Medicines update

New evidence suggests the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate supplementation could significantly reduce join space narrowing in the knees, while a new inhaler is set to boost pharmacy’s role in asthma management.

Supplement findings welcomed

The Complementary Healthcare Council has welcomed recent research finding daily supplementation with glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate may significantly reduce joint space narrowing (JSN) in the knees.

A double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial of 605 participants (aged 45-75 years) found a