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Bill Scott

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Scottish Government

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  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    30 JUN 2017

    “Of all the possessions a friend is the most precious” — Herodotus. Anyone who was a friend of Professor Peter Noyce would readily agree that Peter was indeed a most precious friend. He was always there for you in your time of need, was non-judgemental, gave very sound advice and counsel, and was great company with a dry sense of wit and good humour. His achievements in the pharmaceutical profession are legendary and his influence throughout the pharmacy world was a major factor in dev

  • A matter of concernSubscription

    PJ, 3 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7808

    The decision of several pharmacy chains and some community pharmacies to start selling and promoting e-cigarettes is a matter of concern. The General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards make it clear that the health, safety and well-being of patients must be the first concern for pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists when deciding which products and services to supply in a pharmacy. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must also take this into account when giving advice and inf

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