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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2012

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  • Brain cartoon with pills (Kovacevicmiro/

    Increased use of cognition-enhancing drugs presents workplace challenges Subscription

    8 NOV 2012 16:01

    Cognition-enhancing drugs present the greatest challenge when it comes to regulating technologies that enhance human abilities, and minimising their impact on the work environment, medical experts have said.

  • Kidneys (London England/

    Gliptins endorsed in Wales for diabetes patients with damaged kidneys Subscription

    8 NOV 2012 15:11

    Type 2 diabetes patients with severely damaged kidneys can be treated with vildagliptin or sitagliptin, according to the latest advice from the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.

  • 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).

  • Patients could take more responsibility for health, say GPs Subscription

    7 NOV 2012 15:10

    By News team

  • Hospital work experience: the journey of a prescription through the dispensary

    6 NOV 2012 By Helen Caley

    The general workflow in the dispensary is as follows: any incoming medicines requests are entered into a filing system according to urgency.  A dispenser selects a medicines request and proceeds to work on one of five dispensing computers to input patient information and to select the medication etc.  The dispenser then has to choose the correct person/ward to cost the supply to.

  • Patient instincts should not be ignored Subscription

    6 NOV 2012

    From Miss K. S. Ginsbury, MRPharmSI took objection on behalf of Hourglass’s late mother at the implication that she had negative feeling about medication and was “ruralised” rather than mentally “urbanised” (PJ, 1 September 2012, p243).

  • The public decides our value and future survival Subscription

    6 NOV 2012

    From Mr D. McVeigh, MRPharmSI read the letters from the 3 November 2012 issue of the PJ (p492–3) regarding the implementation of self-selection of pharmacy medicines, with dismay. I am concerned about some correspondents’ cloistered views of the open display of P medicines.

  • 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. 

  • The Real World

    5 NOV 2012 By Brendan Fraser

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