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  • George Tedford Nelson (Death notice)

    The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2009

    On 18 January 2009, George Tedford Nelson, aged 80, of Slough, Berkshire. Mr Nelson qualified in Belfast, registered in 1957 and retired from the Register in 2006. He was for a time managing director of...

  • Owen Lyndon Wade (Death notice)

    The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2009

    On 10 December 2008, Owen Lyndon Wade, aged 87 Tributes MARTIN KENDALL writes: Owen Wade was one of the founding fathers of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in the UK. He created two new departments in Belfast...

  • Society's first Academic Excellence Awards go to Belfast and London

    11 NOV 2006

    The first schools of pharmacy to receive an Academic Excellence Award from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are those at Queen's University of Belfast and at the University of...

  • Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group

    19 NOV 2005

    The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group conference was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 28 to 30 October Pharmaceutical changes on the path through childhood and adolescence The Neonatal and...

  • Quartz crystals are forever

    25 NOV 2009

    Merlin’s collection of geological specimens includes some quartz crystals and a small geode of amethyst. Quartz crystals can be made to vibrate at specific frequencies, and this property is used in accurate time...

  • New JPP editorial arrangements

    29 JAN 2000

    For the first time in its long history, the editorship of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology is moving away from the headquarters of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, although it will continue to be published by...

  • What are your views on specials and extemporaneous medicines preparation?

    12 JUN 2012

    Those who would like to take part are invited to go to The survey should take no more than 15 minutes. The closing date for taking...

  • Older people excluded and under-represented in clinical trials

    13 SEP 2011

    “The pharmacoparadox is that the most important healthcare intervention [medication] in older people is inadequately tested in this group,” stated Carmel Hughes, professor of primary...

  • BPC 2008: New ways of tackling device-associated infection

    1 OCT 2008

    Incorporating active antibacterial mechanisms into medical devices will help health services tackle the growing levels of device-associated infection caused by resistant biofilms, according...

  • BPC2008: Features of a good CF care centre

    1 OCT 2008

    The features of an effective cystic fibrosis care centre were described to the meeting by Stuart Elborn, professor of respiratory medicine at Queen’s University Belfast. This was during a session at the...

  • Science posters commended by APS

    11 SEP 2008

    Research into the wound-healing properties of Ocimum basilicum L was among the work commended by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences as part of the British Pharmaceutical Conference science poster sessions.

  • Is extemporaneous dispensing really in the best interest of patients? download

    1 MAR 2008

    Extemporaneous dispensing is the process of compounding ingredients to prepare a medicine for an individual patient.1 In extemporaneous dispensing, a pharmacist prepares an...

  • Four more pharmacists are designated as fellows of the Society

    17 DEC 2005

    Four pharmacists — three of them resident overseas — have been designated as fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society by the Society's panel of fellows. The four are James...

  • Queen’s researchers receive APPS award for microneedles manuscript

    23 JAN 2014

    A pharmacy team from Queen’s University Belfast has won an award for its research into developing microneedles that can be used to monitor drugs in a patient’s body or to...

  • Do not let your professionalism be sacrificed to your business interests

    5 JUN 2013

    Healthcare changes and more commercialisation risk destroying the caringculture that has existed across our health system and has served to protect patients Terry Maguire...

  • When do we stop offering treatments and start implementing palliative care?

    20 MAR 2013

    Continuing the debate over assisted suicide, the question is: do we live too long?  Terry Maguire FPSNI, community pharmacist and honorary senior lecturer at Queen’s...

  • Promote harm reduction for smokers and let’s prevent 100,000 dead bodies!

    14 AUG 2012

    Could the use of electronic cigarettes become part of a public health strategy? Terry Maguire Community pharmacist and honorary senior lecturer at Queen’s University...

  • north of ireland job scene

    The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2010

    Evening all, im currently a second year pharmacist at the university of east anglia in norwich a,but originally from belfast. I a have placement with boots this summer which im extremely looking forward to,and its an area...

  • Our current sticking plaster approach to OTC opiate addiction will not work

    15 APR 2010

    By Terry Maguire, a community pharmacist in Belfast Simply telling Molly I could no longer, either legally or ethically, supply her with a box of 100 Paracodol seemed...

  • Pharmacist's obesity warning

    7 JAN 2010

    Attention to treating obesity and warnings to patients of the dangers posed by visceral fat, rather than focusing solely on prevention, are needed if society is to reverse the obesity epidemic, say the authors of a new...

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