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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2014

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  • Strength of Duphalac Subscription

    5 DEC 2014 14:23

    The strength of Duphalac (lactulose; Abbott) solution had been amended from 3.35g/5ml to 3.335g/5ml on the summary of product characteristics. The actual strength of the product has not changed, only the way that it is expressed.

  • 'Realising the value' programme Subscription

    5 DEC 2014 14:21

    NHS England has launched the ‘Realising the value’ programme, a new initiative which aims to empower people and communities to take more control of their health. Through this programme, NHS England will award a grant of up to £500,000 to a charity or not-for-profit organisation to identify evidence-based approaches to self-care. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2014. More information is available from the

  • There has been an increase in pharmacy flu vaccinations in Wales between 2013 and 2014

    Pharmacy flu vaccinations increase in Wales Subscription

    5 DEC 2014 11:07 By Gareth Malson

    Nearly 8,000 people were vaccinated against influenza at Welsh pharmacies in 2013–2014, according to data published by the Welsh Government.

  • NICE guideline on colorectal cancer Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 11:25

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an updated clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of people with colorectal cancer. The new recommendations clarify the use of colonic stents to keep the bowel open in the management of curable bowel obstructions caused by colorectal cancer. The guideline is available from the NICE website.

  • Pharmacy leaders call on politicians to sign up to community pharmacy manifesto Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 11:17

    A manifesto intended to put community pharmacy at the heart of healthcare delivery in primary care has been launched at the House of Commons by Sir Keith Barron, MP.

  • Uruguay delays plans to allow the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes in pharmacies

    Uruguay delays plans to sell cannabis in pharmacies Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 11:13 By Bernard Murphy

    Marijuana will not be sold in pharmacies in Uruguay until March 2015, the National Drugs Board (JND) has announced.

  • Pharmacist Reena Barai wins the 'I love my pharmacist' competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in collaboration with IPC Media and Woman’s Weekly magazine

    'I Love My Pharmacist' winner announced Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 10:33

    Pharmacist Reena Barai has won the ‘I love my pharmacist’ competition

  • Initial Fluad investigations find no manufacturing defect Subscription

    3 DEC 2014 16:03

    Preliminary investigations have found no manufacturing defect in the influenza vaccine Fluad, which has been linked to the deaths of 13 older people in Italy.

  • Robert Blyth, former PJ editor, dies Subscription

    3 DEC 2014 15:59

    Robert Blyth, FRPharmS, who edited The Pharmaceutical Journal from 1961 to 1986, has died. A pharmaceutical journalist for the greater part of his career, he died on 27 November 2014, aged 93.

  • Reema Caddies, telepharmacist for helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Local Care Direct

    Triaging urgent care patients via a non-emergency telephone helpline Subscription

    1 DEC 2014 0:00 By Reema Caddies

    Reema Caddies splits her time working between urgent care helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and managing medicines for Local Care Direct, which operates an out-of-hours GP service.

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