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LEADER
Wednesday 31 July 2013
HPE Live - a congress to be held Birmingham in October 2013 will be the first event of its kind, and we believe it sets a new standard for hospital pharmacy meetings
CONFERENCE REPORTS
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The theme of the GHP/UKCPA 9th Joint National Conference in May this year was ‘enhancing the patient experience’
DIRECTIVE
Friday 2 August 2013
An excerpt from Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
BENCHMARK
Saturday 3 August 2013
Drug shortages are reported worldwide and the major cause seems to be economic. Due to the pressure on price resulting in a too-low return on investment, pharmaceutical companies are deciding to take older drugs permanently off the market.
SPONSORED FEATURE
Saturday 3 August 2013
Targeted approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye were reviewed by an expert international faculty in a satellite symposium at the 3rd EuCornea Congress in Milan, Italy
DEVICES
Saturday 3 August 2013
Drug incompatibility is a problem, especially when managing patients in intensive care units. A new multi-lumen infusion access device design appears to prevent physical drug incompatibilities under specified conditions
DRUG EVALUATION
Saturday 3 August 2013
Pirfenidone is the first therapy to be licensed for the progressive and invariably fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This article discusses the evidence underpinning the use of pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and assesses its likely impact on the delivery of care for patients with this devastating disease.
AUTOMATION
Saturday 3 August 2013
Embracing technological advancement in automated dispensing systems has the potential to optimise medicines management, improve efficiency, maximise resources and safeguard patient safety
BIOSIMILARS
Saturday 3 August 2013
With the first marketing authorisation applications for biosimilar monoclonal antibodies now under consideration, what are the major regulatory challenges?
BIOSIMILARS
Saturday 3 August 2013
Clinical trial design is a critical factor in the approval of biosimilars and pharmacists will need to be able to correctly interpret clinical data associated with these drugs in order to ensure that safe and effective therapy is being offered to patients
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Saturday 3 August 2013
By using electronic prescribing, a hospital pharmacy in Cornwall has successfully implemented a scheme for recording the medicines reconciliation process, ultimately developing a prioritisation tool for the clinical pharmacy team
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Saturday 3 August 2013
A local nebuliser guidance document has been designed with the aim of providing a framework for standardised prescribing and administration of nebulised therapies
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Saturday 3 August 2013
In order to give compounded cytostatics longer shelf lives, better data are a prerequisite, and it would be opportune either to establish an international collaboration or to centralise the resources on a European level to find a common solution
GENERICS
Saturday 3 August 2013
In the first of three articles, problems encountered while purchasing drugs with differences in active ingredients in different types of generic drugs, and issues arising from the excipients used, are described
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Saturday 3 August 2013
Thrombolytics have proven efficacy and an acceptable safety profile in the management of central venous access devices in cancer care. The choice of agent used is governed by many factors, including availability, convenience, comparative efficacy and cost
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Saturday 3 August 2013
Current clinical management of oral mucositis is largely focused on palliative measures but a number of promising therapeutic agents and interventions are available for the management of this condition
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Saturday 3 August 2013
Non-adherence in transplantation is associated with increased incidence of rejection and an incumbent effect on morbidity and mortality. Pharmacist consultations are more likely to add benefit for patients taking two or more concomitant medications
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Saturday 3 August 2013
By implementing a comprehensive oxygen stewardship programme, including guidelines, education and audit, the appropriate use of oxygen has improved at a UK hospital Trust

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