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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2012

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  • Edible deodorant

    15 NOV 2012 By Sara Valente

    A Daily Mail article was brought to my attention about a newdeodorant that is being marketed by Deo Perfume but instead of applying it to yourarmpits, you eat it! The scientific rationale behind the new candy is that it

  • Pre-registration training: a week in the life part 1.

    14 NOV 2012 By Connie Pringle

    Any attempt I make to describe aweek in the life of a hospital pre-reg promotes the conclusion that there is no‘typical’ day.  However, over the nextcouple of months, I intend to blog through a few weeks of my working life as apre-registration pharmacist. Maybe this will give students an insight into

  • The Bolam test Subscription

    14 NOV 2012

    From Mr J. N. Glassbrook, MRPharmS

  • Pharmacists and patients both benefit Subscription

    14 NOV 2012

    From Mr M. A. C. Field, MRPharmSI am not sure how to take the article about community pharmacists’ continuing professional development (PJ, 3 November 2012, p489). Is it condescending, insulting or just naive?

  • Taking the leap to do my first locum

    12 NOV 2012

    So this month I have moved flats and it was both costly and stressful. After moving in, I discovered I needed to buy everything from a shower rail to a television. Needless to say, the lack of cash flow gave me the final push to do my first locum.

  • How pharmacists can promote the sensible use of antimicrobials Subscription

    12 NOV 2012 14:36

    Ensuring appropriate and safe use of any drug in an individual patient is important. However, antimicrobials are the only class of drugs where irresponsible use in one patient may affect the potential use of these drugs in future patients...

  • Hangover patches removed from sale after MHRA steps in Subscription

    12 NOV 2012 12:17

    Bytox hangover prevention patches have been removed from sale by UK internet retailer Firebox.com, in response to an urgent notice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • How generic drugs are named

    11 NOV 2012 By Ranveer Bassey

    Despite what it might seem, the process of creating drug names does not involve a bowl of alphabet soup, someone sneezing and interpretation of the resulting mess.  The process is a little more considered than that.

  • Epigenetics

    9 NOV 2012 By Sophie Khatib

    I must admit, I had never heard of epigenetics until this week so I have done what any scientist would: started a literature search on the topic.

  • Scottish money (Steve Roberts/Dreamstime.com)

    Pharmacists profit from misery of addicts, says MSP Subscription

    9 NOV 2012 12:39

    Scotland’s pharmacists were yesterday (8 November 2012) branded “methadone millionaires” who profit from people’s misery by Scottish Labour MP Jenny Marra, in what the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called an “absolutely unacceptable” attack for which she should apologise.

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