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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

Pharmacists should not be made to enforce the collection of prescription charges

It shouldn't be up to pharmacists to check prescription eligibilitySubscription

Expecting pharmacists to enforce the collection of prescription charges cannot be considered a professional duty.

Feature

Bushmeat market in Africa. A separate Ebola outbreak in a rural region of the Democratic Republic of Congo in August 2014 was thought to have originated in a woman returning from an animal market, was identified and dealt with rapidly

Finding patient zero Subscription

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Advances in molecular techniques make it easier to track down the first patient to be infected with a disease while it is still useful.

Comment

The 23andMe personal genetic testing kit. Consumer genetic testing can be appropriate for certain situations, but for healthy people as a way to predict disease, it is imprecise and comes with numerous risks

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests should come with a health warningSubscription

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Genetic testing is appropriate in certain situations, but for healthy people as a way to predict disease, it is imprecise and comes with a number of risks.

CPD article

Avulsion (complete displacement) of a permanent tooth is a relatively common dental emergency.

Urgent action: replacing a lost toothSubscription

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A lost tooth is a common trauma that requires rapid action to maximise the chance of repair.

Careers

Independent prescriber Sue Oliver is pharmacist consultant on the Extended Primary Integrated Care (EPiC) pilot initiative

Relieving pressure from GPs by treating minor ailments in community pharmacySubscription

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The Extended Primary Integrated Care pilot initiative in Brighton and Hove allows community pharmacists to take referrals from GPs to treat minor ailments. Independent prescriber Sue Oliver is pharmacist consultant on the project.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

17 January 2015, Vol 294, No 7845

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Advances in molecular techniques make it easier to track down the first patient to be infected with a disease while it is still useful.

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Medicines optimisation, aimed to help pharmacists ensure that patients get the right medicine, improve patient outcomes and reduce waste, is finally gaining momentum

Medicines optimisation: more than a buzzword?Subscription

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The medicines optimisation agenda is finally gathering momentum nearly two years on from a major Royal Pharmaceutical Society report on the concept.

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