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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2009

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  • Book review: Crime scene to court: the essentials of forensic science Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 14:46

    Written by some of the best forensic scientists the UK has ever produced‘Crime scene to court: the essentials of forensic science’, 2nd edition, edited by P. C. White. Pp xxii+451. Price £ 27.95. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2004. ISBN 0 85404 656 9

  • Book review: Oxford handbook of complementary medicine Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 14:41

    Quick guide for use in the pharmacy‘Oxford handbook of complementary medicine’, by Edzard Ernst, Max H. Pittler, Barbara Wider and Kate Boddy. Pp xiii+424. Price £29.95. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2008. ISBN 978 0 19 920677 3

  • Book review: Clarke’s analytical forensic toxicology Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 14:37

    Invaluable reference‘Clarke’s analytical forensic toxicology’, edited by Sue Jickells and Adam Negrusz. Pp 672. Price £39.95. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2008. ISBN 978 0 85369 705 3

  • Book review: Martindale’s drugs restricted in sport pocket companion Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 14:30

    Essential for those involved in the care of athletes‘Martindale’s drugs restricted in sport pocket companion’, 2nd edition, edited by Sean C. Sweetman. Pp 528. Price £19.95. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2009. ISBN 978 0 85369 870 8

  • European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (AGM 2009)

    31 JUL 2009 14:04

    People in Europe are living longer, but how will this impact on the financing of health systems? Gareth Malson reportsAs the European population ages, it will give rise to new health challengesDeregulation of pharmacy ownership in Norway 

  • Tamiflu 75mg on a computer keyboard

    Lloydspharmacy offers advance Tamiflu supplies Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 13:55

    Lloydspharmacy is offering advance supplies of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) through online private prescriptions, a service deemed unnecessary by both the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency.

  • Swine flu cases appear to plateau in the UK as school holidays start Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 13:37

    Cases of swine influenza may have plateaued in the UK, says the Health Protection Agency.The agency also reports that GP consultation rates in England show a small decrease, coinciding with the start of school holidays and the introduction of the national pandemic flu service.

  • It is necessary to move beyond a definition of “value” that is limited by financial and clinical constructs (Markgab/Dreamstime.com)

    What is the value of medicines and innovation for the patient? Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 13:34

    There has been a lot of policy discussion around the question of “value” in relation to pharmaceutical products and other interventions.

  • Rational drug design — designing a molecule that binds to a target Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 12:05

    In the second part of our science article on rational drug design, Adam Todd, Roz Anderson and Paul W. Groundwater describe how a molecule that binds to a target is designed, using angiotensin-converting enzyme as a worked example to illustrate the process 

  • Clinical budget

    An example of problems that arise from clinical trials and how to avoid them Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 11:42

    Diane Whitham, Paul Silcocks, William Whitehouse, Sheila Hodgson and Helen Sammons explain how their clinical trial became three years overdue and £230,000 over budget, and suggest ways in which this sort of problem could be avoided in future 

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