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Journal Cover Clinical Pharmacist
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   ISSN (Print) 0278-2677
   Published by PJ Online Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Doxycycline shows promise as repurposed drug against Parkinson’s
           disease
    • Abstract: Repurposing drugs that have already been tested for safety against novel targets has become an attractive strategy for researchers trying to find cures for progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 10:59 GMT
       
  • Depression in cancer patients might be caused by chemotherapy drugs
    • Abstract: Study suggests that depression among cancer patients results from chemotherapy drugs, not just the mental distress of a cancer diagnosis.

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      PubDate: Mon, 15 May 2017 14:31 GMT
       
  • Risk of fracture from benzodiazepine and Z-drugs higher for short-term
           users
    • Abstract: Meta analysis shows that fracture risk is highest among new users of both benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.

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      PubDate: Mon, 15 May 2017 12:51 GMT
       
  • PPI use in infancy increases childhood fracture risk
    • Abstract: Proton pump inhibitors linked to higher risk of bone fractures in children as well as adults.

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      PubDate: Fri, 12 May 2017 14:12 GMT
       
  • Valbenazine shows efficacy for tardive dyskinesia in phase III trial
    • Abstract: Promising results in the search for a drug to treat this involuntary movement disorder.

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      PubDate: Fri, 12 May 2017 13:55 GMT
       
  • Researchers test light-activated analgesia in mice
    • Abstract: Light activation of the inactive forms of drugs may offer a powerful strategy for pain control, but further work is needed before it can be used in a clinical setting.

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      PubDate: Wed, 10 May 2017 15:59 GMT
       
  • Ceftazidime-avibactam: a novel cephalosporin/β-lactamase inhibitor
    • Abstract: Over the past decade, infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms have increased. The limited availability in treatment options for these infections prompted both the UK to create a five-year antimicrobial resistance strategic plan to stimulate the development of new antibiotics, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to call for ten new antimicrobial agents to be...

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      PubDate: Wed, 10 May 2017 14:40 GMT
       
  • Why the resurgence of POM-to-P reclassifications in the UK is a good thing
    • Abstract: After a dwindle in the number of reclassifications of prescription-only to pharmacy medicines in the UK, things are starting to look up, writes Natalie Gauld.

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      PubDate: Tue, 9 May 2017 15:51 GMT
       
  • Silica cages could keep vaccines intact without need for 'cold chain'
    • Abstract: Ensilication enables protein-based substances to withstand heat of up to 100ºC and still function as normal.

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      PubDate: Tue, 9 May 2017 15:00 GMT
       
  • Fluoroquinolones for treating tuberculosis
    • Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health and socioeconomic challenge. The duration of current anti-TB therapies, the adverse effects of certain anti-TB drugs and the growing problem of drug-resistant TB on an international scale mean that it is imperative for new, effective and safe treatment regimens to be developed. Fluoroquinolones are a class of drugs that have been used in the...

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      PubDate: Mon, 8 May 2017 16:17 GMT
       
  • Peptide found in frog mucus protects against influenza virus
    • Abstract: In the search for new drugs to treat cases of flu, scientists have found a unique class of antiviral agent in amphibians.

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      PubDate: Fri, 5 May 2017 08:57 GMT
       
  • Common oral contraceptive pill has negative effect on general well-being
    • Abstract: A large trial has found that the most common contraceptive pills can cause a decrease in wellbeing in healthy women.

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      PubDate: Thu, 4 May 2017 14:01 GMT
       
  • Antimuscarinics increase risk of depression in women with overactive
           bladder
    • Abstract: Researchers have found that patients with overactive bladder who are prescribed antimuscarinics have an increased subsequent risk of depressive disorder.

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      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 13:02 GMT
       
  • Pharmacist-led type 2 diabetes reviews in GP practices improve patient
           outcomes
    • Abstract: Pharmacist intervention led to better blood pressure, glycated haemoglobin and total cholesterol scores for patients with type 2 diabetes, study shows.

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      PubDate: Wed, 3 May 2017 11:22 GMT
       
  • Benefit of steroids for sore throat still unclear
    • Abstract: Using steroids, rather than antibiotics, for sore throat is marginally more effective after 48 hours, according to a randomised controlled trial.

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      PubDate: Tue, 2 May 2017 16:09 GMT
       
  • Informative video about biosimilar medicines for patients
    • Abstract: The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has put together a video about biosimilar medicines which are entering the UK market as originator biologic medicines come off-patent. We want to encourage pharmacists and their staff to signpost suitable patients who are currently being prescribed biologics to this important new resource.

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      PubDate: Tue, 2 May 2017 13:46 GMT
       
  • Identifying antibiotics associated with Clostridium difficile infection
    • Abstract: The increase in Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in the early 1990s was associated with the widespread use of clindamycin, cephalosporins and quinolones. A nationwide drive to implement strict antimicrobial stewardship guidelines has changed the nature of the antibiotics associated with C. difficile. As a result, in NHS England and the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT), C. difficile...

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      PubDate: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29 GMT
       
  • Flossing still has its place in oral hygiene care
    • Abstract: Following comments made by the Associated Press in the United States[1] that dental flossing is a waste of time, there was a media-storm, leaving confusion in its wake. It is hoped that this comment will clarify matters for colleagues in pharmacy.

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      PubDate: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:20 GMT
       
  • How pharmacists are helping the homeless in Glasgow
    • Abstract: Homelessness is a continuing social concern across the UK. In Glasgow there are an estimated 500 people sleeping rough on the streets at any one time[1]. In England the number of people sleeping rough has risen consecutively for the past 6 years

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      PubDate: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:34 GMT
       
  • Communication training cuts antipsychotic use in nursing homes
    • Abstract: Training nursing home staff to understand the personhood of patients with dementia reduces off-label prescribing of antipsychotics, New England study results show.

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      PubDate: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:07 GMT
       
 
 
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