How can pharmacists help address the needs of older drug users?

Dr Carole HunterArticle by Dr Carole Hunter, Lead Pharmacist, Addiction Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) was established in 1986 and aims to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. On 23 June it published a report on the challenges facing the increasing population of drug users. As a specialist pharmacist in substance misuse, this report made interesting reading for me and confirmed my view that pharmacists have an increasingly important role to play in addressing the multiple health issues of this emerging large and vulnerable group. Read more How can pharmacists help address the needs of older drug users?

Should you take the blue pill or pink pill? Why gender matters in medicines

By Virginia Watson, NAWP

We have all heard the expression Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, taking the position that women and men are as different as beings from different planets.

But how different are men and women when it comes to medicine? How much gender matters in medicine?

Read more Should you take the blue pill or pink pill? Why gender matters in medicines