Pharmacy Future: Vision 2023

PSA has called for transformational change in the pharmacy profession within five years. So what could that future state look like? ‘By 2023, pharmacists within...

Complementary medicines: Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by joint inflammation. The immune system attacks the tissue lining the joints (synovial membrane), causing...

Polypharmacy in older people

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Definition of polypharmacy Polypharmacy is commonly de­fined as the use of ­five or more medicines daily.1 Hyperpolypharmacy or excessive polypharmacy is de­fined as the use...

Laudanum – a panacea for all human woes?

Laudanum’s use, and abuse, has set the tone for the use and abuse of opiates from the 17th century until the present day. From...

Reducing influenza related hospitalisation in children

A new cohort study has found that influenza-associated hospitalisation in children is significantly more likely in those with chronic lung diseases (CLDs), despite the...

Report confirms pharmacists’ low remuneration

Fewer than half of all community pharmacists received a pay rise last year, new research has revealed. The Community Pharmacists Employment and Remuneration Report 2018,...