The inspiring women of pharmacy

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International Women’s day celebrates the milestone achievements and the history of women, spreading awareness about their social, economic, cultural and political achievements, it also encourages a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

To mark this day, we chat to Hannah Batchelor, BSc, PhD, Director of Research for Pharmacy at the University of Birmingham about her current role, challenges and successes as a female in her profession and more importantly how to #BeBoldForChange. Read more The inspiring women of pharmacy

Make the most of your asthma inhaler

By Anna Murphy, Consultant Pharmacist for Respiratory Conditions

Approximately 5.2 million in the UK suffer from asthma, and many of these treat their asthma with medicine delivered through an inhaler. Inhalers are disposable devices, and most inhaler users use many throughout the year. You can imagine how many inhalers are thrown away in a year.

Read more Make the most of your asthma inhaler

How medicines are made

By Yvonne Perrie, Professor in Pharmaceutics/Drug Delivery

A large number of medicines are currently available to treat a wide range of medical conditions. However, when we take a pill to treat a headache, or when we get vaccinated to prevent ourselves getting a disease, we rarely consider how much effort it took to develop the medicine. UK pharmaceutical scientists play a major role in creating new medicines, improving existing ones and ensuring they are used effectively.  This contributes not only to the health and wealth of the British nation, but also to improving health at a global level. Read more How medicines are made