OTC

It’s a kid thing

The pharmacy team is ideally placed to help parents tackle some of the health concerns that arise during childhood.

Hayfever: Clearing the air

Nearly 18 million Britons now suffer from hayfever – and numbers are continuing to rise sharply.

Giving skincare a makeover

We review the medicated skincare category

OTC treatment of haemorrhoids

Alan Nathan summarises the contents and mode of action, and use of OTC haemorrhoid preparations

Taking a pain check

We round up of the latest news in the topical analgesics and joint care category

Hear and now

With record numbers of people being diagnosed with hearing loss, pharmacists are in an ideal position to help and advise.

Skin deep

Around three-quarters of people with a skin condition treat it themselves, giving pharmacies a huge to get more involved

Skincare

This team training learning module focuses on common skincare conditions.

Action on taboos

How can pharmacy teams help tackle the taboos surrounding some women’s intimate health issues?

First aid & wound care: Sounding the alarm

It is important that pharmacists know when to raise the alarm if leg ulcers aren’t healing as expected

Baby talk...

Some women sail through their pregnancy with no problems at all, while others suffer a range of health problems

What to expect when expecting

Pregnancy is the ideal time for pharmacy teams to develop a long-term relationship with parents.

Smoke alarm

Fewer people are using local stop smoking services. We consider how pharmacy teams might counter the effects of this dangerous trend

OTC treatment of colic and infant pain

Colic is a distressing condition for babies and parents alike, although the causes remain unknown. Alan Nathan explains how OTC medicines can be used to ease symptoms

All in the head

Many people visit pharmacies asking about headaches, so it’s essential that teams can give the best possible advice.

Headache and migraine

This team training learning module focuses on headaches and migraines.

Sense checks

We shed some light on the health checks and diagnostics market

Women's woes

The pharmacy team is perfectly placed to help women tackle common health problems.

Targeting the pain relief market

We round up the latest news from the OTC pain relief market

Child & teenage health

One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem due to the pressures that come with being a teenager

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