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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2009

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  • Make even a little difference.....

    30 JUN 2009

    Today I had a conversation with an addict about how he was getting ontaking Subutex instead of using. He told me that physically he wasdoing really well, physchologically though was where he found it hardat times. In his words - he had nothing to fill the gap that the drugshad left. I asked him what counselling or coaching had he had with

  • Lilly medicines to be delivered direct to pharmacies from next week Subscription

    30 JUN 2009 16:40

    Lilly’s direct-to-pharmacy distribution scheme is set to launch early next week (6 July 2009).Lilly, which first announced the distribution changes last year, will use AAH Pharmaceuticals and Phoenix Healthcare to deliver its products to pharmacies.

  • Have to do's....or...Get to do's??????

    29 JUN 2009

    Today I had the pleasure of speaking at a manager's development dayfor Hampshire County Council and was able to sit on on the other guestpresentations and workshops which was great learning and networking.The final presentation was Time Management and Stress Management

  • Relying on pharmacists and their suppliers to roll out IT systems was risky strategy Subscription

    29 JUN 2009 15:20

    Relying on pharmacy suppliers and pharmacists to upgrade and roll out IT systems was a risky strategy, the Office of Government Commerce warned the Government as part of a review of the National Programme for IT conducted in 2004.

  • Dose-dependent bleeding seen with rivaroxaban Subscription

    29 JUN 2009 15:16

    Rivaroxaban is associated with a dose-dependent increase in clinically significant bleeding in patients stabilised after acute coronary syndrome, research published online in The Lancet (17 June 2009) suggests.

  • PAGB president adds voice to calls for minor ailments schemes Subscription

    29 JUN 2009 15:14

    A call for a pharmacy-based minor ailments service to be funded in England and Wales, as it is in Scotland, has been made by the president of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain.

  • Town planners should have access to health experts Subscription

    29 JUN 2009 15:10

    Local health trusts should act as statutory consultants for local planning procedures in towns and cities, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute.The RTPI has issued guidance — “Delivering healthy communities” — that highlights planning as a key component in promoting healthy lifestyles.

  • Pharmacist honoured for brain injury work Subscription

    29 JUN 2009 15:07

    A pharmacist has been honoured for her services to Headway, the brain injury association.Pamela Munro set up the Tunbridge Wells and District branch of Headway in 1988, along with her husband Michael Munro.

  • Ask one question: do I feel lucky

    26 JUN 2009 By Prospector

    Thinking of buying a lottery tick for the big draw on Saturday? You are in with a sporting chance of winning a tenner — one in 56.7 — but your chances of scooping the jackpot are pretty poor, at around one in 14 million.

  • Spam, spam, spam, lovely spam

    26 JUN 2009 By Prospector

    E-mail spam is responsible for 97 per cent of all e-mails and the emission of more than 17 million tons of carbon dioxide. Spam filtering could reduce unwanted spam by 75 per cent, or the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road.

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