The Pharmaceutical Journal’s most read opinion pieces of 2016

| December 15, 2016

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the major world events that happened in 2016 was the UK referendum in June 2016 on whether to leave the EU. In the lead up to the vote, we published a head to head piece airing the views of the “remain” and “leave” camps on how Brexit will change healthcare, science and research. Defining clinical pharmacy: a new paradigm . In the constantly evolving world of pharmacy, terms and buzzwords come and go. The authors of this piece looks at the change in practice of pharmacy in recent decades and suggests a new definition for the term clinical pharmacy.

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