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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2014

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  • Januvia patient support programme Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 9:51

    Numark and Merck Sharp & Dohme have launched a patient support programme for type 2 diabetes patients who are prescribed Januvia (sitagliptin). The programme provides Numark members with the tools, skills and knowledge required to confidently perform interventions with their patients. Advice on diet, exercise and general lifestyle is also provided as part of the message.

  • App for reducing risk of non-communicable diseases Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 9:49

    The World Health Professions Alliance, supported by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, have launched an app to help individuals and their health professionals reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases. The app, called HealthyScore, helps individuals rate their habits with a traffic light system. Four biometric indicators and four behaviour indicators provide ...

  • Hospital pharmacists may join new NHS strike on 24 November Subscription

    5 NOV 2014 16:41

    Members of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists are likely to be among NHS workers in England due to go on strike again on 24 November 2014.

  • Improving antimicrobial stewardship (video) Video

    5 NOV 2014 15:24

    Anna Cichowska, consultant in public health strategy for NHS England and Mark Gilchrist, consultant pharmacist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust discuss the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and highlight key areas of concern.’

  • Re-register for BNF and BNFc online access Subscription

    4 NOV 2014 16:01

    Access to the online versions of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFc) is changing from bnf.org to MedicinesComplete, and existing subscribers are being asked to re-register by 7 November 2014. Those who do not re-register will lose online access to the BNF and BNFc. Pharmacy staff working in an NHS contract pharmacy are entitled to gain free online access to these publications. 

  • hypertension-blood-pressure-monitor

    Blood pressure devices giving inaccurate readings, study finds Subscription

    31 OCT 2014 14:00 By Coeli Carr
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    Blood pressure devices designed for use at home can give inaccurate readings for as many as 15% of users.

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