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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2014

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  • White adipose tissue

    Researchers pinpoint new approach to treating obesity Subscription

    22 DEC 2014 16:02
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    Researchers have identified group 2 innate lymphoid cells for the first time in human white adipose tissue and shown that it limits obesity.

  • nsaids skin biopsy solar elastosis actinic keratosis 14

    NSAIDs may help protect against skin cancer Subscription

    22 DEC 2014 15:49 By Joanna Lyford

    The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a class of medicines used to treat pain and inflammation, is associated with a reduced risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a type of skin cancer, research suggests.

  • Oxygen therapy for COPD patient

    Oxygen therapy reduces dyspnoea in COPD patients with mild disease Subscription

    22 DEC 2014 11:35

    Continuous oxygen during exertion, but not short-burst therapy, significantly reduces dyspnoea in patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, researchers find.

  • Depo-Provera stock issues Subscription

    19 DEC 2014 15:27

    Stock of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate; Pfizer) 150mg/ml will be exhausted by 25 December 2014. The company anticipates that supply will resume in the week commencing 12 January 2015. Medical information on 01304 616161. Further information on 0845 6088866.   

  • The Brain and SSRIs

    Researchers examine why SSRIs take time to work Subscription

    19 DEC 2014 15:25

    Researchers have shown that serotonergic neurons release both serotonin and glutamate, thereby transmitting a dual signal with behaviourally distinct effects.

  • Merton Sandler, a pioneer in psychopharmacology and authority on monoamines

    Merton Sandler (1926-2014) Subscription

    19 DEC 2014 12:05 By Joanna Lyall

    Merton Sandler was fascinated by investigative medicine and was a passionate researcher, who would often use himself as a test subject.

  • Steps to secure a summer placement in a community pharmacy

    How you can secure a summer placement in community pharmacy

    19 DEC 2014 9:16 By Ailsa Colquhoun

    Applications for those all-important community pharmacy summer placements are open now. Here’s how you can secure your place.

  • Novartis Christmas opening hours Subscription

    18 DEC 2014 10:49

    The main switchboard at Novartis will be closed from 1pm on 24 December 2014 until the morning of 2 January 2015. Medical information will be available on 01276 698370 until 1pm on 24 December and from 10am until 4pm on 29–31 December. An emergency medical information service will be available outside these hours, also on 01276 698370. Customer care (for orders) will be available on 0845 7419442 between 8.30am and 2.30pm on 24 December, between 9am and ...

  • Gardasil side effects Subscription

    18 DEC 2014 10:40

    The summary of product characteristics of Gardasil (human papillomavirus vaccine; Sanofi Pasteur) now includes acute disseminated encephalomyelitis as an adverse event with frequency not known. 

  • NICE recommends ustekinumab for psoriatic arthritis Subscription

    18 DEC 2014 10:39

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for consultation recommending that use of ustekinumab (Stelara; Janseen-Cilag) on the NHS for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis in specific circumstances. NICE rejected the drug in May 2014 but, following the introduction of a patient access scheme, has proposed a reversal of this decision. ...

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