I would like a forum for pharmacy students to share ideas & have discussions around current medicine

by CALLUM WILSON 30 May 2018, 15:26

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I have much knowledge in medicines and would like to pass down my knowledge on to those who dont know of it yet, i feel there is not an appropriate place for members to have conversations around new advances in medicine or to debate MHRA changes such as Pfizer's approved proposal to make sildenifil OTC and only their brand can be sold this may indirectly extending the drugs patent or the risk of myopathy with the combination of amlodipine over 5mg and simvastatin over 20mg.

Is it right domperidone was made POM because of the risk of arrhythmias and sildenifil can be bought very easily now and that carries the risk of profound hypotension with various medications (nitrates: isosorbide mononitrate, GTN, nicorandil) (Atypical Antipsychotics: Quetiapine) alcohol and many others, Both should be POM in my opinion.

As we are the next generation of pharmacists i feel we should be having these debates and conversations to better prepare as for the careers we will embark on.