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.
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.
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 →