What a great idea: Find the carers, help the patients

by Kazeem Olalekan The announcement that Sainsbury’s pharmacists are being encouraged to identify carers and signpost them to local care organisations (1) is a great idea which we welcome at bookapharmacist.com. The idea works on a number of levels: It will encourage pharmacist engagement with this group of customers. It will ultimately mean that those […]

Drug Safety Update – Atypical femoral fractures with Bisphosphonates

Atypical femoral fractures have been reported rarely with bisphosphonate therapy, mainly in patients receiving long-term treatment for osteoporosis. Discontinuation of bisphosphonate therapy in patients suspected to have an atypical femur fracture should be considered while they are evaluated, and should be based on an assessment of the benefits and risks of treatment. The need to […]