Tuesday, May 11, 2021

FEATURE: Nappy rash – bad parenting, chemical burn or simply growing pains?

  Matthew Patey shares his expertise on how pharmacy teams can reassure parents that nappy rash is commonplace and educate them as to what they...

GASTROINTESTINAL: Treating IBS in pharmacy

By Elena Markaryan Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition, affecting around one in every ten adults. It can cause unpleasant symptoms including abdominal...

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...

My Father: The Editor’s Editor

By Shailesh Ramniklal Solanki This is a tribute I never thought I would have to write or indeed ever wanted to write. It is the...

Poetry in the time of coronavirus; pharmacy contractor pens down his thoughts in verses

We are in a lockdown   So we are in a lockdown The phone doesn't stop ringing 300 calls plus per day, all wanting home deliveries, patient requests, how do...

Unravelling the cannabidiol conundrum

Community pharmacy contractors must exercise extensive due diligence to ensure the CBD products they stock comply with the latest FSA rules…  The UK is fast...

LAW: Can a notice to close a pharmacy be withdrawn?

Noel Wardle says although there’s no clarity on whether a withdrawal notice is irrevocable, it is up to NHS England to accept or reject...

Unravelling the science behind smoking cessation

  Behavioural scientist, Dr David Crane, explains how community pharmacy teams can use a combination of behavioural support and pharmacotherapy in their smoking cessation services… 2020...

Generics: Known unknowns and unknown unknowns

  Two senior executives record the resilience shown by the generics industry in a year marked by Brexit uncertainties and pandemic challenges… Business as usual By Peter...

FEATURE: Hay fever help in pharmacy

  Cathy Crossthwaite and Mathew Peters pass their expertise on to community pharmacy teams in helping patients suffering from symptoms of seasonal hay fever and...