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Patterns of medical cannabis use differ between cancer and non-cancer patients

Patients with cancer who use medical cannabis to treat symptoms, such as pain and neuropathy, tend to favour formulations with a higher ratio of the psychoactive component, tetrahydrocannabinol, compared with non-cancer patients.

Pharmacists to identify AF patients at risk of stroke in £9m NHS England programme

Specialist pharmacists across 23 areas in England will help to identify patients with atrial fibrillation who are at risk of stroke and could benefit from medication, under a £9m programme announced by NHS England.

RPS expresses concerns over apprenticeship scheme funding

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has raised concerns about how a proposed pharmacist apprenticeship scheme would be funded at a meeting held by the body in charge of developing the scheme.

Triple-combination therapy prevents drug resistance in colorectal cancer cells

Treating colorectal cancer with a trio of targeted drugs reduces the acquisition of drug resistance, in vitro research published in Oncogene shows.

Plans to expand NHS medicine access scheme

The government is promising quicker access to new breakthrough medicines as part of improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

Lloyds given £17m contract to run pharmacy services in Scottish prisons

LloydsPharmacy has been awarded a £17m contract to run pharmacy services in all of Scotland’s 15 prisons.