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Substance dependence a treatable brain disorder March 2018 Substance dependence is as much a disorder of the brain as any other neurological or psychiatric illness, according to a comprehensive and authoritative report on substance use and dependence... Read More →
Guidance for pharmacists on counterfeit medicines February 2018 The MHRA and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) have published new guidance for pharmacists which explains the causes and consequences of counterfeiting and provides... Read More →
PhRMA gets user-friendly February 2018 The website from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) aims to help visitors find more information about new medicines in development, patient assistance programmes, key... Read More →
Dictionary Of More Than 360,000 Chemicals February 2018 ChemIDplus, the National Library of Medicine's dictionary of more than 360,000 chemicals, has a new look and new search features.



Every day more than 3,000 toxicologists, scientists,... Read More →

Commentary On Strategies For Switching Antipsychotics December 2017 Both the new generation of antipsychotics and the more traditional antipsychotic drugs produce an important and meaningful improvement in patients with schizophrenia, but most patients are neither... Read More →
Advice On Hormonal Contraceptives And The Safe Use Of Herbal Medicines November 2017 The Drug Safety Update ? published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ? contains information on the use of the antiepileptic agent carbamazepine; how to help patients... Read More →
NHS And The Pharmaceutical Industry Joint Working Guidance November 2017 The Ministerial Industry Strategy Group published its Long-Term Leadership Strategy for medicines. To encourage joint working between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry it recommended that the... Read More →
Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →
Report Highlights Research Needed To Foster Generic Drug Development October 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the ?Critical Path Opportunities for Generic Drugs? report identifying many of the unanswered scientific questions that impede the... Read More →
Vaccine Website for Adolescents and Teens October 2017 PKIDs? Vaccine Initiative has launched www.getvaxed.org, a new vaccine website for adolescents and teens. The goal of the site is to raise awareness of immunisations among teens and young adults... Read More →

Resources

Infectious Disease Advisor January 2018 Infectious Disease Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers infectious disease specialists and other...
Endocrinology Advisor January 2018 Endocrinology Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers endocrinologists, diabetes educators and other...
The Drugs & Bugs app January 2018 The Drugs & Bugs app by Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) is an essential resource for allied healthcare professionals,...
Psychiatry Advisor January 2018 Psychiatry Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for psychiatric healthcare...
Monthly Prescribing Reference January 2018 The MPR App is your all-in-one drug information resource accessible anytime, anywhere. The 30th Anniversary Edition of the...
Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics December 2017 The National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) has published its second annual report from its Antimicrobial...
Pandemic Influenza Surge Capacity And Prioritisation In Health Services December 2017 A document has been published which is designed to give guidance on managing the surge capacity needed to respond to an...
Genetic roadmap charts links between drugs and human disease September 2017 A research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new kind of genetic ?roadmap?...
ASPET Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics September 2017 The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is organised into a 'public'section, which...
Tackling Drugs August 2017 The Scottish Government's national drugs strategy, focuses on recovery from drug use. Measures include the provision of...
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