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Hi-tech and low-tech applications for origami

Using basic paper folds to make intricate designs has a wide range of scientific applications, including making paper batteries and origami stents.

Pharmacist in Homeopatic pharmacy Varanasi Benares India

Selling homeopathy undermines pharmacists as evidence-based practitioners

At a recent debate at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference, pharmacists discussed whether homeopathic medicines should be sold from community pharmacies.

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RPS annual conference 2015

Crowd gathers at the opening of the RPS Conference 2015

The 2015 Annual Conference (13–14 September 2015 at the ICC Birmingham) focuses on improved service delivery in pharmacy, clinical excellence and educational reform. Through four conference themes, delegates will engage in sessions that explore important issues that affect pharmacy, while showcasing innovation and best practice.

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A reference you need

British National Formulary, 70th edition

Up-to-date, practical guidance on prescribing, dispensing, administering medicines and current best practice relating to the uses of medicines, as well as legal and professional guidelines.

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Step into the limelight – pharmacists to take the lead in advancing the management of acid reflux

31 MAR 2015

So, step into the limelight!  In this article we review the current thinking in the management of heartburn and acid reflux in community pharmacies, and provide guidance and practical tools for the entire pharmacy team to support a customer-centric approach to care.

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Reader's comment

The ongoing negotiations in a similar deal, the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU are also being held in secret are something we in the UK should be very wary about. Intellectual property and medicinal regulation are also being discussed which means we should take interest but the lack of attention in the mainstream media and clandestine nature of the talks prove there are things the lobbyists and negotiators don't want us to know about.

Mark Bury Free trade agreements play a dangerous game with public health