Pharmacist Ian Maidment, a researcher who is part of the MRC’s Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies Project, fronted national and regional media interviews today for the Society as the results of a study into the combined side-effects of commonly use
Around 60,000 patients in Scotland are being prescribed drugs with a high risk of side effects, according to new research carried out at the University of Dundee and published on bmj.com.
Preventable adverse drug events caused by drugs prescribed in primary care are a frequent cause of hospital admission and death. Underlying health problems and other factors mean some patients are
A mist inhaler used to deliver the drug tiotropium to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be linked to an increased risk of death, according to a study published on bmj.com.
The findings of this study add weight to recent safety concerns by regulatory agencies regarding the possibility of an increased mortality risk associated with this device.
Inhaled tiotropium is
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is advising employers and employment agencies to check that the pharmacy technicians they employ or place are GPhC-registered from 1st July 2011.
In the past few weeks, the GPhC has written to all superintendent pharmacists and specialist employment agencies to highlight the fact that the new register for pharmacy technicians will soon come into force.
Dundee University has published research that analysed the records of almost 140,000 patients who were at risk of suffering Adverse Drug Reactions.