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  1. Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership

    Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership
    • The pharmaceutical industry (big pharma) is consistently making headlines for better or worse, and we decided to find out a little bit more. Last year, Assured Pharmacy took a look at the landscape of the pharmaceutical industry based on the 10 biggest players in the game with some interesting results. This year, with no update in sight we...
  2. Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?

    Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?
      The use of Viagra has moved on from being a godsend treatment for older men suffering from erectile dysfunction, today there is a culture of young men taking Viagra recreationally in the hopes of having better sexual experiences or avoiding any embarrassing mishaps in the bedroom (i.e the fear of not being able to get it up). But is...
  3. How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment

    How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment
      Nobody enjoys being ill, especially during the winter when it can be a struggle to get warm at the best of times.  Most of the time, a scratchy throat and blocked nose can be explained by the common cold virus, and you should be back to normal within a week. However, there are times that it can be difficult...
  4. The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter

    The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter
    Winter is only just around the corner, and it’s the season for cold weather, festivities, and wrapping up warm. But before you start getting cosy and turning up the thermostat at home, there’s something else you should think about first. Winter is also the season that flu is rife. The common viruses spread easy in cold temperatures, and flu season...
  5. What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?

    What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?
      Finasteride for hair loss is taken to restore lost hair, to give you a fuller, more lustrous look. It’s taken long term to retain this regrowth, but what happens if you stop taking this drug, will your hair remain the same?  Not quite, finasteride is the type of medicine that works for as long as it is taken, and...
  6. What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?

    What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?
      Brexit has been looming for a while now but the pressure has increased in recent weeks as we approach the deadline and concerns over the supply of medicine rise. A report was released recently detailing what could happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Yellowhammer report suggests there could be disruptions to the supply of medicine...
  7. Smoking Prevalence in UK Films

    Smoking Prevalence in UK Films
    With it being Stoptober this month (a campaign to help smokers quit the habit for 28 days and beyond), we’re looking at how the media has or hasn’t contributed to the number of people smoking in our society by researching the level of exposure to the British audience.   From James Bond to the Marvel franchise, some of our most...
  8. HIV statistics UK 2019 - HIV Diagnosis Figures

    HIV statistics UK 2019 - HIV Diagnosis Figures
    On 03/09/2019, Public Health England (PHE) published the latest data sets for HIV trends. These included figures from the beginning of January 2018 to the end of December 2018, as well as the trends for previous years, dating back to 2009. Whilst we were unable to analyse the data in terms of upper-tier local authorities (UTLA) as we did...
  9. Do You Know About Your Summary Care Record?

    Do You Know About Your Summary Care Record?
    A Summary Care Record (SCR) is something that is assigned to you at birth and holds some important information about you, but many people don’t know what it is. With the new GPhC regulations coming into force for online prescribing you may be hearing about your Summary Care Record a lot more, particularly if you buy your medication online...
  10. Changes to Online Prescribing: What This Means For You

    Changes to Online Prescribing: What This Means For You
    Please note that from August 2nd 2019 we will no longer be able to supply the following medication online Zolpidem Zopiclone Codeine Co-Codamol Co-dydramol DF118 Forte Dihydrocodeine Kapake Remedeine Solpadol Zapain If you are concerned about gaining access to these medications we strongly recommend you contact your GP immediately. The information below is designed to give you a greater...

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