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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, April 2013

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  • RPS warns against including medicines in personal budgets Subscription

    30 APR 2013 14:11

    Pharmacy’s professional body has warned against including medicines in personal health budgets.

  • Medicines management pharmacist network launched Subscription

    30 APR 2013 14:08

    A network for pharmacists and others working in medicines management — Medicines Management Connect — has been set up by Omar Ali, formulary development pharmacist at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, with the aim of helping key individuals in medicines management to "seek, share, solve and succeed".

  • A Big Fat Tanzanian Wedding

    29 APR 2013 By Claire Liew

    Finally the date of the biggest wedding since Will and Kate's had arrived. It happened in Nyangao and I was invited. I had my £6 ticket and a new outfit and wasn't thrown by the last minute change of date. I received my official invitation the day before - a yellow, plastic biro with a pull-out scroll confirming the location and time - very secret service.

  • Man holding chest (Kmiragaya/

    Restriction on strontium ranelate use backed by CHMP Subscription

    29 APR 2013 14:20

    A restriction on the use of strontium ranelate has been backed by the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), following recommendations made by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee. 

  • RCGP chair warns pharmacists to stop duplicating doctors' work

    27 APR 2013

    The title is the strap line from a recent C+D article reporting on the C+D summit (

  • Cosmetics, oxygen and Kate Middleton

    26 APR 2013 By Sadia Naeem

    DISCLAIMER: Although I wish I was, I do not stand to gain anything from Karin Herzog UK. Fans of Ben Goldacre may be pleased to know that this blog contains a healthy dose of scepticism. Additionally, I have only scraped the surface in the debate.There are probably many things that mymum and the Duchess of Cambridge have in common (such as a fondness for acertain Prince!). But one that I recently discovered was her promotion of KarinHerzog. 

  • Keith Ridge

    Keith Ridge calls for renewed focus on antibiotic stewardship Subscription

    26 APR 2013 14:55

    Lessons learned from antibiotic stewardship systems in secondary care now need to be supported and extended into primary care, according to Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England.

  • UK spends less on new medicines than other developed countries Subscription

    26 APR 2013 14:45

    Investment in new medicines is falling as a proportion of total NHS spend — a “crude” savings approach that may be damaging patient care, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has warned.

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