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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Treatments for cough and common cold in children Upper respiratory tract infections in children are common, self-limiting illnesses that resolve without …

Slovakia’s “drug mountain” growing; Tonga’s “desperate” need for pharmacists; Northern Ireland pharmacist takes cocaine, dishes out sectarian abuse and death threats Slovakia: A “drug mountain” is growing as patients return …

A new special access scheme pathway to prescribe e-cigarettes – which will see nurse practitioners as well as doctors able to prescribe them – will start on 1 January Stakeholders …

What is the evidence for nicotine vaping products in smoking cessation and their impact on health more generally? By Sandra Rackemann BPharm (Hons), AACPA, Professional Development Pharmacist, Australasian College of …

Pharmacist Angelo Pricolo spoke with “harm minimisation royalty” about the “last-ditch” quit-smoking approach of vaping – and why it’s better for kids to vape than smoke At the Australian Pharmacy …

FIP has published a new handbook for pharmacists to support tobacco cessation and treat tobacco dependence The International Pharmaceutical Federation’s new handbook has been developed in collaboration with an international group of …

One leading pharmacist has welcomed new restrictions on e-cigarettes which will see disposables banned, retail availability shut down, and a streamlined process for getting a script Health Minister Mark Butler …

Angelo Pricolo pays tribute to a fallen colleague, and from tragedy reflects on what pharmacists can learn about minimising travel-related harm  Time stood still when the call came through to …

A study on vaping has led to renewed calls to tighten access to e-cigarettes, including banning their sale outside the pharmacy channel – but the Nats want them sold like …

The current rules around accessing e-cigarettes have “nothing to do with harm minimisation,” argues a researcher asking for all vapes to be accessed only through pharmacies Predatory retailers, manufacturers and …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Optimal pharmacotherapy pathway in adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain The OPTION-DM randomised controlled trail concluded that three commonly used treatment …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Prescribing aspirin to older people – where is the line between cardiovascular benefit and upper gastrointestinal bleeding risk? In …