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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2011

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  • Anne Milton

    Applications sought for new public health research school

    28 FEB 2011 15:02

    Applications are being invited from academic institutions in England to found a school for public health research.The school is being set up by the National Institute for Health Research with the aim of increasing the evidence base for effective public health practice.

  • Keith Ridge

    Future is helping patients make best use of medicines, Ridge predicts

    28 FEB 2011 14:40

    Helping patients make best use of their medicines in an environment such as that offered in healthy living pharmacies is the future of pharmacy, according to Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England.

  • Get Britain Trading logo

    Campaign calls for small firms to help get Britain trading

    28 FEB 2011 14:22


  • Monitored dosage systems

    26 FEB 2011

    MDSs will lead to fewer administration errorsFrom Mr N. Niven, MRPharmS

  • Blood pressure

    26 FEB 2011

    Wrist BP measurement less accurate From Mr J. H. Atkinson, MRPharmS My eyebrows rose on sight of a picture on p101 (PJ, 29 January 2011) showing use of a wrist manometer.

  • No evidence of PCTs extending prescription durations

    25 FEB 2011 14:50

    Concerns about primary care trusts altering prescription durations in order to save money have proved unfounded, according to Mike Dent, head of finance at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.

  • The new generic

    24 FEB 2011 By Ranveer Bassey

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  • The NHS Sub

    23 FEB 2011 By Sara Valente

    So I’m in Subway (as all good stories start) and I notice a pocket of leaflets on the wall advertising The NHS Sub which I thought could be the first in a gourmet line of sandwiches.

  • The nail biting wait for our Exam Results...

    23 FEB 2011

    It is that time again, well for Manchester students anyways, post-Christmas exams then a month to sweat over how you feel the examinations went.With most of Christmas spent with your head buried in a book and not really feeling the Christmas "cheer".

  • Investigation started into pholcodine link to anaphylactic reactions

    22 FEB 2011 15:15

    Pholcodine-containing medicines are to be the subject of a review by the European Medicines Agency. The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has begun looking at the potential link between the use of pholcodine-containing medicines and anaphylactic reactions in patients subsequently exposed to neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) used in anaesthesia.

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