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Community pharmacy, also known as retail pharmacy, is the most common type of pharmacy that allows the public access to their medications and advice about their health. Traditionally known as a chemist, it is the healthcare facility that is responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical service to a specific community group or region.
Law to restrict cold medicines well on it's way

Law to restrict cold medicines well on it's way

Single prenatal dose of methamphetamine enough to cause long-term neurodevelopmental problems in babies

Single prenatal dose of methamphetamine enough to cause long-term neurodevelopmental problems in babies

Unprecedented industry-backed laws limit public safety

Unprecedented industry-backed laws limit public safety

Analysis of the Phase I/II clinical trial of HIV drug candidate PA-457

Analysis of the Phase I/II clinical trial of HIV drug candidate PA-457

New program will help fill a drug-discovery void as pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned natural products research

New program will help fill a drug-discovery void as pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned natural products research

Single dose of antibiotics may be just as effective as multiple doses in preventing infections after an appendectomy

Single dose of antibiotics may be just as effective as multiple doses in preventing infections after an appendectomy

Keap1 protein - a promising new target for drugs to fight many different kinds of cancer

Keap1 protein - a promising new target for drugs to fight many different kinds of cancer

New topical pain cream, Maxilene, eases procedural pain

New topical pain cream, Maxilene, eases procedural pain

AstraZeneca announces U.S. labeling change to Iressa (gefitinib tablets)

AstraZeneca announces U.S. labeling change to Iressa (gefitinib tablets)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society responds to over the counter medication report

Royal Pharmaceutical Society responds to over the counter medication report

Combination of over-the-counter pharmacy drugs and prescription drugs dangerous

Combination of over-the-counter pharmacy drugs and prescription drugs dangerous

Doctors call for education programmes for health professionals and patients about available over-the-counter (OTC) medicines

Doctors call for education programmes for health professionals and patients about available over-the-counter (OTC) medicines

Researchers resurrect old technology to quickly and accurately identify deadly bacterial infections in hospital patients

Researchers resurrect old technology to quickly and accurately identify deadly bacterial infections in hospital patients

Claritin's switch to OTC status meant fewer prescriptions

Claritin's switch to OTC status meant fewer prescriptions

Prototype drug shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for SARS

Prototype drug shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for SARS

Most doctors and patients misbelieve that a nebulizer is more effective than an inhaler for asthma

Most doctors and patients misbelieve that a nebulizer is more effective than an inhaler for asthma

Researcher develops compounds to control bacteria

Researcher develops compounds to control bacteria

Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients admitted to hospital

Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients admitted to hospital

Lafora disease can be caused by mutations in a gene that regulates the concentration of the protein laforin

Lafora disease can be caused by mutations in a gene that regulates the concentration of the protein laforin

Nearly one out of two visits to a doctor's office for help with a sleep disorder result in the prescription of potentially addictive medications

Nearly one out of two visits to a doctor's office for help with a sleep disorder result in the prescription of potentially addictive medications