Avoidable Blindness Comes Into Focus This October

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, about 80% of global blindness is avoidable. Avoidable blindness is defined as blindness that can be prevented or treated by known, cost-effective means. With the global burden of blindness growing, urgent intervention is needed to curb this trend. Blindness: the landscape There are an estimated 180 million people…

Protecting against eye strain

In 2016, we spend plenty of our time staring into glowing screens. Whether it’s our phones, tablets or televisions, or the many hours we sit in front of computer screens at work, our eyes are almost constantly operating at top efficiency for long periods of time. One of the more common side effects of this is…

Living with Muscular Dystrophy: Support and Care

There are many different suggested methods for what to do when your child or a loved one is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. It’s impossible to suggest that there is one single model for how to provide support and care. Each case is different and depends entirely on how serious the disease is; the social and…

Muscular Dystrophy unpacked

When referring to muscular dystrophy (MD), it’s common to think that it’s just one disease. However, MD refers to a group of different diseases that all have the same common baseline: progressive weakness of muscle, and loss of muscle mass. There is no cure for MD, but understanding the disease is one of the first…

Total Patient Care – Clinical services

The changing needs of patients, a difficult economic climate, shrinking margins and spiraling health care costs encouraged the pharmacist to investigate alternative streams of income, creating the perfect setting for a pharmacy clinic. Allegra believes that today, clinical services are a critical part in offering Total Patient Care. Pharmacists are in a unique position to…

Pharmacy Week – Pharmacy Revolution continued

To keep up with the evolution in healthcare the pharmacist’s role has been evolving from a primary focus of medication distribution to expanding into clinically orientated services. As a pharmacist you are the expert in the appropriate use of medication but you are also able to offer a wide range of clinical services in different…

Pharmacy Week – Dispensing Revolution

The world of pharmacy is changing daily!  Keeping up with the changing needs of your patients has become a full time job. Competition within the pharmacy space is rife.  Free deliveries and accounts are no longer enough to entice patients to your pharmacy.  With very little loyalty from patients, retaining them has become almost impossible…. Electronic marketing…