Pharmacy News

Medicines care plans proposed to join up NHS care

An electronic ‘pharmaceutical care plan’ detailing a patient’s drug history and specific medication needs should be introduced to improve the integration of care, according to a report on the future of pharmacy in Wales. more →

NHS alcohol-related admissions in England approach 10 million

The total number of alcohol-related NHS admissions, including inpatient, outpatient and A&E visits, hit almost 10 million in England during 2012-13, according to the newly updated Alcohol Harm Map published by Alcohol Concern. more →

Scientists develop human insulin-producing cells to treat type 1 diabetes

In a step towards developing a cell therapy for type 1 diabetes, stem cell researchers at Harvard University have produced — for the first time — human insulin-producing cells. more →

The 'more for less' deal for pharmacy

Pharmacy Magazine editor, Richard Thomas, with his take on the new funding settlement more →

Antibiotic prescribing rises by 6 per cent in four years

The prescription of antibiotics is continuing to rise in England despite campaigns to curb their use because of concerns of rising antimicrobial resistance and a shortage of new antibiotics in the pipeline, Public Health England (PHE) has warned. more →

E-cigarette advertising cannot target young people under tighter rules

Electronic cigarettes must not be targeted at young people and non-smokers, under new advertising rules established to ensure the products are promoted responsibly. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord. more →

Living with smoker risks highlighted

Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study. more →

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). more →

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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants. more →

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord. more →

Flights axed due to weather warning

Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK. more →

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