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7 June 2014, Vol 292, No 7813

Editorial

A weighty problem

New figures published in The Lancet last week show that the proportion of adults in the world who are overweight or obese increased between 1980 and 2013 from 29% to 37% in men and from 30% to 38% in women. Similarly, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development suggest that most people in the world’s most developed nations and emerging economies are overweight or obese.

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    Feature

    Conterfeit medicines

    Taking stock of counterfeit medicinesSubscription

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    Criminals who trade in fake medicines are finding ever more sophisticated ways to infiltrate legitimate supply chains. And pharmaceutical companies and regulators are developing ways to stop them.

    Comment

    Counterfeit medicines

    What the EU has proposed for spotting fake medicinesSubscription

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    RPS head of public affairs Charles Willis looks at what implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines directive means for pharmacists 

    Learning article

    Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patientSubscription

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    A 70-year-old, 47kg woman was admitted via the accident and emergency department with a 14-day history of diarrhoea with recent urge incontinence, cramping abdominal pain and three episodes of vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with amoebic dysentery. Read on to learn about the patient’s signs and symptoms.

    CAREER

    Jonathan Burton

    Appraisal at a senior levelSubscription

    By Jeff Mills

    Jonathan Burton tells Jeff Mills how he is sharing his experience of RPS Faculty assessment with his pharmacy employees

    The Pharmaceutical Journal

    7 June 2014, Vol 292, 7813

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    Criminals who trade in fake medicines are finding ever more sophisticated ways to infiltrate legitimate supply chains. And pharmaceutical companies and regulators are developing ways to stop them …

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    YOUR RPS

    E-cigarettes

     In a letter signed by researchers and public health specialists the World Health Organisation was asked to “resist the urge to control and suppress e- cigarettes”. Richard Evans, vice-chairman of the Welsh Pharmacy Board was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and BBC Wales Today. Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, Evans said: “At the moment the products that are on the market — we don’t know what standard they are. They can vary from product to product — there is no uniformity.” 

    Daily Mail

    27 May 2014 — The Daily Mail reported how the potency of daily medication can be affected by sickness or diarrhoea.

    Yours Magazine

    May 2014 — Yours Magazine interviewed English Pharmacy Board vice-chairman Ash Soni for a feature called “Making the most of your medicines”. 

    Counterfeit medicines

    What the EU has proposed for spotting fake medicinesSubscription

    By

    RPS head of public affairs Charles Willis looks at what implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines directive means for pharmacists