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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2012

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  • ADR reporting: specifics needed Subscription

    29 NOV 2012 13:53

    Brand names and batch numbers should be provided when reporting suspected adverse drug reactions to biological medicines, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has advised in its latest issue of Drug Safety Update.

  • Are expired drugs overlooked?

    5 NOV 2012 By Sophie Khatib

    You have a throbbing headache and look in your medicine cabinet for something to take.  Oh thank goodness, you have got some painkillers in.  But you notice that they are 6 months out of date – would you still take them?  We have had it drilled into us that we should not use things past their expiry date: food, medicines and cosmetics alike. 

  • Beat antibiotic resistance, before it beats us

    19 NOV 2012

    Yesterday, November 18th, marked European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which aimed to raise awareness of the threats imposed by antibiotic resistance and irresponsible antibiotic prescribing. Several campaigns took place across Europe where focus was taken to educate health professionals about the health crisis that is antibiotic resistance.

  • BPSA conference: Pennine area

    18 NOV 2012 By Sara Valente

    The Pennine area BPSA conference took place this Saturday (17thNovember) at Manchester University, which boasted a sold out event with topspeakers. Annie Sellers – a fourth year pharmacy student at Manchester University –

  • Buy self-test kits from trusted source Subscription

    23 NOV 2012 14:40

    Self-test kits should only be bought from trusted sources, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency says in new guidance issued this week (19 November 2012).

  • Capital punishment? Subscription

    21 NOV 2012

    From Professor J. Dearden, HonMRPharmS

  • Collaborate and share resources Subscription

    21 NOV 2012

    From Professor J. Wingfield, FRPharmS

  • Contraceptive pill now more popular than condom among teenage girls Subscription

    7 NOV 2012 15:15

    The contraceptive pill is now more popular among 15-year-old girls than the male condom, according to statistics released by the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care last week (31 October 2012).

  • Do female pharmacists struggle to climb the career ladder compared to males?

    30 NOV 2012

    Pharmacy is now a female dominated profession, but it never used to be. We only have to scan around the lecture theatre to notice a higher proportion of females compared to males.

  • Do people really know what we do?

    19 NOV 2012 By Emily Hardaker

    Recently when I was wasting time on the internet, I stumbled across an article on the Times Higher Education website. It was written by one Kevin Smith of the University of Abertay Dundee about another article discussing the increasing numbers of students studying pharmacy in the UK.

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