Clinical The MHRA has warned the public against using the potentially fatal herbal remedy Zheng Tian Wan, containing banned ingredient aconite, after discovering a herbal practitioner had given it to a patient.
Clinical The government is drawing up a five-year plan to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance, it revealed this week, that will look at seven key areas including surveillance, prescribing, infection prevention and training
After an NHS study revealed massive variation among CCGs in hospital admissions for long-term conditions, CPD editor Chris Chapman asks what pharmacists can do to keep illnesses such as diabetes and asthma manageable in the community
Is there any room in pharmacy for a conscience clause? Do you think control of paracetamol sales is strict enough? CPD editor Chris Chapman brings you the latest developments and asks for your thoughts.
In a week that could have wide-ranging ramifications for pharmacy, CPD editor Chris Chapman looks at Ben Goldacre’s trial-data campaign, the MHRA’s damning report on patient leaflets and the Francis report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.