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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2008

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  • Blood glucose monitoring chart

    How to interpret blood glucose monitoring charts and adjust insulin doses Subscription

    1 SEP 2008
    Comments (1)

    Interpreting blood glucose results and being able to adjust insulin doses are useful skills for pharmacists to possess.The key to acquiring these skills is in understanding:

  • Intravenous fluid therapy — background and principles Subscription

    1 SEP 2008

    By Katharina Floss, MRPharmS, DipClinPharm, Mark Borthwick, MSc, MRPharmS, and Christine Clark, PhD, FRPharmS

  • MHRA offices, London

    MHRA and Government criticised over antibiotic reclassification proposals

    1 SEP 2008 11:47

    Reclassification proposals concerning two antibiotics for urinary tract infections show a “lack of joined up thinking” by government organisations and a medicines regulator that is “too mechanistic” in its approach.

  • Sale of “detox” products survey Subscription

    2 SEP 2008

    Sense About Science is a charity promoting good science and evidence for the public, which is supported by various organisations, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • A pharmacist talks to an elderly patient in his office (Chris Rose)

    MUR evaluation and support scheme launched

    2 SEP 2008 16:12

    Some 80 pharmacies in four districts in England have been chosen to take part in a project to evaluate and support the use of medicines use reviews.The scheme, aimed to create an evidence base for MURs and help spread best practice, is being set up in Blackpool, East Riding and Hull, Warwickshire and Bradford and Airedale.

  • Transitional Committee

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr M. Astbury, MRPharmSI am writing to correct a misunderstanding in last week’s editorial (PJ, 30 August 2008, p228).

  • Drive-through pharmacy

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr T. J. Powell, MRPharmSLooking at your photograph of the Boots drive-through pharmacy at Colchester (PJ, 30 August 2008, p231, I find it hard to reconcile the signage with the healthcare director’s comments concerning a professional service.

  • Supplementary lists

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr J. A. S. Buisson, MRPharmSThe Department of Health has resurrected plans to make all community pharmacists in England register with primary care trusts, a process known as “supplementary lists”.

  • Trials regulations: Clarification required

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr A. Sidhu, MRPharmSRegarding the article “Advice for pharmacists who need to comply with clinical trials regulations” (PJ, 16 August 2008, p193), there appears to be some disparity in the advice given by the author.

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