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   ISSN (Print) 0278-2677
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  • Conventional therapies and emergent precision medicines for cystic
           fibrosis: challenges and opportunities
    • Abstract: AbstractAround 27 years ago, the discovery of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene – responsible for causing cystic fibrosis (CF) – marked a significant moment in the history of the condition. Despite the early promise of this target for gene therapy, a universally successful treatment has proven elusive in the ensuing years. While clinical trials involving gene...

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      PubDate: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:14 GMT
       
  • Promoting self care to reduce unnecessary GP visits
    • Abstract: Healthcare is changing dramatically and so are the needs of our patients. As such, GPs and our teams are changing the ways in which we are working, but we also need our patients to play their part.

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      PubDate: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:34 GMT
       
  • DMARDs do not increase post-surgical infection risk
    • Abstract: Because disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologics suppress the immune system, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sometimes stop taking them before surgery, potentially increasing their risk of a disease flare-up

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      PubDate: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:10 GMT
       
  • Gout treatment does not raise CKD risk
    • Abstract: Using UK general practice data, researchers studied 13,685 newly diagnosed gout patients who began allopurinol treatment between 2000 and 2014Source: Jean-Denis Laredo, ISM / Science Photo Library

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      PubDate: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:42 GMT
       
  • Methylprednisolone as effective as gentamicin for
           Ménière’s disease
    • Abstract: Since gentamicin can cause damage to the inner ear, including hearing loss, steroids may be a better treatment option for some patients with Ménière’s diseaseSource: Shutterstock.com

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      PubDate: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:23 GMT
       
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis should be a key component of a comprehensive HIV
           prevention package fully funded on the NHS
    • Abstract: AbstractPre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the medication taken by HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of contracting HIV infection. The large evidence base for the use of PrEP has been reviewed and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV...

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      PubDate: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:18 GMT
       
  • Industry-funded trials show bias for pharmacotherapy over psychotherapy
    • Abstract: Analysis of 45 studies leads researchers to conclude that journals should require authors to declare any industry ties.

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      PubDate: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:44 GMT
       
  • Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in early patient trials
    • Abstract: Phase I trial results show verubecestat reduced levels of beta-amyloid in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

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      PubDate: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:36 GMT
       
  • Amitriptyline and topiramate no more effective than placebo in paediatric
           migraine
    • Abstract: Researchers found no significant difference in headache response after comparing amitriptyline, topiramate and placebo in 361 children aged 8–17 years.

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      PubDate: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:11 GMT
       
  • We need safe and better labelled vitamin D products on the market
    • Abstract: Recommended vitamin D intakes for all of us living in the UK have changed following the publication of a report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on 22 July 2016. New guidelines were required because of the persisting problem relating to vitamin D deficiency: cases of rickets and seizures continue to be

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      PubDate: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:40 GMT
       
  • Researchers wanted
    • Abstract: We are looking for researchers who are working on medicines supply and shortages of medicines to join a network of researchers in the UK and other European countries so that they can meet and share their knowledge. Financial support is available for travel and accommodation to workshops and conferences and grants are available towards attendance at training schools and short-term scientific...

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      PubDate: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:33 GMT
       
  • Spotting the signs of oral mouth cancer in pharmacy
    • Abstract: In the UK, mouth cancer cases have increased by 39% in the past decade and by 92% since the 1970s. In fact, it is one of a small number of cancers that is continuing to see cases increase. Alongside this, survival rates have not improved in the same period and, sadly, more than 2,000 lives are lost to the disease every year. This is twice as many as cervical and testicular cancers combined and...

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      PubDate: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:47 GMT
       
  • Parkinson’s disease-specific medicines use review
    • Abstract: Members of Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s London North West Local Practice Forum (LNW LPF) are working with charity Parkinson’s UK to develop a new service for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The overall aim is to develop a PD-specific medicines use review by designing and trialling it in an initial and follow-up trial.

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      PubDate: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:34 GMT
       
  • How to spot signs of postnatal depression in the pharmacy
    • Abstract: In light of singer Adele’s recent admission in an interview that she has suffered from postnatal depression (PND), I would like to alert readers how they can spot the signs and help those who might be affected in their day-to-day work in the pharmacy.

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      PubDate: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:51 GMT
       
  • Role of coronary drug-eluting stents in current clinical practice
    • Abstract: Abstract: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has continued to evolve, from its origins in balloon angioplasty and bare metal stent (BMS) implantation, to the development and application of contemporary drug-eluting stents (DESs). While first generation DESs significantly decreased risk of in-stent restenosis observed with BMSs, their use was complicated by late and very late stent...

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      PubDate: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:53 GMT
       
  • Low vitamin D levels linked to depression and cognitive deficits in
           psychotic disorders
    • Abstract: Study shows a link between vitamin D and depression, while vitamin D deficiency was linked to impairments in processing speed and verbal fluency.

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      PubDate: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:12 GMT
       
  • Assessing the safety of hormonal replacement therapy
    • Abstract: Since the dawn of hormonal replacement therapy — now known as menopausal hormone therapy — there have been conflicting reports about its risks and safety. A thorough examination of the evidence suggests it can be used safely in menopausal women.

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      PubDate: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:03 GMT
       
  • E-referrals to community pharmacy might reduce hospital readmissions
    • Abstract: Researchers say electronic referral systems that allow communication with community pharmacists could improve the coordination of care when patients are discharged from hospital.

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      PubDate: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:36 GMT
       
  • Inconclusive result from Ebola ZMapp trial
    • Abstract: While study results show that patients taking new Ebola treatment ZMapp had a 40% reduced risk of death, authors say results did not meet statistical threshold for efficacy.

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      PubDate: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 14:15 GMT
       
  • PCSK9 inhibitors help patients reach cholesterol targets, review finds
    • Abstract: Systematic review of data from more than 10,000 patients shows how anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies can help patients achieve LDL-C targets as monotherapy or with statins.

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      PubDate: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:10 GMT
       
 
 
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