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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2009

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  • Travel

    What needs to be considered before setting up a travel clinic Subscription

    5 OCT 2009 15:41

    Timely advice can prevent holidaymakers from coming home with health problems such as sunburn, malaria or travellers’ diarrhoea. Ailsa Colquhoun describes one way for pharmacists to offer a comprehensive travel serviceBusiness insight | Implementing a new service

  • Prepare for tax increases Subscription

    5 OCT 2009

    Business insight | Accountants’ corner 

  • Terms of service to be reviewed following RP Regulations

    5 OCT 2009 13:45

    A review of the community pharmacy contract and NHS pharmaceutical services Regulations (including terms of service for community pharmacy contractors) is to be undertaken by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the Department of Health to determine whether any changes are necessary following introduction of the responsible pharmacist Regulations.

  • Pharmacy minister checks out key health services Subscription

    2 OCT 2009 13:59

    Mike O’Brien, heath minister with responsibility for pharmacy, visited a community pharmacy in his North Warwickshire constituency on 25 September 2009 to see services, such as medicines use reviews, smoking cessation and emergency hormonal contraception provision.Mr O’Brien said that his experience reinforced the importance of the pharmacy White Paper for England.

  • 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.

  • Scottish C diff guidance updated Subscription

    2 OCT 2009 13:51

    Revised guidance on the prevention and control of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been published by Health Protection Scotland.

  • European wholesalers group makes its peace with Alliance Boots Subscription

    2 OCT 2009 13:46

    The European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP) has settled its differences with Alliance Boots, the two organisations have announced.

  • French pharmacist challenges UK interpretation of rule used to prevent those EU-qualified being in charge of new pharmacies

    2 OCT 2009 13:44

    A French pharmacist has lodged a complaint with the European Parliament over UK interpretation of rules that can be used to prevent pharmacists with an EU pharmacy qualification from being appointed as the pharmacist in charge of new pharmacies.

  • Supply shortage of Fabrazyme worse than expected Subscription

    1 OCT 2009 14:35

    The supply shortage of Genzyme’s Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta), reported by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) earlier this year, is more severe than previously thought and has resulted in the EMEA issuing updated treatment recommendations.

  • Staff development Subscription

    1 OCT 2009

    By Trudy Thomas

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