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  • Are you a Gambler or an Investor?

    11 MAR 2012

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  • Painkiller addiction

    27 AUG 2012

    Flipping through the style section of the Sunday Times thismonth, I came across an article about addiction to prescription drugs such as

  • There’s more to Botox than ironing out the wrinkles

    15 MAY 2012

    When riding the bus to work, one of my guilty pleasures is reading the Metro. However last week one headline did catch my eye and this was that the NHS is set to fund botox (botulinum toxin type A) for migraines.

  • Why can’t Cameron give pharmacy his direct backing?

    6 SEP 2011

    Imagine David Cameron attending the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s conference. Wouldn’t that be a coup?

  • Why pay more? - Generic versus branded medicines.

    31 AUG 2011

    ‘You get what you pay for'. Aphrase we are constantly reminded of and personally one that I am a believerof, but does this phrase hold true when deciding between generic versus brandedmedicines?  

  • "Exclude me!" say 90 pharmacists

    12 SEP 2008

    So the results of the PJ survey are in and (thankfully for Transcomm) are in broad agreement with the membership subcommittee's announcement of a pharmaceutical scientists adn pharmacists' professional body (with affiliation to APTUK) rather than a professional body for the whole pharmacy body,

  • "Just Old Wives Tales"- or are they?

    2 OCT 2011

    While working in a community pharmacy over the summer I got the opportunity to talk to many patients and customers. In doing this, however, I was surprised just how many people have (for want of a less arrogant word) ‘unscientific’ opinions on health and medicine.

  • "Our ambition is to make the NHS the envy of the world"...by denying patients access to life-saving scans!

    19 SEP 2011

    Every four minutes, one person dies from cancer in the UK.[1] In fact, cancer accounts for approximately 25% of all deaths in the UK.[1] You and I both know that this is no longer an incurable disease, with almost half of all patients diagnosed; now surviving for at least five years, if not longer.[1]

  • "Who are they for? Have you had them before? Are you taking any other medication?"

    1 APR 2011

    Have you ever wondered who that person is standing behind the counter, telling you to buy their own brand of ibuprofen because it’s exactly the same ‘thing’ as nurofen but about two pounds cheaper or to try the new omeprazole tablets for your acid reflux as they work

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