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  • Clinician involvement in the design of drug packaging would help reduce look-alike medicines and reduce the risk of dispensing errors and patient harm. In the image, medicine shelves stacked with different drugs

    How lookalike medicines can cause harm to patients Subscription

    15 OCT 2015 13:56 By Vanessa Redmond

    Involving clinicians in the design of drug packaging would help reduce the number of lookalike medicines and lower the risk of dispensing errors and patient harm.

  • Canesten range updated Subscription

    21 SEP 2015 11:58

    Bayer is updating its range of Canesten products. There will be changes to the naming and packaging, with the updated products being introduced from July 2015 until early 2016. The active ingredients and product composition will remain the same.

  • The UK medicines safety regulator is reviewing the packaging of liquid ranitidine following the results of an audit of dispensing incidents involving children. In the image, close-up of a dispensary cabinet with medicines

    MHRA reviews liquid ranitidine packaging after audit of dispensing incidents Subscription

    6 AUG 2015 14:50 By Debbie Andalo
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    The UK medicines safety regulator is reviewing the packaging of liquid ranitidine after an audit of dispensing incidents involving children.

  • Prolia package leaflet and reminder card Subscription

    13 JUL 2015 14:13

    The summary of product characteristics for Prolia (denosumab; Amgen) now comes with instructions to give patients the package leaflet and reminder card which are designed to help patients keep track of their injections. 

  • Risk of hyperglycaemia for diabetes patients using faulty insulin pens Subscription

    17 DEC 2014 16:45

    People with diabetes using insulin pens from a number of faulty batches manufactured by Owen Mumford are at risk of hyperglycaemia.

  • GlaxoSmithKline will change colour of Relvar Ellipta inhaler from blue to yellow after respiratory health professionals warned that patients could be confused

    GlaxoSmithKline revises colour and labelling of Relvar Ellipta inhaler Subscription

    10 DEC 2014 10:07 By Ingrid Torjesen

    GlaxoSmithKline is changing the colour of its Relvar Ellipta inhaler from blue to yellow after respiratory health professionals warned that patients could be confused.

  • Recivit sublingual tablets recall Subscription

    19 NOV 2014 14:37

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a company-led recall for specific batches of Recivit (fentanyl citrate; Grünenthal) sublingual tablets. This is because there is a possibility that certain batches will have blisters that have tablets missing or contain two tablets in a single blister cavity.

  • Medicines compliance aid database Subscription

    18 NOV 2014 10:06

    UK Medicines Information (UKMi) has developed a medicines compliance aid database that makes recommendations on the suitability of solid dose forms for transfer from the manufacturers’ original packaging to multi-compartment compliance aids. The database should be used alongside the Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance about ‘Improving ...

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    Is it art to exploit the drug industry’s designs?

    6 NOV 2014 By Andrew Haynes
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    The Paul Stolper Gallery is hosting the latest pharmacy-inspired Damien Hirst exhibition. Andrew Haynes questions whether this is art or exploitation.

  • Packaging needs to be taken into account Subscription

    10 JUL 2014 By Carole Hutchinson

    Although the research that has been done on the packaging issue is a step in the right direction, I believe the variation of packaging of the same product should also be taken into account.

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