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These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website  (‘The Pharmaceutical Journal ’), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of The Pharmaceutical Journal includes accessing, browsing, posting, linking to or registering to use our site.


Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use The Pharmaceutical Journal ,as these will apply to your use of The Pharmaceutical Journal . We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

Access to and use of The Pharmaceutical Journal constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions and your agreement to comply with them.

INFORMATION ABOUT US is a site operated by PJ Publications (“We”). We are the wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society incorporated by Royal Charter in England and Wales under company number RC00079 and have our registered office at 1 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7JN.

We operate and run under the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmaceutical Press Limited who are resisted and incorporated in England and Wales with company number 07165037.

No part of The Pharmaceutical Journal service may be reproduced or distributed in any material form or medium other than in accordance with the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) without the permission of the publisher.

The Pharmaceutical Journal contains copyrighted and other intellectual property rights. The Pharmaceutical Journal, the site and the material published on it (including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics and software) is owned by or licensed to us. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. No right, title or interest in any content of The Pharmaceutical Journal is transferred or licensed to you as a result of your use of the website.


You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. The Pharmaceutical Journal You may retrieve and display the content on a computer screen in accordance with your licence. You may print, but not subsequently photocopy, one copy of any individual file on paper and may store a single copy of any file in electronic form, but not on any server or any other storage device connected to a network where the pages could be accessed by anyone other than you other than in accordance with their licence. Other than for private use, you may not download or copy, store in any medium (including any other web site), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, modify, show in public or make commercial or business use of any part of The Pharmaceutical Journal  without the prior written consent of the publisher. By accessing The Pharmaceutical Journal you agree not to use the content for any illegal or improper purpose.

If you wish to republish or redistribute the content, please contact Any uses and or copies of any part of The Pharmaceutical Journal, and the URL http://www.pharmaceutical-journal .com must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title.


If you are provided with, a username login and password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any username login or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at

You may create weblinks to The Pharmaceutical Journal content, but we reserve the right to withdraw such permission without explanation or notice if in our judgement use of such links is excessive or inappropriate. Other users might not be able to access linked content unless they have registered and/or subscribed. If you create weblinks you must ensure that nothing on your website describes or implies that any part of The Pharmaceutical Journal  is part of your website. Any page or file must be called in a new browser window with its URL displayed.

Where The Pharmaceutical Journal  contains links to other websites and resources operated or provided by parties who are wholly separate. Links to all third party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will launch new browser windows displaying the third party’s website URL. These links are provided for convenience and reference only and we are not responsible in any way for the content, operation or availability of such websites. The Pharmaceutical Journal has no control over the contents of third party sites or resources. You accept that after you leave The Pharmaceutical Journal  (whether knowingly or not), we are not responsible in any way for any material that you encounter and we exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise with respect to or as a result of such material causing any damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.


You must read and agree to follow these guidelines before you can use any of the interactive elements of  The Pharmaceutical Journal . By reading  these  Pharmaceutical Journal terms and conditions this indicates that you agree to these guidelines.  

You agree not to post anything that denigrates any person or their views, or which is, or may be perceived to be, obscene, libellous, in some other way illegal (for example, inciteful of racial or religious hatred), incomprehensible, rude, abusive or offensive, or which constitutes an advertisement.

You agree that you will ensure that all information you have placed in your profile in order to gain access to the interactive parts of  The Pharmaceutical Journal  is true, accurate and complete.

You agree that your real name will be published alongside your comment, and that your comment may be selected to feature in the “From  The Pharmaceutical Journal ” panel that occasionally appears in the print edition of The Pharmaceutical Journal.

You accept that we have the right to remove from The Pharmaceutical Journal any posting you make that contravenes this agreement or that we are required to remove for legal reasons. However, you accept that once your comment has been posted you will not remove it unless we agree. This is to maintain the integrity of the discussions because someone may reply to your post and its removal may render that reply meaningless.

You agree that you will only make original submissions and will not include anything that infringes anybody else’s intellectual property rights.

You agree that if you fail to honour this agreement, we may terminate your interactive rights.


We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to The Pharmaceutical Journal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access The Pharmaceutical Journal through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.


Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

The content should is provided and should only be used for general information and use and not by way of specific recommendation or advice. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our site. We take all reasonable care, but we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, performance or fitness for particular purpose of the content or the website, nor do we endorse or accept any responsibility for any views, advice, recommendations or opinions expressed on the website. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.


We do not give any warranty or guarantee in respect of the content of the website, including without limitation any warranty that the website is free from viruses or other contamination or that the website is compatible with any computer system, software and browser. We do not warrant or guarantee that The Pharmaceutical Journal will not contain material that should only be seen by adults or which you might deem objectionable, or that the functions or services performed by The Pharmaceutical Journal will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the service or any parts thereof will be corrected. All implied warranties are excluded save if and to the extent that they may not lawfully be excluded.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to The Pharmaceutical Journal , the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use The Pharmaceutical Journal will cease immediately.


Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

You use the service and the information and material on The Pharmaceutical Journal at your own risk. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use the website or content or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using the website or content. In no event shall The Pharmaceutical Journal or the service providers be liable to anyone for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions with respect to any information or material or the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, for any damage arising or occasioned , or the results obtained from the use of any information or material.


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We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that the information contained in The Pharmaceutical Journal is identical to that found in any printed PJ publications, and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has no duty to update the information contained on The Pharmaceutical Journal to correct errors or otherwise.

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Please check these terms and conditions to ensure you understand the terms and conditions which will apply at that time.


These terms and conditions of use, subject matter and formation are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. By accessing The Pharmaceutical Journal you agree to accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with these terms or your use of the website.


To contact us please visit our Contact us page.

These terms and conditions were most recently updated on 05/05/2014

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