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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2015

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  • Handbook of nonprescription drugs: an interactive approach to self-care

    Resource to help you learn about self-care Subscription

    26 FEB 2015 14:40 By Laurence A. Goldberg

    ‘Handbook of non-prescription drugs: an interactive approach to self-care 18th edition’, editor in chief Daniel L. Krinsky.

  • European drug manufacturers have developed a communications framework which could help prevent medicines shortages

    Drug manufacturers propose alert system to mitigate medicine shortages Subscription

    28 JAN 2015 9:55 By Debbie Andalo

    European drug manufacturers have developed a communications framework which they claim could help prevent medicines shortages or lessen their impact.

  • EMA recommends approval of liraglutide as weight loss drug Subscription

    26 JAN 2015 14:12

    The European Medicines Agency is recommending that the prescription-only injectable drug liraglutide (Saxenda) should be granted a marketing authorisation as a weight loss product.

  • Brexidol and Ketocid discontinued Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 15:37

    Chiesi has discontinued Brexidol (piroxicam betadex) and Ketocid (ketoprofen). Further information on 01614 885555.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama launched a new Precision Medicine Initiative to help cure diseases like cancer and diabetes

    US President launches ‘precision medicine’ initiative Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 14:01

    Precision medicine got a shot in the arm on 20 January 2015, when US President Barack Obama launched a Precision Medicine Initiative to help cure diseases like cancer and diabetes.

  • Saturday 14 March/Sunday 15 March: Pre-registration mock exam and revision course Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:48

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) event, ‘Pre-registration mock exam and revision course’. Conference Aston, Aston University, The Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET. Weekend event, 9am–5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Book via the RPS website.

  • Paediatric indication for Ursofalk Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:35

    Ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid; Dr Falk Pharma) is now indicated for hepatobiliary disorders associated with cystic fibrosis in children aged 6–18 years. Further changes to the summary of product characteristics reflect this addition.

  • Zithromax indicated for treatment of N gonorrhoeae infection Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:34

    Zithromax (azithromycin dehydrate; Pfizer) is now indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated genital infections caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Further changes to the summary of product characteristics reflect this addition.

  • North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) is recruiting pharmacies to take part in its new SelfCare Pharmacy practice

    A new model of pharmacy in North East London Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 10:35 By Ailsa Colquhoun

    North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee is recruiting pharmacies to take part in its new ‘SelfCare Pharmacy’ practice. Will its efforts result in a viable new model of pharmacy care?

  • Clinical trials regulation consultation Subscription

    22 JAN 2015 14:26

    A public consultation on how the transparency rules of the European Clinical Trial Regulation will be applied in the new clinical trial database has been launched by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The European Clinical Trial Regulation aims to create an environment that is favourable to conducting clinical trials in the European Union, with the highest standards of safety for participants. Stakeholders are invited to send comments using this

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