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Treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in people with type 2 diabetes

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has examined whether the use of the receptor agonist glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, and sodium-glucose...

Adverse drug reactions

This piece of original research published in July 2022 aimed to elucidate the burden and associated cost of ADRs, polypharmacy and multimorbidity with a prospective analysis of all medical admissions...

Enzalutamide in the treatment of metastatic castrate-sensitive prostate cancer

Enzalutamide is an orally administered, small-molecule inhibitor of the androgen receptors and is designed to overcome acquired resistance to first-generation nonsteroidal antiandrogens, including...

The role of the designated prescribing supervisor: an evaluation

There were four main themes identified from the semi-structured interviews. These were cross-referenced against the qualitative responses from the initial investigative survey and were seen to align...

Assessing and managing wound pain

Pain assessment should form part of the initial wound assessment, and there are many pain tools available. Nemeth et al (2003) reviewed the five most commonly used tools for measuring leg ulcer pain,...

Side effects of decongestants in cold and flu season

As we make our way through cold and flu season, prescribers are likely to encounter many patients with varying degrees of illness from these viruses..

Prescribing in the homeless population

This article, published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy aimed to investigate the prescribing of medicines to homeless persons who present to specialist homelessness primary care...

Motor neurone disease

The recent death from motor neurone disease (MND) of former Scottish rugby international and British Lion Doddie Weir OBE (1970–2022) has renewed focus on this neurodegenerative condition.

Non-medical prescribing in primary care in the UK: an overview of the current literature

Non-medical prescribing is increasingly being recognised as an essential healthcare practice, with at least 18 countries adopting NMP across Europe, the Americas and Australasia (Courtenay et al,...

Breastfeeding and medication for long-term conditions

When prescribing to breastfeeding women we need to be aware that some of the drug which she takes is likely to pass to the baby via breastmilk. The British National Formulary (BNF) is not always a...

Is vitamin D supplementation of potential benefit for community-living people with Alzheimer's disease?

Increased age may result in significant changes, such as the accumulation of harmful substances and the lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the body (Fusco et al, 2007; Rahal et al, 2014)....

Strike action looms as we enter 2023

Hello and happy New Year from the Journal of Prescribing Practice. As always, when writing a new year editorial, it's important to look to the year ahead and envision what we might encounter. While...

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