What is a dermatologist?

The alarmingly small number of qualified dermatologists in the UK must be addressed, along with a widespread misunderstanding of what they actually do

Why buyers’ clubs are the last option for desperate families

How an ongoing pricing battle between the NHS and an American biopharmaceutical giant led to a buyers’ club for cystic fibrosis drugs in the UK

Better patient compliance could save millions

Digital medicine could provide the answer to the costly questions of patient compliance and failure to follow medical advice correctly

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

Pill journey along complex supply chains

New technologies, such as the cloud and artificial intelligence, have transformed pharmaceutical supply chains from materials supplier to manufacturer, wholesaler to pharmacy and on to patients

How to make sure patients take their medicine

Medication adherence is one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century, with up to half of all medicines prescribed for long-term conditions not taken as intended

Dispensing should not be a pharmacist’s only task

Technologies such as smart dispensing robots are delivering increased speed, accuracy and security as well as freeing up pharmacists to offer health advice to patients

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