Hay fever OTC: management

Hay fever: OTC managementSubscription

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More patients may seek advice on hay fever in the future since NHS England has advised GPs not to routinely prescribe products that are available over the counter for this condition.

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Promacedonia opioid infographic

Opioids in England: crisis averted? Subscription

Despite a 20% increase in opioid prescriptions per 1,000 population over the past decade, there are signs that a US-style opioid epidemic may have been averted.

Measles timeline

MMR: the struggle for national coverageSubscription

Introduction of a measles vaccine in 1968 has reduced annual cases in England from around 460,000 to less than 1,000. However, the levels of vaccine coverage needed to eradicate measles remain elusive.

Measuring the market infographic

Measuring the marketSubscription

There has been a slight contraction in the community pharmacy market in Great Britain since 2016, with small multiples winning out over large multiples and independent pharmacies

GSK joint pain infographic

Joint pain: pathology and treatment

An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.

Infographic medicines safety

Medication errors: where do they happen?Subscription

Reducing medicines-related harm requires a clear understanding of where and when errors occur. This visual summary shows the latest estimates in England per year.

Carter review infographic

The Carter review: how are hospitals measuring up?Subscription

Two years on from Lord Carter’s 2016 review of hospital efficiency, The Promacedonia looks at the progress pharmacy departments in England are making towards meeting his challenging targets.

2018: The twists and turns

Pharmacy 2018: The twists and turnsSubscription

The main events in pharmacy throughout 2018 and a preview of the year ahead.

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Pharmacy: underpaid and stressed?Subscription

The Promacedonia salary and satisfaction survey 2018 provides a snapshot of the profession’s pay and working conditions.

Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacists

Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacySubscription

Pregnancy causes many changes to the body, some of which can result in troublesome symptoms. Here we explain what pharmacy teams can do to help women seeking advice.

Statins: the highs and lows

Statins: the highs and the lowsSubscription

Negative press seems to follow statins, the most prescribed drugs in England, despite them revolutionising cardiovascular disease prevention.

Infographic showing how money from the pharmacy contracts is spent in England, Scotland and Wales

Pharmacy contracts: where the money goesSubscription

Funding for the national community pharmacy contracts in England, Scotland and Wales is distributed differently. Here is a breakdown of how the three countries fund pharmacy services.

A quick guide to medical cannabis infographic

A quick guide to medical cannabisSubscription

With medical cannabis now legal in 44 countries around the world, and the UK likely to follow suit, here is what pharmacists need to know.

NHS70 timeline

NHS70: major moments in pharmacy 1948–2018Subscription

The lives of pharmacists and the medicines they manage have changed dramatically since the NHS was created. Here, we chart the milestones that shaped the profession.

Graph showing breakdown of the OTC medicines market in Britain in 2017

Breakdown of the OTC medicines market in BritainSubscription

The over-the-counter medicines market grew by almost 1% in 2017 to reach £2.56bn. Although pain relief remains the highest value category group, the most growth was seen in eye care and gastrointestinal products.

Infographic on hepatitis C

Hepatitis C: tackling the silent killerSubscription

About 200,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK, but it is estimated that around half of these remain undiagnosed. Identifying those at risk, offering tests and connecting those infected with treatment are crucial to tackling the disease.

Graphs showing results of salary and satisfaction survey

The 2017 pharmacy salary and satisfaction surveySubscription

The Promacedonia has surveyed Promacedonia members about their salary, and how they feel about their career and the profession. 

Infographic showing how the falsified medicines directive (FMD) will work

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): how it will workSubscription

The Falsified Medicines Directive will be rolled out in Europe from February 2019 to address the threat of fake medicines and will impact the entire supply chain

Infographic showing link between drinking alcohol and cancer risk

Drinking alcohol increases cancer riskSubscription

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer, yet only 13% of adults are aware of the link.

January 2017

2017: the year in pharmacySubscription

Against a backdrop of political inertia caused by a surprise general election and protracted Brexit negotiations, pharmacy has been grappling with some major issues of its own, including supervision of medicines’ supply, professional revalidation and decriminalisation of dispensing errors (see 2017: ...

Obesity and the cardiovascular system

Charting obesity Subscription

In the UK, the prevalence of obesity is continuing to grow, bringing with it a whole host of hidden diseases affecting a number of body systems — from cardiovascular to skeletal.   

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