In this editorial, Rupert Payne, Consultant Editor on Prescriber, describers how the role of the pharmacist has developed and expanded to become far more diverse.
Articles: 29.12 December 2018
In part one of our series on the management of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), published in the November issue, we explored the prevalence, harms and identification of AUDs. This second article looks at the pharmacological and psychosocial treatment options across the spectrum of AUDs
Clinical skills are becoming increasingly important for pharmacists as they take on more patient-facing roles in primary care. In this article, the authors discuss the clinical skills currently taught to pharmacists during undergraduate and postgraduate training, and how this training could be expanded
Tisagenlecleucel and axicabtagene ciloleucel – recently licensed for the treatment of certain patients with leukaemia or lymphoma – are the first of a new wave of personalised cancer treatments known as CAR-T cell therapies. This article discusses their innovative mechanism of action, clinical trial efficacy, adverse effects and future place in therapy
The Goldilocks principle, ie not too much or too little, but just right, is important when prescribing thyroid hormone replacement, especially in the elderly or women of reproductive age. The authors present the results of their multi-practice audit evaluating the monitoring of patients on thyroid hormone replacement in primary care