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The RPS has recently undertaken its biggest campaign at the Westminster political party conferences, engaging with politicians and other stakeholders. In the image, Jane Ellison, Sibby Buckle, Lord Adebowale and Daniel Mortimer

RPS getting involved at the UK political party conferences

Royal Pharmaceutical Society representatives provide a round-up of pharmacy highlights at the political party conferences this year.

Artist Damien Hirst intends to open a new restaurant called “pharmacy2” in London in 2016 after he faced legal difficulties with his first “Pharmacy” restaurant, which opened in 1998. In the image, a picture of Pharmacy Bar and Restaurant in Notting Hill

Damien Hirst, Pharmacy and the 1968 Medicines Act

Artist Damien Hirst intends to open a new restaurant called “pharmacy2” in London in 2016. Szu Wong recalls the legal difficulties he ran into with his first “Pharmacy” restaurant, which he opened in 1998.

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World AIDS Day

Ongoing stigma against HIV will undo medical advances

Great progress has been made in many countries to tackle the HIV epidemic. A newly diagnosed patient with access to the latest antiretroviral therapy (ART) can hope to have a normal life expectancy. Yet, over 30 years since the emergence of the virus, and 27 years since the first World’s AIDS Day, much more needs to done to bring these advances to developing countries and to reach groups at high risk of HIV transmission. One of the biggest barriers to achieving this aim is the stigma that is still rife in many countries.

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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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