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  • Relevant and inspiring Subscription

    11 SEP 2013 15:39

    Dave Bunting and his team of mountaineers did not reach the summit of Mount Everest when they attempted to do so in 2006 via the treacherous West Ridge route. Mr Bunting made the decision to abandon the attempt when it became clear that lives might be lost, such was the magnitude of avalanche risk. It was a difficult decision to make, and just as tough to communicate the decision to the dedicated team of men and women who had spent many months and got so close to reaching their goal.

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    "Stewardship” role for pharmacy in antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    11 SEP 2013 10:18

    The UK Government has launched a five-year strategy to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that aims to improve understanding around the problem, conserve existing treatments and stimulate the development of new antibiotics and diagnostics.

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    Antimicrobial resistance likely to join terrorism on national risk register Subscription

    8 SEP 2013 19:38

    Antimicrobial resistance is likely to be listed alongside terrorism on the national risk register before long, according to England’s chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge.

  • C-reactive protein tests: part of the solution against inappropriate antibiotic prescribing?

    23 AUG 2013 By Benedict Lam

    Recently, the national media have highlighted a three-minute blood test that could tell GPs whether an antibiotic is needed for a patient. It has even been claimed that this test could tackle the ongoing issue of antibiotics resistance since it may put patients — who otherwise pressure GPs into prescribing an antibiotic — at ease. 

  • Antibiotics

    Antibiotic resistance — 10 years later Subscription

    17 JUL 2013 13:34

    The Department of Health launched an initiative in June 2003 to tackle antibiotic resistance and ensure the prudent use of antibiotics in England. How have things developed in 2013?Jonathan Cooke, MRPharmS, visiting professor at Imperial College London, and honorary professor at the University of Manchester

  • Gonorrhoea guidance change preserves antibiotics

    17 JUN 2013 16:09

    A change to national guidance on treating gonorrhoea appears to have paid off in terms of prolonging the usefulness of third generation cephalosporins for treating this infection (Lancet Infectious Diseases online June 11).

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    Scottish guidance on antibiotics for frail elderly published Subscription

    8 APR 2013 14:02

    Issues that should be considered when prescribing antibiotics for frail elderly patients have been described in new guidance produced by the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group.

  • Inventing new antibiotics will not solve the problem Subscription

    3 APR 2013

    From Ms R. A. Brittain, MRPharmSI was dismayed to read the article from Robin Walsh, a trainee doctor, on the subject of antibiotic resistance (PJ, 23/30 March 2013, p340).

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    Apocalypse now! We can’t afford to wait to take action on antibiotic resistance Subscription

    3 APR 2013 10:54

    The carefully measured warnings on antibiotics resistance of Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies cannot be as easily dismissed as a recent article suggestsKieran Hand Consultant pharmacist anti-infectives, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

  • RPS position on antibiotic resistance is clear Subscription

    1 APR 2013 By Martin Astbury

    For avoidance of doubt on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s view on antimicrobial resistance I want to dissociate the Society from the views held by Robin Walsh printed in The Pharmaceutical Journal recently (PJ, 23/30 March 2013, p340). The call to action provided by the Chief Medical Officer’s report provides a welcome focus on tackling antibiotic resistance, an issue which we consider to be one of ...

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