The critical role of pharmacy in primary healthcare

Written by | 21 Oct 2021

In response to Sajid Javid’s statement that he would give pharmacists the right to prescribe to give doctors more time with patients, Jonathan Ashworth immediately tweeted that pharmacists […]

The business case for the VTE service

Written by | 25 Sep 2021

A robust business case can be made for the VTE service and the coronavirus pandemic has further demonstrated the value of the service, according to Mr Kieron Power; […]

VTE pathways, clinics and prescribing

Written by | 24 Sep 2021

Patient pathways, independent prescribing by pharmacists and education of junior doctors all contribute to the effective operation of the VTE service, according to Mr Kieron Power; Lead Pharmacist […]

Making the VTE service work in practice

Written by | 23 Sep 2021

Recurrence of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) may be more common than people think and 30% of people develop post thrombotic syndrome, according to Mr Kieron Power; Lead Pharmacist – […]

The venous thrombo-embolism service – overview

Written by | 22 Sep 2021

Specialist pharmacists are now the primary clinicians who look after patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) at Singleton Hospital in Swansea. IMI spoke to Mr Kieron Power, Clinical Lead […]

Antidepressant prescribing during covid-19

Written by | 2 Jul 2021

Some four million extra prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2020 compared to 2019 but the cost to the NHS increased by £139 million, according to a study published in […]

How pharmacist prescribers will tackle polypharmacy

Written by | 13 May 2021

Drs Claire Scullin and Joanne Brown describes how prescribing pharmacists will carry out in-depth medication reviews for hospital inpatients and make any changes needed to prescriptions as part […]

The problems with polypharmacy

Written by | 12 May 2021

Polypharmacy, or the concomitant use of multiple medicines, is estimated to cost $18 billion and account for 8.6 million hospital admissions annually in the European Union. The iSIMPATHY […]

Real world evidence from Peru and Colombia confirms ivermectin safe and effective

Written by | 27 Mar 2021

The real world evidence about ivermectin combined with the findings from meta-analyses of clinical trials provide compelling evidence for the safety and effectiveness of ivermectin, according to Dr […]

Colombian ivermectin study – how protocol violations influenced results

Written by | 26 Mar 2021

The results of the recent controlled trial of ivermectin for covid-19 in Colombia suggest that both ivermectin and control groups received ivermectin, according to Dr David Scheim. The […]

Protocol violations in Colombian ivermectin study compromise results

Written by | 25 Mar 2021

Dr David Scheim explains how multiple protocol violations and widespread use of over-the-counter ivermectin could have compromised the results of a recent controlled trial of ivermectin for covid-19 […]

Ivermectin in Peru – results that save lives

Written by | 24 Mar 2021

Dr David Scheim explains how the original analysis factored out confounders and showed a 74% reduction in deaths at 30 days as a result of intensive ivermectin distribution. […]

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