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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2009

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  • Oral care (1) Dentistry Subscription

    15 OCT 2009

  • Vitiligo (2) Sun protection and skin camouflage Subscription

    15 OCT 2009

    Most people with vitiligo are self-conscious about their appearance, particularly if the white patches appear on their face, neck or hands, and this may make them hesitant to seek help. There are two specific areas in which the pharmacist can provide information: the correct use of sunscreens and the use of skin camouflage products.

  • Pregnancy (5) Nutrition in pregnancy Subscription

    15 OCT 2009

    Women thinking about having a baby should be encouraged to evaluate their diets and make any necessary changes, such as increasing intake of fruit and vegetables to at least five portions a day, basing meals and snacks on high-fibre carbohydrate foods, reducing consumption of fatty or sugary foods and limiting salt intake.

  • 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.

  • Bernard Kelly

    Museum’s future is for the new body to decide

    15 OCT 2009 14:17

    A strategy leaving decisions on the future of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s museum to the new professional body was agreed by the Society’s Council at its meeting in York on 7 October 2009.

  • Online only – the photo: (L-R) Samantha Hayman, Prof Joy Wingfield (University of Nottingham), Adrienne Hickman, Deirdre McGuirk.

    PLEA essay competition winners announced

    15 OCT 2009 12:48

    Adrienne Hickman, a third year student at the University of Hertfordshire, is the overall winner of the inaugural Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association essay competition. (The winning essay is available for download as a PDF).

  • Remote supervision

    14 OCT 2009

    Worries about bogeymen stealing jobsFrom Mr J. A. S. Buisson, MRPharmSIt is disappointing that The Journal has perpetuated the assertion that changes to the regulation of pharmacist activity will be about “remote” supervision (PJ, 3 October 2009, p346).

  • Must a balloon made of lead always go down like a lead balloon?

    14 OCT 2009 By Merlin

    The phrase “going down like a lead balloon” seems to have become more popular in recent years, and seems to be a particular favourite with those NHS administrative staff who enjoy using jargon. The phrase usually refers to an idea or proposal that has not been well received by the intended audience. It appears to have originated in the US.

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