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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, August 2013

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  • Yellow warning sign (Aydindurdu/

    MHRA issues warning over tanning injections and nasal sprays Subscription

    30 AUG 2013 11:53

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has closed down 72 websites that were offering to supply unlicensed tanning injections and nasal sprays to customers in the UK, following reports of suspected adverse reactions.

  • Never underestimate yourself

    30 AUG 2013 By Anas Hasan

  • Cancer written in DNA strand (Iqoncept/

    Cancer patients in Wales less likely to access newer drugs Subscription

    29 AUG 2013 13:17

    Cancer patients in Wales are four times less likely to have access to drugs that are not routinely available on the NHS to treat their disease, compared with patients in England who can turn to the cancer drugs fund, according to a calculation by the Rarer Cancers Foundation.

  • Older woman (Constantin Opris/

    Everolimus not cost-effective for advanced breast cancer Subscription

    29 AUG 2013 13:07

    Women with advanced breast cancer should not be given everolimus on the NHS because it is not cost-effective, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has concluded.

  • GPhC to make amends for postage error Subscription

    28 AUG 2013 11:53

    Pharmacists who had to pay a postage charge to receive their registration renewal letter will be reimbursed by the General Pharmaceutical Council. The regulator has admitted that it failed to pay postage on a batch of letters, but has committed to ensuring that those pharmacists who paid a fee to collect the letter from their local post office are not left out of pocket.

  • UK to host G8 dementia summit Subscription

    28 AUG 2013 11:46

    The UK will host the first ever G8 dementia summit at the end of this year, the Department of Health has announced.

  • Mental Health Pharmacy

    27 AUG 2013

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  • Toxic chemical found in slimming products, DoH warns Subscription

    27 AUG 2013 15:21

    The Department of Health is alerting health care professionals that DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol), an industrial chemical unfit for human consumption and illegal for use in foodstuffs, has been found in some products marketed as fat burners, slimming aids and food supplements.

  • Patients’ GP and hospital data to be linked to help plan services Subscription

    27 AUG 2013 14:22

    NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre have launched a new patient data collection system called “”.

  • The clinical impact of pharmacist interventions in an emergency unit Subscription

    27 AUG 2013

    Abstract Aim To evaluate the clinical impact, quantity and quality of pharmacist interventions in potential patients’ outcomes in a high risk area, in this case an emergency assessment unit. These interventions were related to identifying, preventing and resolving drug related problems.

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