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Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment and is a common side effect of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as arthritis. Community pharmacists will see patients suffering with joint issues every day, most of whom are seeking analgesics to control the pain. Yet, simple painkillers are not without risk and ...

The Women’s Environmental Network (Wen) is launching the first ever Green Baby Day on 14 June, sponsored by Weleda. The day of action calls for a sustainable and toxic-free future for babies and children, their parents and carers. Green Baby Day aims to provide information to help families make healthy, eco-friendly and affordable choices to minimise exposure to harmful chemicals, ...

Burnout cases are rising and so is the demand for HCPs to provide self-management tools 71 million people in the UK suffer from fatigue and exhaustion[i], and when left untreated, this can develop into burnout. Burnout is defined as the ‘tipping’ point of total exhaustion, either physical, mental or a combination of both. The term is most commonly linked to ...

The number of people in the UK using drugs to combat anxiety is soaring, new research shows. So, what’s the alternative? As prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication soar and the nation’s dependence on medication increases, healthcare professionals look to alternative treatments which are clinically proven to be as effective. Anxiolytics use has increased in recent years – with a new study ...

News and views from the shop floor Deepak Bilakhia, Carrington Pharmacy At this moment in time, we are seeing good sales of vitamin D3, across all various strengths. This is unsurprising, given the role that vitamin D plays in contributing to the normal function of the immune system. Our best-seller, and the strength that we most often recommend to our ...

Half of European consumers are currently unsatisfied with their eye health and many are seeking support through nutrition and supplements, finds FMCG Gurus consumer insights. FMCG Gurus consumer insights found that a considerable proportion of consumers indicate that eyesight is something that is having an impact on their day to day and long-term quality of life. In 2022, over half ...

A new study protocol1 has been published on ClinicalTrials.gov detailing a trial initiated by Gnosis by Lesaffre partner Scotmann Pharmaceuticals, Pakistan, who will execute a large-scale, multi-centred study to examine the impact of the combination of Empagliflozin, an oral anti-diabetic, with vitamins K2 and D3 on various diabetic parameters, including quality-of-life. Scotmann Pharmaceuticals, Pakistan uses Gnosis by Lesaffre’s vitamin K2 MK7 ...

A new consumer survey has found an increased awareness of the uses and benefits of vitamin K2. The 2022 Supplement Consumer Survey indicates sales growth of vitamin K2, and identifies younger demographics seeking core benefits and focusing on branding ingredients. Conducted by Dynata in March 2022, and written and analysed by the Industry Transparency Center, the new survey features data ...

Solaray, the trusted No 1 for VMS in USA, Norway and Denmark since 1973, has launched its refreshed brand with defined categories, 23 new products and a focus on supporting independent health food stores and pharmacies to achieve their business ambitions. The brand’s “Live Brighter” message remains at the heart of the refresh campaign, supported by the new strapline “Solaray, ...

Lifeplan has announced the appointment of three new Board Directors to further strengthen its senior leadership team and to support its ongoing strategic growth plans. Manufacturing & Supply Chain Director Garry Gibbs joined Lifeplan in October 2021 from Bonds of London Confectionery where he was General Manager Manufacturing. Prior to this Garry held progressive manufacturing and supply chain roles with ...