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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.

  • Zaditen change of marketing authorisation Subscription

    6 OCT 2014 9:46

    The marketing authorisation rights of Zaditen Syrup and Zaditen Tablets (ketotifen fumarate) in the UK has now been transferred from Sobi to CD Pharma. All product enquiries should now be addressed to CD Pharm. UDG remain the UK distributors. Further information on 01773 510123. 

  • 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.

  • Work of a falls prevention pharmacist Subscription

    19 JAN 2008

    Pharmacists can reduce the risk of falls among elderly patients through a variety of interventions, says Jeremy Robson Careers series

  • Slit-lamp examination is used to detect Kayser-Fleischer rings on the eyes of people with Wilson’s disease (Marcin Balcerzak |

    Wilson’s disease: a complex picture Subscription

    6 MAY 2009 11:07

    Wilson’s disease is a rare inherited metabolic disorder that causes the body to retain copper. Here is described a case of Wilson’s disease that proved particularly challenging from a therapeutic viewpoint   Wilson’s disease is a rare hereditary disorder of copper metabolism, with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 30,000.1

  • Computer keyboard (Bjørn Hovdal|

    Wigan pharmacy first to access patients’ summary care records

    31 MAY 2011 14:17

    A community pharmacy in Wigan has become the first in England to have access to summaries of its patients’ medical records as part of the Government’s national IT initiative.

  • NSAIDs (Cordelia Molloy/Science Photo Library)

    Wider range of pharmacy category NSAIDs needed Subscription

    29 OCT 2013 16:04

    Medicines regulators should consider classifying more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as pharmacy medicines, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Why the profession needs a national formulary of non-standard preparations Subscription

    27 JUN 2012 10:08

    The current situation, where multiple formulae exist for the same non-standard preparation, is a poor reflection on the science-based profession of pharmacy

  • Medicine pack FMD unique identifier anti tampering device

    Wholesalers would pay £25.7m bill to verify medicines for some facilities Subscription

    30 JUL 2018 14:07 By Debbie Andalo

    Drug wholesalers and distributors in the UK would be willing to decommission medicines they deliver to some non-healthcare facilities that supply drugs to the public, and pick up the £25.7m bill as part of the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive.

  • Pill packets

    Wholesalers 'hoarding' medicines could face criminal charges, says government Subscription

    15 OCT 2019 9:55 By Carolyn Wickware

    Wholesale dealer licence holders could face criminal charges if they hoard certain medicines that have been placed under restrictions by the government, guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care states.

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