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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 12 April 2014, Vol 292, No 7805

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  • Regional anaesthesia: how it works Subscription

    12 APR 2014 By Ian O. Fleming, Sai-Ling Ho

    Local anaesthetics are now widely used in pain relief as well as surgery. The development of new pharmacological agents and equipment, combined with greater understanding and safety, means that local agents and regional techniques can be tailored to the clinical situation.

  • Farewell Graeme Smith Subscription

    12 APR 2014 By Andrew Haynes

    I was saddened to read this week that Graeme Smith is leaving The Pharmaceutical Journal (PJ, 2014;292:358). This is a tragedy for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • The history of marmalade Subscription

    12 APR 2014 By Henry Adler

    The piece from Didapper on marmalade (PJ 2014;292:246) mentioned that it was originally made with the bitter fruit of the quince and it is not clear when oranges were first used.

  • How things were done then Subscription

    12 APR 2014 By Mike Brunt

    John Ferguson’s letters, with his seemingly infallible memory, are always informative and interesting and this one (PJ, 5 April 2014, p366) took me back in time to the way the inspectorate used to operate when I ran my pharmacy, particularly in respect to test prescriptions, at a time when secundum artem was the name of the game rather than the count, pour and label dispensing of today. I doubt the General Pharmaceutical ...

  • Welsh plan for rare diseases Subscription

    11 APR 2014 14:37

    The Welsh Government has issued for consultation a draft implementation plan for rare diseases. It is available on the Welsh Government’s website until 23 May 2014.

  • Digestive disorders Subscription

    11 APR 2014 14:36

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is updating its guideline on the management of the digestive disorders dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux. It has produced a draft version of the updated guideline for consultation, which can be accessed via the NICE website under “Guidance in development”.  The consultation is open until 19 May 2014.

  • Westminster

    Timetable for decriminalisation of dispensing errors has slipped

    11 APR 2014 14:27

    The timetable to implement legislative changes designed to decriminalise dispensing errors has slipped, according to Ken Jarrold, chairman of the programme board for rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation. However, he is still hopeful that the legislation will be passed “in the life of this Parliament”.

  • Lambeth’s crowded workhouse

    10 APR 2014 By Didapper

  • More legs than average

    10 APR 2014 By Didapper

    You may not be aware of this, but I have been blessed with more than the average number of lower limbs.

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