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Friday 10 June 2011
A contentious narrative on the EMA
Conference meeting reports
Friday 10 June 2011
Biosimilars, quality of prescribing, safe provision of intravenous doses and change management were key topics at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
Comment
Friday 10 June 2011
A recent Council of Europe resolution on quality and safety assurance of medicinal products could have far-reaching effects on the activities of pharmacy departments throughout Europe
Hazardous products
Friday 10 June 2011
The REACT model, a web-based system developed at University Hospital, Udine, Italy, has been designed to help radiologists prevent adverse reactions to contrast media and manage them correctly should they occur
Conference meeting reports
Friday 10 June 2011
New oral anticoagulants could offer safer, more predictable treatment and prophylaxis for a number of conditions including atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndrome and deep vein thrombosis
Patient care
Friday 10 June 2011
Fluid management is crucial for patient recovery and for success of surgery. It requires an understanding of what to give, how much and when. The introduction of goal-directed therapy has taken fluid prescribing to another level
Policy and practice
Monday 13 June 2011
As many drug companies look to develop biosimilar versions of monoclonal antibodies when their patents expire, it is now vital that pharmacists and doctors understand the complex testing processes required for licensing these biosimilars
Pharmaceutical technology
Monday 13 June 2011
A novel Belgian scheme could enhance the quality of hospital pharmacy sterile preparations but smaller hospitals may not be able to build dedicated clean rooms. St John
Conference meeting reports
Monday 13 June 2011
Current low-molecular-weight heparins are safe and effective but there is controversy about the status of new products in this group, which are generics in the USA and biosimilars in Europe
Patient care
Monday 13 June 2011
Psoriatic arthritis affects about one in five patients with psoriasis, overall, and twice as many patients with severe skin psoriasis. Here, we provide a synopsis of how to differentiate and treat the various presentations of the condition
Practical therapeutics
Monday 13 June 2011
Hospital pharmacies are required to carry stocks of sterile ophthalmic preparations. Optimal storage conditions for these preparations must be defined by gathering data on stability through in-house studies or assessing available bibliographic data
Practical therapeutics
Monday 13 June 2011
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant tumour of bone. Here, we review criteria for surgical margins after tumour removal, the use of multi-agent chemotherapy and its side effects, and follow-up recommendations
Practical therapeutics
Monday 13 June 2011
Treatment protocols for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are difficult to follow. Here the authors give a round-up of drug therapies, disease causes and manifestations, and suggest a greater role for pharmacists to help patients comply with treatment
Practical therapeutics
Tuesday 14 June 2011
There is a range of drugs for treating Crohn
Practical therapeutics
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Treatments for sepsis remain controversial. Drug components discussed here have led to improvements, but pharmacists play a big role in education, guideline production and organisation of efficient and safe systems to optimise therapy
Vantage point
Tuesday 14 June 2011
It was reported that the response across Europe to the swine flu outbreak was disproportionate and may have been influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. Communication about flu outbreaks has become a political discussion

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