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The Pharmaceutical Journal

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Finding out what members want and need is vital for any membership body, and user data from our website will help us deliver more of what you want.

Proposals to amend legislation so that the playing field is levelled for all pharmacies to use centralised dispensing is the right move if pharmacists are to provide more clinical services. In the image, hands holding cogs

Execution is key when it comes to centralised dispensing in community pharmacySubscription

Proposals to amend legislation so that the playing field is levelled for all pharmacies to use centralised dispensing is the right move if pharmacists are to provide more clinical services.

Comment

Media reporting on attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has more often adopted a position of over diagnosis and over prescribing but the evidence does not stack up. In the image, a child with his head on the table in the midst of an active clas

A different perspective on why prescriptions of ADHD drugs have soaredSubscription

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Media concerns about the overdiagnosis and overmedication of ADHD are misguided.

The NHS needs to improve its record keeping and compliance if it is to avoid falling foul of good practice when working with the pharmaceutical industry. In the image, hospital sign stating excessive hospitality, conflict of interest and code of practice

How the NHS can avoid bad publicity when working with the pharmaceutical industrySubscription

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The NHS needs to improve its record keeping and compliance if it is to avoid falling foul of good practice when working with the pharmaceutical industry.

Learning article

Try our clinical quiz, taken from this year’s learning articles, and check your knowledge of subjects ranging from hormonal contraception to Scarlet fever.

Highlights of CPD and learning in 2015Subscription

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Try our clinical quiz, taken from this year’s learning articles, and check your knowledge of subjects ranging from hormonal contraception to Scarlet fever.

Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for the selection of appropriate drug treatments. In the image, a 9-year old girl in a magnetoencephalograph (MEG) scanner, which is used to detect neurological disorders such as epilepsy

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Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for selecting appropriate drug treatments.

Careers

Community pharmacist Mr Dispenser has written two books of collections of anecdotes about pharmacy, including ‘Pills, thrills and methadone spills’. In the image, illustration of the anonymous Mr Dispenser

How Twitter led me to write a book on community pharmacySubscription

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After discovering Twitter, Mr Dispenser started a blog on community pharmacy — which eventually became a book.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

December 2015, Vol 295, No 7884

Cover Story:

The use of multiple medicines is still a major problem in British care homes but ‘deprescribing’ can mitigate these risks.

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Founding and evolution of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society cabinet containing the RPS charter and an original portrait of Jacob Bell, among others

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum has ownership of more than 45,000 items dating back as early as the 1600s. The museum is currently open to RPS members and there are plans to open it to the public in 2016. 

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