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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

The position of Chief Scientific Adviser for the European Commission held by Anne Glover has been scrapped, but Europe needs independent scientific advice

Europe needs independent scientific inputSubscription

The new European Commission President is reconsidering how he receives scientific advice.

Time to fast-track the fight against HIVSubscription

There are considerable challenges to address if global HIV/AIDS aspirations are to be accelerated.

Feature

Cancer genome sequencing and screening for mutations in tumours could be the route to customised drug treatments for cancer

Sequencing cancer genomes to tailor treatments to individual patientsSubscription

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Screening for hundreds of mutations in tumours is the most promising route to customised drug treatments for cancer.

CPD article

Giardia protozoan parasite (pictured) is the cause of the giardiasis infection, usually contracted by drinking contaminated water

Assessing suspected food poisoning cases in the UKSubscription

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With more than 20,000 patients hospitalised in the UK each year because of food poisoning, quick assessment is essential.

Careers

Career change - moving from the community pharmacy to the hospital pharmacy sector

Changing sector — transferring from community to hospital pharmacySubscription

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You have been working in community pharmacy for a few years but are keen to switch to the hospital sector. How likely are you to get the job that you want — and how can you improve your chances of success?

The Pharmaceutical Journal

6/13 December 2014, Vol 293, No 7839/40

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Screening for hundreds of mutations in tumours is the most promising route to customised drug treatments for cancer.

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Andrea Smith, Scottish Pharmacy Board member and national clinical lead (pharmacy) for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme

Communicate to make care saferSubscription

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Better communication between pharmacists and GPs is crucial to improving patient safety, says Andrea Smith, Scottish Pharmacy Board member and national clinical lead (pharmacy) for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

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