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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).

  • "Choose pharmacy" service to launch in Wales Subscription

    13 SEP 2013 14:22

    Wales will launch a national common ailments service next month, the country’s chief pharmaceutical officer Roger Walker announced this week (9 September 2013).

  • . . . but rejects bevacizumab Subscription

    22 MAY 2013 13:27

    The NHS should not fund treatment with bevacizumab (Avastin) for advanced ovarian cancer, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says in two separate pieces of guidance issued today (22 May 2013).

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has written to all of its GPs advising them to signpost patients to pharmacies where appropriate for over-the-counter medicines

    ‘Buy your own drugs’: an unreasonable request or sensible policy? Subscription

    26 MAR 2015 10:23 By Gareth Malson

    One Welsh health board made national headlines on 18 March 2015 when, in the words of the Daily Mail, it told patients to “Buy your own drugs”. This was, perhaps, a little misleading.

  • ’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 

  • Scientist (lightpoet/

    “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.

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