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  • Zocor Heart Pro discontinued

    23 SEP 2010 15:09

    Zocor Heart-Pro, the first brand of simvastatin tablets 10mg to be sold over the counter in the UK, has been discontinued.A spokeswoman for McNeil Product said the discontinuation is because of limited consumer demand. Simvastatin 10mg is also available as a pharmacy medicine from Bristol Laboratories, and from Dexcel Pharma as Lloydspharmacy cholesterol lowering tablets.

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    Your country needs you: stand as a candidate in the RPS election Subscription

    26 FEB 2014 12:34 By Howard Duff, Alex MacKinnon, Jocelyn Parkes

    Howard Duff, Alex MacKinnon and Jocelyn Parkes from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society explain why you should consider standing as a candidate for election to an RPS board

  • You’ve never had it so good Subscription

    26 JUN 2008 17:11

  • You get what you give: so how are you really doing? Subscription

    1 MAY 2011

    One of the most fundamental skills we have at our disposal for creating effective working relationships is the skill of giving and receiving feedback. It is also one of the skills that is most under-used during the normal course of events. Feedback is often thought of as something to use during performance reviews or disciplinary procedures.

  • Yorkshire pharmacy develops John Lewis style partnership Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 11:44

    A South Yorkshire pharmacy has developed a John Lewis style partnership model for its staff in a bid to maintain the company ethos and help sustain the independent sector. Wicker Pharmacy in Sheffield thinks the model could be copied by other independents as a way of holding onto ownership and preventing them being sold to a "large remote company".

  • A free smart phone app of the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme that allows health professionals, patients, carers and others to report and monitor adverse drug reactions was launched on 14 July 2015.

    Yellow Card app allows users to monitor adverse drug reaction reports Subscription

    15 JUL 2015 16:42

    A free smartphone app of the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme allows healthcare professionals, patients and others to report and monitor adverse drug reactions.

  • Xifaxanta for traveller’s diarrhoea

    14 OCT 2011 10:05

    Who it is for Traveller’s diarrhoea (see Panel) affects up to 60 per cent of the 800 million plus travellers each year. In most cases the diarrhoea occurs in people who travel to areas with poor hygiene.

  • Under the terms agreed for the World Trade Organization (WTO) (Geneva headquarters pictured) health programs in poor countries won't need to protect drug patents until 1 January 2033

    World’s poorest countries don’t need to protect drug patents until 2033, agrees WTO Subscription

    9 NOV 2015 14:25 By John Zarocostas

    The world’s poorest countries have been given an extension of 17 years to a waiver exempting them from implementing rules protecting drug patents and undisclosed clinical test data, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed on 6 November 2015.

  • Simon Tipping

    Working as an industrial preregistration trainee Subscription

    11 JUN 2009 8:28

    Simon Tipping undertook a split preregistration position between hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Here, he writes about his preregistration experience and provides tips on how you could increase your chances of securing a preregistration position in the industry 

  • Workforce update — joiners, leavers, and practising and non-practising pharmacists on the 2010 Register Subscription

    14 APR 2011 14:46

    In this article, Elizabeth Seston and Karen Hassell present demographic data extracted from the 2010 Register of Pharmacists covering those who have joined and left the Register in the previous 12 months and differences between practising and non-practising pharmacists 

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