Relative risks, Absolute problems

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS A news article in the Pharmaceutical Journal online caught my attention. The news relates to a Cochrane review which indicated that “relative risk reduction should not be reported alone when communicating information about health interventions’ since they do not allow a fair comparison of benefits and harms”. I couldn’t agree more. […]

Synchronised Swimming?

by Kazeem Olalekan I read with interest this recent news article in the PJ which suggests that Rowlands Pharmacy has decided “to split the current role of its superintendent in two, with externally focused duties separated from statutory duties”. This structure clearly mirrors the changes the profession is going through and chimes with the call […]

Medicines “Amnesty”

The above news article on the i-paper (link) yesterday caught our attention. It urges patients to bring old or unused medicines for safe disposal at Lloyds pharmacy. This is on the back of a research conducted for Lloyds pharmacy which concluded that 1 in 4 people have taken or applied medicine that they later discovered […]