Cough is among the most common conditions for which patients seek the advice of community pharmacists. Most cases of acute cough are a symptom of an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) caused by one of many specialised viral pathogens. 1,706 more words
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Caution is required when prescribing or dispensing long-acting beta agonists to manage airways diseases, such as asthma.
Around 5.4 million adults and children in the UK have asthma, a common respiratory condition involving inflammation of the airways. 1,676 more words
Around 12,500 strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) in the UK each year, and 7,100 of these are preventable with appropriate anticoagulation. Four new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available in the UK in addition to warfarin. 262 more words