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Category list : Prescription-only medicines

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  • Prescribing for hypertension and more

    1 OCT 2004 11:23

    Years of frustration with not being able to prescribe dissolvedwith the news that pharmacists were to be allowed to become supplementary prescribers. Before this, my medical colleagueswould almost always follow my recommendations (I worked as a practice pharmacist)but I could not implement them myself. Comments like “Mohammed,you know drugs more than me” were common.

  • How to improve medicines management at the primary/secondary care interface Subscription

    12 DEC 2004 14:47
    Comments (1)

    The fact that patients have problems with medicines as they move between primary and secondary care is hardly news. Research in this area dates back over 10 years and it has been on pharmacy’s agenda for at least as long. What is remarkable is that the problem has yet to be solved. Examples of good practice

  • Little opposition to prison GSL supply plan

    8 JAN 2005 0:00

    Plans to allow prison officers throughout the UK to supply general sale list medicines to prisoners (PJ, 17 April 2004, p466) have met with little opposition (PDF 45K).

  • Prescription Products / SPC changes / Discontinued products / Supply issues / Counter products / Products miscellany

    8 JAN 2005 0:00

    Prescription Products Carvedilol Carvedilol tablets are now available from Genus Pharmaceuticals. Net price, 3.125mg 28 £7.95, 6.25mg 28 £8.95, 12.5mg 28 £9.95, 25mg 28 £11.95. Legal category:POM.

  • Common sense should prevail Subscription

    29 JAN 2005 0:00

    Further to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s refusal to endorse the supply of patient-returned diamorphine, which is in short supply, would Priya Sejpal (PJ, 22 January, p85) feel the same if she, or a relative, needed diamorphine to cope with the severe pain of terminal illness?

  • New medicines / Prescription Products / Products miscellany

    29 JAN 2005 0:00

    New medicines Mimpara Composition: Cinacalcet (as hydrochloride). Presentation: Film-coated tablets. Class: Anti-parathyroid agent.

  • Repeat prescriptions go unnoticed Subscription

    5 FEB 2005 0:00

    In reply to Sally Haynes’s letter (PJ, 22 January, p86), we would agree that, in the hospital setting, great care as a rule is taken with all opioid analgesics and this is certainly a good thing.

  • Products (5 February 2005)

    5 FEB 2005 0:00

    Prescription products Paracetamol Paracetamol soluble tablets 500mg, packs of 100 (5 tubes of 20 tablets) are now available from Alpharma; net price £4.69. Legal category: POM.

  • Extra stage of clinical trials is under consideration

    12 FEB 2005 0:00

    The Government is considering introducing a fourth stage in the vetting of medicines before granting marketing approval (our Lobby correspondent writes).

  • Shipman case pharmacist faces Statutory Committee

    12 FEB 2005 0:00

    The pharmacist criticised during the Shipman Inquiry for not noticing abnormal prescribing that allowed Shipman to collect diamorphine which he then used to kill many patients, will appear before the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Statutory Committee on 21 and 22 February.

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