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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Changes to the pre-registration assessment will ensure trainees can apply their knowledge in practice using a wide range of resources

Testing applied knowledge in the registration assessment is a welcome moveSubscription

Changes to the pre-registration assessment will ensure trainees can apply their knowledge in practice using a wide range of resources.

Feature

Global spread of clinical trials

Clinical research: Regulatory uncertainty hits drug trials in IndiaSubscription

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An avalanche of reforms to rules governing the conduct of clinical trials in India has led to an exodus of drug companies and research organisations.

Comment

Through poor practices, the pharmaceutical industry is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance instead of helping to solve it. In the image, chemical waste seeps into a stream

How the pharmaceutical industry is contributing to antimicrobial resistanceSubscription

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Through poor practices, the pharmaceutical industry is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance instead of helping to solve it.

Learning article

Deep vein thrombosis

Low molecular weight heparins for treating venous thromboembolismSubscription

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How to start patients on these common injected anticoagulants and optimise treatment.

Careers

Pharmacists with their eye on a good or excellent rating from the pharmacy inspector may benefit from a refit

Design features to consider before refitting your pharmacySubscription

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Pharmacists with their eye on a good or excellent rating from the pharmacy inspector may benefit from a refit, finds Ailsa Colquhoun.

News

Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that information about patients’ medicines should ideally be shared within 24 hours to maintain patient safety. In the image, GP consulting with patient

Healthcare professionals urged to share information about patients’ medicinesSubscription

Information about a patient’s medicines should be shared by health and social care staff when that person moves from one care setting to another, urges new guidance.

US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new intravenous antibacterial product, Avycaz to treat intra-abdominal infections and urinary tract infections (pictured)

US FDA approves antibiotic combination with new beta-lactamase inhibitorSubscription

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new intravenous antibacterial product, Avycaz, which contains ceftazidime and a new beta-lactamase inhibitor, avibactam.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

14 March 2015, Vol 294, No 7853

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An avalanche of reforms to rules governing the conduct of clinical trials in India has led to an exodus of drug companies and research organisations.

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YOUR RPS

An NHS hospital trust in north-east England now insists that its clinical pharmacists hold an independent prescribing qualification.

Why this NHS hospital trust asks all its clinical pharmacists to become independent prescribersSubscription

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An NHS hospital trust in north-east England now insists that its clinical pharmacists hold an independent prescribing qualification. Stephen Robinson finds out why.

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