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Topic: Medicines management - Primary Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to recent research.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
People who complain of myalgia caused by statins may be suffering from a genetic problem, according to a recent paper published in the European Heart Journal.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Data analysis of patients’ prescriptions dispensed at a regional chain of community pharmacies found that 40% of patients who are prescribed statins never return for a second prescription.
Category: Have You Heard
Sunday, 12 March 2017
A useful free infographic provides international data on cardiovascular drug adherence. Although the UK lags behind other European countries, it has better adherence rates than the USA, Australia and a number of South American countries.
Category: Have You Heard
Monday, 12 September 2016
The ‘Year of Care’ is a systematic approach to managing long-term conditions, focused on personalised care planning where patients work with the clinician to agree goals, identify support needs, develop and implement action plans, and monitor progress. This article reports the learning from implementing ‘Year of Care’ in primary care practices in Leeds.
Category: Editorial

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