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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2008

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  • Simple is as simple does

    3 SEP 2008

    Recent environmental concerns have convinced us that the world is a system. When we burn fossil fuels, the emissions affect the climate. When we tip rubbish in land-fills, future generations are left with toxic waste. In other words, individual actions sum to greater consequences.

  • Remedy for nettle rash

    3 SEP 2008

    From Ms R. Greer

  • Pharmaceutical industry

    3 SEP 2008

    From Mr M. C. Harvey, MRPharmSIn your meeting report from the 15th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, “Disease-mongering is big business: it sells sickness and promotes drugs”, there is another cynical attack on the pharmaceutical industry (PJ, 9 August 2008, p168).

  • Preregistration: Clinical training

    3 SEP 2008

    From Dr P. J. Brown, FRPharmS

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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