Beyond politics; patient groups and the art of influence

“What is a patient group?”, a friend of mine enquired during one of our recent regular political discussions. It struck me afterwards that given...

The real cost of over the counter prescriptions

  NHS England recently published its guidance for CCGs on the over the counter (OTC) items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care...

David wants understanding between NHS & industry

Not who you say I am: Pharma companies need to be clear who they’re talking to and why they’re talking to them. Last week a pharma...

Two takes: Bad habits – help or hindrance?

  In this month’s emotive opinion battle, we ask two healthcare professionals if we should be encouraging patients to evaluate their lifestyle choices, or are...

Pharmacists are the last step between HCPs and patients

Having the right medicine at the right time and administered in the right way can be the difference between that patient continuing their treatment...

AI is launching healthcare into the future

With tales of Victorian era conditions on hospital wards, chronic ambulance queues and surgery delays reminiscent of the NHS’s nadir in the early 1990s,...

Does a pharmacy career appeal to young people?

  For pharmacy graduates forcing doors open is essential. Over 30 years ago I made the decision to study pharmacy at Nottingham University, with little understanding...

Tracking progress of the Rare Disease Strategy

February’s magazine focused on rare diseases, but how can implementation plans for the Rare Disease Strategy be properly monitored? The Rare Disease Strategy implementation plans...

Outcome-based contracts for medicines: What’s the deal?

  Outcome-based contracts for medicines – is there enough financial headroom to attract pharma? In the January and February issues of Pf Magazine we discussed the...

Are women losing out on pharmacy’s top jobs?

  The majority of pharmacy’s workforce are women, so why do men continue to secure the top jobs? I’m writing this on a train returning home...

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Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long fuelling an oral health crisis according to a Lancet Series.

Big Sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis 

Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases,...
New statistics show decrease in animals used for R&D

New statistics show decrease in animals used for R&D

The Home Office has released its annual statistics on animals used in research in Great Britain. It shows 3.52 million procedures were carried out...
New insight into microRNA function has been published by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford.

New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost

New insight into microRNA function has been published by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford. They have shown that...

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NICE has approved a first-in-class gene silencing therapy for hereditary amyloidosis.

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NICE has approved a first-in-class gene silencing therapy for hereditary amyloidosis. RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics company, Alnylam UK Limited has welcomed a decision from the...
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AstraZeneca to appeal NICE's osimertinib decision following it not being recommended for use within NHS England. AstraZeneca will appeal a decision by the National Institute...

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Read this cover story in the June issue of Pf Magazine here.    Join us on a tour of inspirational research and development centres. ...

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The job market is getting more competitive by the day, as highly-qualified candidates fiercely compete for the top jobs. A carefully constructed CV is...