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LEADER
Monday 27 February 2017
In future, the products that pharmacies supply and the way pharmacies work will be different; the changes will be built on a foundation of pharmaceutical science and outcomes of new services
MEETING REPORT
Monday 27 February 2017
Experts described a variety of ways to increase the safety of intravenous medicines including constructive feedback after errors, a simple monitoring device, dose-banded chemotherapy and pharmacist-led clinics
SPONSORED FEATURE
Monday 27 February 2017
DrugLog® makes possible rapid, reliable quality assurance of patient-specific single doses of high-risk ready-to-use injections; cytotoxic agents or opioid analgesics, for example, could be checked in the pharmacy or clinical areas using DrugLog®
SPONSORED FEATURE
Monday 27 February 2017
Recent studies suggest that single-use paper towels are the safest way to dry hands – jet air dryers are efficient but can disperse microbes widely and create aerosols that could be inhaled
SPONSORED FEATURE
Monday 27 February 2017
New improved formulations and drug delivery systems requiring less frequent dosing, but retaining maximum benefit, will positively contribute to the broadening of the therapeutic portfolio for ocular manifestations of cystinosis
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Monday 27 February 2017
Pharmacovigilance has benefits beyond the direct improvements in the safety of medicines for neonates and recognition of adverse drug reactions has been a key driver of legislation that now protects the entire population
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Monday 27 February 2017
An in vitro study that validates the microbial barrier function of closed infusion systems against microbial touch- and airborne contamination is presented
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Wednesday 1 March 2017
The dedicated ward pharmacy initiative at Royal Blackburn Hospital in the UK has resulted in falls in readmission rates, savings on medicines, more efficient discharges and improved the patient experience
PHARMACY PRACTICE
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Current patterns of antibiotic use and the prevalence of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in hospitalised patients within hospital settings in Northern Ireland and the evaluation of potential risk factors for HAI within this environment were assessed
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 1 March 2017
With an ever-increasing incidence of IBD and a number of new agents in the pipeline, pharmacists are ideally placed to deal with the increased complexity in cost and treatment decisions in a disease where stratification is still in its infancy
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Fabry disease is a treatable disease, and management is now focused on enzyme replacement therapy, although oral pharmacological chaperone therapy seems a promising alternative treatment for patients with specific mutations
PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Ahead of the European reference networks for rare diseases, pharmacists are urged to share information about the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of rare diseases – an area of medicine that has fascinated clinicians for more than 500 years

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