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  • Lord Peston’s influence in the development of pharmacy education Subscription

    17 AUG 2016 10:20 By John Ferguson
    Comments (1)

    In his tribute to Maurice Peston (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2016;297:60), Mark Burdon was correct in concluding that his association with pharmacy started with his appointment as a member of the Nuffield Committee of Enquiry on Pharmacy. That committee was established not long after a health minister, speaking at a British Pharmaceutical Conference, said words ...

  • Hospital pharmacists working in office

    Non-patient facing roles in hospital pharmacy are just as vital as patient facing ones Subscription

    17 AUG 2016 10:17 By Allan Karr
    Comments (1)

    Roles such as procurement are important in hospital pharmacy services and should not be brushed aside.

  • Soni was one of the best presidents Subscription

    10 AUG 2016 11:10 By Terry Silverstone

    I wish to express my concerns regarding us losing one of the best presidents the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has had during my 50 privileged years of being a member and, latterly, a Fellow.

  • The RPS must act now on governance Subscription

    9 AUG 2016 12:00 By Nicholas Wood

    I must agree with your editorial (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2016;297:4) that a review of the governance of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is needed. When an effective sitting President of the Society is removed not for genuine political reasons but by a quirk of the electoral system, something is wrong. The Society is fortunate ...

  • NHS England continues to add insult to injury with regard to PrEP funding Subscription

    8 AUG 2016 9:16 By Deborah Gold

    On 2 August 2016, the National AIDS Trust (NAT) won its judicial review of NHS England’s removal of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the highly effective HIV prevention drug, from its commissioning process. The judge ruled that NHS England was wrong to assert that it cannot fund PrEP because it is a prevention intervention.

  • Members should decide who the next RPS president is Subscription

    30 JUN 2016 16:38 By Gursaran Matharu
    Comments (2)

    Perhaps the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) would like to explain to its members the thought processes behind the decision to remove the current president. It is exactly this type of “behind closed door” decision making that has landed our politicians in hot water. And surely if political parties are allowing their respective membership to choose their leader, then it is only fair that the members decide who the next president of the RPS should be.

  • The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

    Astellas UK suspended from ABPI following ‘deception on a grand scale’

    29 JUN 2016 15:21

    Astellas UK’s membership of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has been suspended for a year following complaints about a meeting organised for 100 clinicians in Europe that broke the industry’s code of practice.

  • Split image of The Guardian logo and Boots logo

    Boots makes legal complaints against The Guardian newspaper

    24 JUN 2016 9:37 By Debbie Andalo, Elizabeth Sukkar
    Comments (2)

    Boots UK has made legal complaints against The Guardian in relation to several articles following its April 2016 investigation, which alleged that the pharmacy chain had placed undue pressure on its pharmacists to perform medicines use reviews so that it could claim the maximum payments possible from the NHS.

  • Doctor writing a prescription

    Doctors who accept industry lunches prescribe more promoted drugs

    23 JUN 2016 12:38
    Comments (1)

    Doctors who accept free meals from the pharmaceutical industry have higher prescribing rates for the branded drugs the manufacturers promote, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

  • Balance with a single person on one side bringing up an entire group of people on the other, representing a lack of democracy

    Do not blame RPS members for not voting in the board elections — give them something to vote for Subscription

    22 JUN 2016 15:06
    Comments (4)

    The low number of members who voted in the RPS pharmacy board elections does not equate to apathy or despondency about pharmacy as a whole. 

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