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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, August 2009

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  • CPPE launches responsible pharmacist e-learning program Subscription

    25 AUG 2009 13:45

    An e-learning program designed to help pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians in England comply with the responsible pharmacist regulations has been launched by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.

  • Fault Lines

    24 AUG 2009

    For our hospital at least, it's almost as if swine flu has gone away.  Our H1N1-related workload dropped substantially when the local distribution centres properly started running, but even the couple of patients a day that came to A&E or were admitted have disappeared.

  • PDA discusses future options for responsible pharmacist regulations with Department of Health Subscription

    24 AUG 2009 13:55

    The Pharmacists’ Defence Association met officials from the Department of Health last week to make a last minute appeal to delay the introduction of the responsible pharmacist regulations that will, for the first time, allow a pharmacist to be absent from a pharmacy for up to two hours during normal business hours.

  • NPA seeks views on proposed IT system requirements Subscription

    24 AUG 2009 13:13

    A list of features community pharmacists require from their computer systems in order to deliver services has been drawn up by the National Pharmacy Association.

  • Patients encouraged to rate hospitals on staff performance

    21 AUG 2009 16:11

    Patients are being encouraged to rate hospitals on issues such as staff performance and whether they were involved in decisions about their care via the NHS Choices website.

  • New study finds no link between antioxidants and melanoma risk

    21 AUG 2009 16:08

    Vitamin and mineral supplements containing antioxidants are not associated with an increased melanoma risk, according to new research published in the Archives of Dermatology (2009;8:879).

  • Corticosteroids reduce pain of sore throat

    21 AUG 2009 16:04

    Giving a single dose of a corticosteroid alongside antibiotics to adults with severe sore throat can relieve pain quicker and more effectively than giving antibiotics alone, according to the authors of a study published in the BMJ (2009;339:b2976).

  • Requests to use off-label cancer treatments handled differently by different trusts

    21 AUG 2009 15:44

    Requests to use treatments off-label for rarer cancers are handled differently by different NHS organisations, according to a report from the Rarer Cancers Forum.

  • Co-operative Pharmacy offers free hearing tests Subscription

    21 AUG 2009 14:25

    Free hearing tests are now available at a number of Co-operative Pharmacies, as part of an audiology service currently being rolled out in selected branches.Participating branches will have an audiologist available twice a month to perform hearing tests in the pharmacy’s consultation room.

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