Pain is one of the biggest sectors in pharmacy, with analgesics the top selling OTC product category.1 Common types of pain that cause customers to seek pharmacy treatment are migraine, backache and toothache.2 It’s important to ensure your team give the best possible advice on pain treatment, to demonstrate the value of a pharmacy visit.
If you’d like to expand or refresh your own clinical understanding of pain management, here are some good Continuing Professional Development links and additional resources to help you keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and practice.
Pain Clinic training guide
With recent clinical data available about the efficacy and safety of OTC pain relief, there is now a need to re-evaluate the advice you give people to ensure it is up to date.
Expert Opinion: Muscle, Joint and Back Pain.
It’s time for pharmacies to think bones and joints. Professor Anthony Woolf, Chairman of the Bone and Joint Decade (2010-20) International Coordinating Council (ICC) believes that pharmacies are ideally placed to take a more proactive approach to bone and joint health.
NICE sprains and strains. Click to see the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary guidance.
NSAIDs: GI, CV and renal safety. Click to see the NICE guidance on NSAID use.