rise in the...

FINANCE: Husband and wife businesses

By Umesh Modi HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has shown great interest in businesses where both spouses are owners (either as shareholders or partners) but...

Employment law changes in 2020

Although we have left the European Union (EU) and entered the 11-month transition period, there remains a great deal of uncertainty for pharmacy business...