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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2009

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  • Scottish Government hints at who should get priority access to H1N1 vaccine Subscription

    31 JUL 2009 13:50

    Details of the influenza A (H1N1) vaccination programme in Scotland — which included the groups of people to be given priority access to the vaccine when it becomes available — were published by the Scottish Government on its website earlier this week (27 July 2009), but have since been removed.

  • Non-practising pharmacists invited to apply to join stakeholder group Subscription

    30 JUL 2009 13:00

    Non-practising pharmacists are being invited to apply to join a Royal Pharmaceutical Society stakeholder group that is being set up to help inform the more than 8,000 pharmacists on the non-practising register of the options that will be available to them when the register ceases to exist next year.

  • Town planning report rejects Government plans that would ease out-of-town developments Subscription

    30 JUL 2009 12:57

    Government plans that could make it easier for new out-of-town developments to be built must take account of the potential impact on high street pharmacies, the National Pharmacy Association has warned.

  • Antipsychotic use linked to hyperglycaemia in patients with diabetes Subscription

    30 JUL 2009 12:51

    Older patients with diabetes have an increased risk of admission to hospital for hyperglycaemia soon after starting treatment with antipsychotic drugs, according to research published in Archives of Internal Medicine.

  • Locum pharmacists should take rest breaks, says PDA Subscription

    30 JUL 2009 12:30

    Locum pharmacists should not agree to contractual terms that say they cannot have breaks, according to Pharmacists’ Defence Association director John Murphy. However, he acknowledged that when locums insist on receiving rest breaks large companies may not employ them again.

  • Angry woman

    Keeping the customer satisfied

    29 JUL 2009 15:20

    Not every aggrieved customer complains — some will simply shop somewhere else. Lin-Nam Wangoffers 10 easy steps to keep such customers satisfied and, at the sametime, retain their custom and protect your business’s profits

  • Beware new tax penalties

    29 JUL 2009 15:11

    Business insight | Accountants’ corner 

  • Therapy room in a pharmacy

    Investing to create a future-proof and profitable pharmacy

    29 JUL 2009 14:56

    Michael Maguire tells Nicola Cree how he reinvented his father’s pharmacy to offer a range of clinical services and cut its reliance on dispensing profitsBusiness insight | Making the most of your business 

  • Gareth Malson, editor of PJBK

    Do not answer if Uncle Sam comes knocking

    29 JUL 2009 14:51

    Changes in US healthcare policy announced by President Barack Obama could create an export opportunity for UK pharmacists and wholesalers. However, indulging in this opportunity may not be in patients’ best interests

  • Tennyson and attitudes to opium

    29 JUL 2009 By Glow-worm

    August 6 (2009) marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.His father lost his inheritance after a disagreement with his own father, and young Alfred was brought up in relatively straitened circumstances. He had a lifelong fear of mental illness, for several men in his family suffered mild epilepsy.

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