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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

The international community must step up and conclude a protocol that could clamp down on tobacco sales outside the regulated supply chain.

Stop illicit tobacco tradeSubscription

The international community must step up and conclude a protocol that could clamp down on tobacco sales outside the regulated supply chain.

The new UK government’s ambitions for a seven-day NHS will need more than a cash injection and unprecedented efficiency savings. In the image, the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron

New government must keep its word on the NHSSubscription

The new UK government’s ambitions for a seven-day NHS will need more than a cash injection and unprecedented efficiency savings.

Feature

Coordinated action is needed to combat the epidemic of falsified medicines that is sweeping the globe. In the image, a Chinese policeman walks over 50 tonnes of counterfeit medicine that is about to be destroyed.

Pharmaceutical fakes: a dangerous pandemicSubscription

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A unified authentication system is needed to combat the massive trade in counterfeit medicines. 

Q&A

Chris McGuigan, Chairman of the new Life Sciences Hub Wales and professor of medicinal chemistry at Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chris McGuigan: driving drug developmentSubscription

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Chris McGuigan, chairman of the Life Sciences Hub Wales, discusses the business side of research, his proudest invention and what the future holds for innovation in Wales.

CPD article

Stroke accounts for 9% of deaths globally and is the second most common cause of death after ischaemic heart disease. In the image, Coloured magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scan of haemorrhagic stroke damage

Stroke: latest treatment options in acute managementSubscription

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With 1.9 million neurons lost each minute a stroke is untreated, rapid diagnosis and management is essential.

Careers

Lindsay Smith has been lead pharmacist in emergency medicine at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for two years

Resolving issues with medicines in A&E departmentsSubscription

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Lindsay Smith has been lead pharmacist in emergency medicine at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for two years. She describes what the role involves and why it suits her.

News

Pass rates for the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment vary widely across UK schools of pharmacy, and the gap between universities has widened over the past four years

Pass rates for GPhC registration exam vary between universitiesSubscription

Pass rates for the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration assessment vary widely across UK schools of pharmacy, and the gap has widened over the past four years.

Pharmaceutical companies could be paid a lump sum to reward them for developing successful new antibiotics under proposals designed by the UK Independent Review of Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by economist Jim O'Neill, pictured

UK unveils plans to make antibiotic R&D more attractive for the pharmaceutical industrySubscription

Pharmaceutical companies could be paid a lump sum to reward them for developing successful new antibiotics under proposals designed to ‘de-link’ the profitability of a new drug from its sales volume and make research and development a viable proposition.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

23/30 May 2015, Vol 294, No 7863/4

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With 1.9 million neurons lost each minute a stroke is untreated, rapid diagnosis and management is essential.

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