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  • Communication is key Subscription

    21 AUG 2009 11:22

    Pharmacists who have trained outside the European Economic Area and who wish to practise in Britain have their English language skills assessed as part of their application to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Register.

  • Bottle of pills with the word ALERT! superimposed on top

    MHRA correction for Abraxane drug recall Subscription

    9 NOV 2009 10:30

    The wrong batch of Abraxane (paclitaxel albumin; Abraxis) powder for suspension for infusion, 5mg/ml in single 50ml vials, was named for recall in an alert issued last Thursday (5 November 2009).

  • ‘Encouraging’ reduction in Scottish antibiotic prescribing Subscription

    4 NOV 2014 17:42

    Rates of antibiotic prescribing in Scotland are falling, according to a report from Health Protection Scotland that reveals a 6.5% decrease in antibacterial prescriptions.

  • ’Twas ever thus Subscription

    2 JUL 2010 6:02

    The Council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society made a wise decision yesterday (29 June 2010) to vote for continuity and re-elect Steve Churton as President for the remainder of its existence.

  • “Have your say!...2” — what support you want from the professional body Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 11:15

    Olivia Timbs, editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, picks out some of the highlights from the second “Have your say!” survey, where members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society were asked what local support they would expect the new professional body to offer 

  • “Have your say!” — again Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 11:26

    Selected responses to the second “Have your say!” membership survey are published this week (p690). Members were asked about the sort of local support they might wish a professional body to offer and — despite the growth of online activity — the respondents favour personal contact and meetings over virtual encounters.

  • Membership survey

    “Have your say!” — you have had your say and this is what you thought Subscription

    12 SEP 2008 9:42

    Olivia Timbs, editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, extracts the main points of interest from the recent survey on who should be permitted to be members of the new professional body that is being set up for pharmacy 

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    “It’s the appliance of science, Brian!” Subscription

    15 JUL 2011 11:06

    The ongoing debate about non-pharmacist pharmaceutical scientists joining the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has led us to consider the importance and function of science as a component of pharmacists’ professional identity.

  • It’s the Society, Jim, but not as we know it!

    “It’s the Society, Jim, but not as we know it!” Subscription

    16 SEP 2010 17:51

    The USS Enterprise was ably led by an inspiring leader and a strong and dedicated team. They had a clear mission, and made best used of skill mix and maximum use of technology. Are there lessons to be learnt? Is the pharmacy profession ready and willing to be led? And, if it is, does a reborn Royal Pharmaceutical Society, shorn of its regulatory role, fit the bill?

  • “Just get on and do it!” Subscription

    26 NOV 2010 11:45

    The winner of 2010’s Pharmaceutical Care Awards has no unique selling point. In fact, the pharmacists involved come from the hospital, primary care and the community sectors; they do not have specialist clinical skills or knowledge 

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