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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2009

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  • Pharmacy at Glastonbury festival

    A guide to setting up a festival pharmacy Subscription

    5 OCT 2009 15:59

    Revellers at several UK festivals can buy medicines from on site pharmacies. Jim Hutchins and Tony Guest share their experience in the field

  • Alphega Pharmacy now boasts over 250 UK members Subscription

    30 OCT 2009 15:20

    Alphega Pharmacy, Alliance Pharmacy’s international “virtual” chain for independent pharmacy that was launched in the UK in 2007, now boasts over 250 UK members, with that number expected to reach 400 by the end of 2009 and to exceed 850 within the next four years.

  • Avoid folic acid antagonists in first trimester of pregnancy

    19 OCT 2009 13:36

    Folic acid antagonists should not be given to women in the first trimester of pregnancy, new research published online in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (14 October 2009) suggests.

  • Baxter’s swine flu vaccine close to being granted EC licence Subscription

    2 OCT 2009 13:53

    Celvapan, Baxter’s swine influenza vaccine set to be used in the UK, should be granted marketing authorisation, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended.

  • Eye test (EDTRS test) (Redbaron/

    Bevacizumab matches standard approved therapy for treating macular degeneration

    17 OCT 2009 14:00

    Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is treated equally well by the licensed ARMD treatment ranibizumab as by the anticancer agent bevacizumab, a small study published online in the American Journal of Ophthalmology has shown (9 October 2009).

  • Boogie for your bones

    14 OCT 2009 By Merlin

  • Boots launches online health information resource

    22 OCT 2009 12:47

    Boots UK, in partnership with US company WebMD, has launched a new website — — with the aim of providing trustworthy health information for UK consumers.

  • BPC 2009: UK is European leader in reclassification of drugs

    15 OCT 2009 15:50

    Benedict Lam reports on the importance of pharmacists in reclassifying drugs, during BPC 2009 Pharmacists are key players in the reclassification process, said Colette McCreedy, specialist in self-medication at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • BPC: British Pharmaceutical Conference

    8 OCT 2009 15:46

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2010 5-6 September, London (Imperial College)Details & booking BPC 2009Reports

  • Can we offer safe medicine to the patient?

    11 OCT 2009

    Can we offer safe medicine to the needy patient? There are lots of allopathic medicine is available in the world and it gives relieve for one symptom and creates another symptoms. But on the other hand nutraceuticals and herbals are choice of drug for safe treatment options without side effect.

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