Why we still don’t understand chronic pain

Chronic pain is on the rise, and yet there is still no silver bullet to treat this little-understood area of healthcare

Why won’t doctors prescribe medical cannabis?

illustration man reaching for cannabis leaf

Despite last year’s change in the law legalising the supply of medical cannabis, NHS patients in need are still being refused prescriptions

How online pharmacies are improving patients’ lives

Pharmacists are becoming the first port of call for patients with minor illnesses as internet pharmacies take a greater share of dispensing drugs and GPs complain of increasing pressure

What are biosimilars and what can they do?

Manufactured when an original biologic drug’s patent expires, biosimilars can increase access to treatment options and improve patient outcomes

How pharmacies can tackle fake medicines

Regulation targeting fake medicines could speed up the adoption of technology in pharmacies

Generic drugs: what are they and are they better value?

Benefits of prescribing by brand, enabling the costly development of life-changing drugs, may be outweighed by higher costs, compared with cheaper generic bio-equivalents

How Amazon is shaking up how you get prescriptions

Online pharmacies, using pouch packaging technology, are disrupting the way medicines are dispensed

Rare diseases require radical new funding methods

Devising funding strategies to develop drugs for the treatment of rare diseases remains a challenge as patient groups are often too small