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  • Overall, pharmacy students perceived that DVD-based resources were able to captivate attention and maintain focus more than other resources

    The use of digital video media in the teaching of communication skills Subscription

    6 FEB 2009 11:39

    The teaching of communication skills is an important element of theundergraduate MPharm programme and is an area that offers manyopportunities for educational innovation. Jon Waterfield, VirginiaAspinall and Sandra Hall explain how, at the Leicester School ofPharmacy, the use of digital media is leading the way as an innovativetool to teach communication skills to undergraduate students

  • Pharmacists still relatively invisible in the media and the NHS Subscription

    19 APR 2014 By Andrew McCoig

    Zeshan Ahmed brings up the continuing problem of the absence of television media recognition of the profession (PJ, 12 April 2014, p400). This has been endemic since I became a pharmacist in 1970. We have never been acknowledged by any director of programming in any of the major TV companies or institutions as a worthy source of credible information on medicines. This effect is less pronounced on the radio ...

  • Advancing scientific discourse: On the new structure and design of The Pharmaceutical Journal

    5 JUL 2014

    Drawing inspiration from our early issues, we are relaunching the journal in print and online, and restructuring our content, to improve how we serve you the reader.

  • E-cigarette licensing guarantees quality Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00

    1 July 2014: The August edition of FHM magazine features an article on e-cigarettes. Speaking to the magazine, RPS spokesperson Neal Patel said: “These products aren’t licensed. A licence guarantees safety and proves quality. With a specific product, we can do analysis and work out what’s in there, but as a sector, we just don’t know what’s in them. Smoking is definitely much worse than using a nicotine replacement device, but the question is whether these products actually ...

  • Pharmacist provides context to "drug wreckers" story Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00

    1 July 2014: The Daily Mail looked at how chocolate and caffeine can limit the effect of sleeping pills and antidepressants used to treat insomnia. Pharmacist Neal Patel, RPS spokesperson, said: “Caffeine stimulates the brain, making you feel more awake, which counteracts the action of the drugs. Having products containing caffeine five or six hours before bed is ok, but after that they may start interfering with the drugs. The added effect of caffeine products may overstimulate ...

  • Why some antibiotics should be avoided with milk Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00

    8 July 2014: The Daily Mail looked at how milk reacts with antibiotics as part of a series of articles about foods that can stop medicines from working properly. Neal Patel, RPS spokesperson, said: “Calcium in milk binds with the antibiotic and this change means it cannot get into the bloodstream to fight infection. Even if the milk affects just half of the drug, you’re only getting half the dose, which could mean the infection isn’t killed off by the end of the course.

  • Poisons in counterfeit products Subscription

    25 JUL 2014 16:49

    RPS’s Neal Patel spoke to BBC Scotland about the counterfeits goods market.

  • Alleviating allergies — and confusion Subscription

    28 JUL 2014 9:55

    7 July 2014: BBC television’s Your Money looked at how much viewers should be spending on hay fever medicines. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence advised viewers that perceived differences between branded and generic antihistamines are probably due to the placebo effect. “If the patient has the same active ingredient at the same dose in the same type of formulation, for example a tablet, it’s very unlikely the patient will experience any difference between the branded and the generic ...

  • Poor return on investment in developing new antibiotics Subscription

    28 JUL 2014 16:56

    2 July 2014: Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle antibiotic resistance. Responding to this the Royal Pharmaceutical Society spoke to a number of news outlets including BBC News 24, BBC World, Channel 5 News and BBC Radio Scotland. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence told BBC News 24: “I think it’s important not to scare people but if we don’t act now and do something about the need for new antibiotics and the way we use the antibiotics I think there is ...

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