Pharmacy News

High doses of ibuprofen increase cardiovascular risk, EMA warns

The EMA has confirmed that high doses of ibuprofen could result in a small increased risk of cardiovascular disease. more →

Pharmacy support for elderly improves health outcomes

Community pharmacies are able to make significant improvements to medicines adherence and quality of life for older patients who are taking multiple medicines, leading to reductions in falls and better medicines optimisation, a new study shows. more →

University of Sussex to offer pharmacy degrees from 2016

The University of Sussex is to offer Master of Pharmacy degrees (MPharm) from 2016, pending accreditation of its course by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). more →

Can we afford not to self care?

One in five accident and emergency visits are unnecessary and cost the NHS £290 million a year, according to new research commissioned by PAGB. more →

SMART Conference 2015: MCA training under spotlight

More than six out of 10 customers buying OTC medicines from pharmacies are given advice by medicines counter assistants – but concerns remain about the quality and consistency of that advice, said PM editor Richard Thomas. more →

SMART Conference 2015: protecting your brand

The OTC industry needs a major rethink if it is to meet the needs of the general public, delegates at this year’s SMART conference were told. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed

Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. more →

Warning of 'funeral time bomb' in UK

The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report. more →

Disaster doctor sent into hospital

Health bosses were forced to bring in a doctor who is usually on call for major disasters to cope with problems at an under-pressure A&E department. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge. more →

Miliband plans wage abuse task force

A Labour government would set up a task force to target firms who encourage low skilled migration and undermine the minimum wage, Ed Miliband says. more →

Son sought over double family murder

Police investigating the murders of a mother and her daughter in Merseyside urgently want to trace one of their relatives. more →

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