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High doses of ibuprofen increase cardiovascular risk, EMA warns

The EMA has confirmed that high doses of ibuprofen could result in a small increased risk of cardiovascular disease. more →

Pharmacy support for elderly improves health outcomes

Community pharmacies are able to make significant improvements to medicines adherence and quality of life for older patients who are taking multiple medicines, leading to reductions in falls and better medicines optimisation, a new study shows. more →

University of Sussex to offer pharmacy degrees from 2016

The University of Sussex is to offer Master of Pharmacy degrees (MPharm) from 2016, pending accreditation of its course by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). more →

Can we afford not to self care?

One in five accident and emergency visits are unnecessary and cost the NHS £290 million a year, according to new research commissioned by PAGB. more →

SMART Conference 2015: MCA training under spotlight

More than six out of 10 customers buying OTC medicines from pharmacies are given advice by medicines counter assistants – but concerns remain about the quality and consistency of that advice, said PM editor Richard Thomas. more →

SMART Conference 2015: protecting your brand

The OTC industry needs a major rethink if it is to meet the needs of the general public, delegates at this year’s SMART conference were told. more →

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Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS

There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old. more →

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed

Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. more →

Warning of 'funeral time bomb' in UK

The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report. more →

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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says. more →

Cameron wants Lloyds shares sell-off

Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says. more →

Hamilton cruises to Bahrain win

Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled win in the Bahrain GP as team-mate Nico Rosberg was beaten to second by Kimi Raikkonen. more →

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