How Finland uses community pharmacy to support asthmatics

  THIS blog was conceived when I read about the key findings in the Finnish asthma strategy between 1994 and 2004. The results from the Finnish study were very interesting. Not only in Finland did they review their current multidisciplinary practice through various funded educational interventions they also brought community pharmacy into the fold. So, the…

A pharmacist/GP collaboration in asthma/COPD

  WE decided to explore the benefit of community pharmacists in GP practices, so we involved a community pharmacist (i.e. me!) in chronic disease management clinics within a GP surgery. Pharmacists and general practitioners have similar common interests. They both want to treat and manage illnesses. They also both have a strong desire to provide…

Viruses and the future of treatment

  AN epidemic of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in Asia during 2003 and the influenza virus A (H1N1) pandemic in 2009 were a clear indication that viruses and viral diseases were back on the global stage, and they certainly drew the attention of scientists and the general public alike. Unfortunately, viruses are still in the news…