Articles: 26.09 5 May 2015

Ambitious plans follow slow start to change

In our series on the history of prescribing policy, Professor Darrin Baines looks at the changes introduced by New Labour and their impact on pharmacists.
Ambitious plans follow slow start to change

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Identifying the cause and treating unusual pigmentation

An 86-year-old woman presented with a four-year history of unusual grey pigmentation on her face, neck and hands. The pigmentation was only present in light exposed areas.
Identifying the cause and treating unusual pigmentation

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Medicines optimisation in the care home setting

In this the fifth and final article in the series the focus is on medicines optimisation in the care home setting and looks at the particular challenges in this area.
Medicines optimisation in the care home setting

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NICE on medicines optimisation

NICE recently published its new guidance on medicines optimisation. This adds to a growing range of national guidance aimed at improving the quality and safety of medication use.
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Pharmacological management of neuropathic pain

While pain management is best assessed and treated using a biopsychosocial model, this review focuses on recent updates in the prescription of medications for neuropathic aspects of severe pain, including opioid management.
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Plegridy for the treatment of RRMS in adults

As a first-line treatment in the management of RRMS, Plegridy offers the convenience of a reduced injection schedule and more flexibility overall.
Plegridy for the treatment of RRMS in adults

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Tackling antimicrobial resistance through education

Improving understanding of antimicrobial use can help curb inappropriate prescribing and consequently antimicrobial resistance. All levels of healthcare must join forces to combat this problem.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance through education

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What are the options for managing phobias?

There are a number of ways of treating phobias such as talking therapies, self-help resources and medication. Here we outline what phobias are and the options for their management.
What are the options for managing phobias

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