Articles: 27.06 June 2016

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The expanding role of nurse prescribers

Since the first legislation back in the 1980s, UK nurses have earned increasing powers to prescribe. This article discusses the scope and limitations of nurses’ prescribing role now and in the future.
For a decade now, nurses with the appropriate additional qualifications have been legally allowed …

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Research consortium offers new hope for Parkinson’s disease

Until recently, research progress in the field of Parkinson’s disease has been slow compared with other therapeutic areas. However, a new consortium of pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers and charities – the Critical Path for Parkinson’s Consortium – is helping to accelerate the development of new …

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Modern management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Many children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) experience delays in diagnosis, but evidence suggests that treating early and aggressively leads to better long-term outcomes. This article discusses the recommended treatment options, including both traditional therapies and the newer biological agents.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the …

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