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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2013

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  • Paracetamol: Friend or Foe?

    30 MAR 2013

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  • Let’s skype our way to better health

    28 MAR 2013 By Benedict Lam

    A hospital in north London may soon be providing medical consultations via Skype. Hospital bosses at The Whittington Hospital say the planned system, which would involve patients discussing their illness with doctors using Skype, an internet video-chat service, would free doctors’ time.

  • NHS Commissioning Board to be renamed NHS England Subscription

    28 MAR 2013 15:15

    The NHS Commissioning Board will be known as NHS England from 1 April 2013, when the health and social care reforms come into effect.

  • London Court of Appeal (David Fowler Dreamstime)

    Pharmacist who defrauded the NHS freed as an "act of mercy" Subscription

    27 MAR 2013 12:24

    A pharmacist who defrauded the NHS of £32,000 was freed as an "act of mercy" by the Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday (26 March 2013). Rashad Iftikhar Arif was sentenced to eight months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court in January 2013 after admitting three counts of fraud.

  • Healthcounter offers bespoke website service Subscription

    26 MAR 2013 16:38

    Independent community pharmacies that want to have an online presence will be able to enlist the services of internet pharmacy the Healthcounter, launched by Day Lewis in 2012.

  • Tesco sign (Anthony Baggett/

    Community pharmacy future project expands Subscription

    26 MAR 2013 15:50

    Pilots of two medicines support services, launched last year (2012) with the backing of the Department of Health, will be expanded from next month (2 April 2013) to include independent pharmacies, small multiples and a supermarket, in addition to the four major multiples already taking part.

  • Ingenol mebutate provides sustained clearance of lesions Subscription

    25 MAR 2013 15:30

    Nearly half of patients with actinic keratoses who respond well to treatment with ingenol mebutate gel remain free of lesions at one year, according to trial follow-up data.

  • Generally busy

    24 MAR 2013 By Ayla Atalar

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  • Dispensing happiness

    24 MAR 2013 By Ranveer Bassey

    Pharmacists dispensed £270million worth of happiness in2011, with 1 in every 20 items dispensed being an antidepressant.  It worries me a little.

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