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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2008

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  • ATHP calls for local collaborative networks and a seven-day service Subscription

    22 SEP 2008 16:48

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  • Intravenous fluid therapy — what pharmacists need to monitor Subscription

    22 SEP 2008

    [img_assist|nid=32965|title=Prescription|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=219|height=130]Pharmacists should check intravenous fluid prescriptions as thoroughly as drug prescriptions (Mark Borthwick)

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    Scotland's pharmacies to get money for better premises

    22 SEP 2008 13:39

    Guidance on the NHS funding available to upgrade community pharmacy premises was issued in Scotland on 17 September 2008.

  • Lipid lowering in aortic stenosis unnecessary

    22 SEP 2008 11:12

    Simvastatin plus ezetimibe does not reduce the risk of patients with aortic stenosis suffering from aortic-valve events and ischaemic events, a study has shown (published online in New England Journal of Medicine).

  • Free parking introduced at 14 Scottish hospitals

    22 SEP 2008 10:52

    Car parking charges at 14 hospitals in Scotland will be abolished from 31 December 2008, the Scottish Government announced earlier this month.Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the move would help to reaffirm the NHS’s founding principle of healthcare free at the point of delivery.

  • Fruit juice shown to reduce drug absorption

    22 SEP 2008 10:49

    Taking certain medicines with fruit juice may impair their absorption, Canadian research suggests.Their research identified an active ingredient in grapefruit juice called naringin, which appears to block an intestinal drug uptake protein.They also identified naringin-like substances in orange juice and apple juice.

  • APTUK invites nominations for technician award

    22 SEP 2008 10:44

    Nominations are invited for a new award to be presented at the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK annual conference next June.The award, entitled “Pharmacy technician of the year — professional award”, is open to technicians in community or hospitals.Further details can be obtained from Esther Joberns (telephone 024 7643 2941).

  • Unite consults members on industrial action

    22 SEP 2008 10:40

    Health union Unite is consulting its members to gauge support for industrial action after it rejected the recent pay deal offered by the Department of Health.

  • Private hospitals to produce care quality reports

    22 SEP 2008 10:35

    Private hospitals will be expected to publish annual quality reports, similar to those produced by NHS hospitals, according to David Nicholson, NHS chief executive.

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