Co-operation, not competition is key to patient safety

By Paul Myres, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales

They may be different professions working in different places on the high street but there is one thing that unites GPs and pharmacists: a belief that patients in Wales are put at risk by failures in communication and understanding between health professionals – failures arising from outmoded systems and silo thinking. Read more Co-operation, not competition is key to patient safety

Do food supplements help or hinder cancer treatment?

By Steve Williamson, Consultant Pharmacist in Cancer Services

Last week, Professor Watson (one half of the Nobel prize winning team of Watson and Crick who co-discovered of the structure of DNA in 1953) published his new theory regarding the role of antioxidants in resistance of cancers to drug therapy.  His  hypothesis is that antioxidants found in blueberries, supplements and so called ‘superfoods’ taken to prevent cancer may actually be harmful in patients who already have cancer.

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