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The literature concerning the effectiveness of community pharmacy-based interventions is notable for its lack of high quality randomised studies. The publication by Elliott et al1 of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the effectiveness of the New Medicine Service (NMS—a service designed to improve adherence to newly prescribed medications for long-term conditions) is therefore welcome.
The paper states that ‘the study is reported according to Consolidated Standards of Reporting …
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