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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2008

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  • The Spotlight

    6 SEP 2008

    Two weeks ago, I started an informal back-of-an-envelope survey of this blog readership.  Thank you to the two who e-mailed in, and also the three that made me aware they were perusing this section by other means.

  • Yellow card

    Lifestyle magazines could promote adverse reaction reporting

    5 SEP 2008 14:32

    Lifestyle and health magazines might be targeted to persuade the public to consider using the yellow card system if they suffer a side effect when taking a herbal remedy.The suggestion was put forward at a fatal accident inquiry into the death of Norman Ferrie who had been taking the herbal remedy glucosamine for arthritis in his knees.

  • Two stroke treatments are equivalent

    5 SEP 2008 14:28

    Disability and cognitive decline following a recurrent stroke were no different for patients pre-treated with aspirin/dipyridamole than for those given clopidogrel, according to a Lancet Neurology study (published online 30 August).

  • Reduction in heart rate could reduce coronary artery disease morbidity

    5 SEP 2008 14:25

    Reduction in heart rate with ivabradine could be used to decrease the incidence of coronary artery disease outcomes in patients who have heart rates of 70 beats per minute or greater, according to researchers (The Lancet 2008;372:807).

  • Pandemia

    4 SEP 2008

    The subject of pandemic influenza came up at work today. It's one of those things that everyone paniced about for a few months a while back, then memories fade to the point where everyone's relaxed about the possibility of the total collapse of society that pandemic flu could bring.

  • Technology is threatening the future of the friendly airport sniffer dog

    4 SEP 2008 By Footler

    A dog’s ability to detect smells is, we are told, up to 10,000 times better than ours. Thus dogs are trained to sniff out drugs and explosives and to find people buried under rubble or snow. But training them takes time and resources. They may have off-days, become ill or make mistakes. And they have to be fed, rested and exercised.

  • Pick, chew, scoop and apply when required for relief of inflammation

    4 SEP 2008 By Footler

    There have been occasional reports of wild animals using naturally occurring drugs. For example, some species such as chimpanzees chew certain types of rough hairy leaves, apparently to remove intestinal parasites, and one species of lemur has been observed rubbing aromatic leaves into its fur to repel parasites.

  • Centenary of a pioneering heart surgeon

    4 SEP 2008 By Footler

    [img_assist|nid=29895|title=Michael DeBakey|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=180|height=255]Michael Dabaghi (later anglicised to DeBakey) was born to Lebanese parents in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 100 years ago, on 7 September 1908.His father was a pharmacist but Michael chose to become a surgeon. He left medical school in 1932.

  • The Second War on PPIs

    3 SEP 2008

    At a meeting today we were on the verge of war on proton pump inhibitors.

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