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Market monitor: February

Product updates from Training Matters.

No smoke without fire

Smoking rates may be falling, but with over six million adults still engaging in the habit, there’s still plenty of work to be done to reduce what are, after all, preventable illnesses and deaths.

Services setback

Cuts in public health funding have left sexual health and contraception services in crisis. How can community pharmacy bear the load?

A helping hand

Over half of all mental health conditions start before the age of 14. Pharmacies are ideally placed to inform parents and families about mental wellness and swiftly signpost them to expert support.

New year, new you

NiQuitin’s New Year, New You campaign focuses on the testimonial of a real ex-smoker, Christina, who quit using a combination of NiQuitin patches and mini lozenges.

The guru is back

Deep Relief is returning to the small screen over seven weeks from mid-February to 7 April 2019.

Feet first

Scholl is joining forces with the College of Podiatry to raise awareness of foot health.

Market monitor: January

Product updates from Training Matters. 

Winter wonderland

As the seasons change, so will the type of advice and product recommendations that pharmacy teams offer to customers to help them get through the winter months unscathed.

Barriers to breast screening

Breast screening may be uncomfortable but it’s one means of reducing deaths from breast cancer, and pharmacy teams can help women access information.

Banging, thumping, blinding

When is a headache more than just a headache? Find out how to tell the differences, what to advise and when to refer. 

Burning questions

In many cases there are simple solutions to manage and prevent gut complaints, and seeking advice early gives the best chance of successful treatment for serious conditions.

Sore throat threat

RB is working to help tackle antimicrobial resistance with the launch of a new campaign to highlight that a pharmacist is best placed to help with sore throats.

Bread ahead

Juvela gluten free mixes and fresh, long-life and part-baked loaves and rolls have all been re-approved by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances.

Market monitor: December

Product updates from Training Matters.

Sound advice

The ears are an essential part of communication and balance, so it’s important to take good care of them, whatever the state of a person’s hearing.

Takeaway messages

The temptations of snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

Market monitor: November

Product updates from Training Matters.

Bring it all back

J Collis Browne’s Mixture is now back in stock, manufacturer Thornton & Ross has announced.

Famous faces fighting flu

To encourage more at-risk people to get vaccinated against flu this season, Sanofi Pasteur has partnered with ‘at-risk ambassadors’ to raise awareness of the importance of the flu vaccination.

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