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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 12 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7879

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  • William James Moore dies Subscription

    7 SEP 2015 17:02

    On 28 August 2015, William James Moore, known as Jim, aged 80, of Lyminge, Kent. Mr Moore registered with the Society in 1963 and left in 2004.  

  • Further evidence has emerged that confirms high levels of inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics to adults with learning disabilities. In the image, a man with down syndrome making a cake

    Widespread prescribing of antipsychotics for intellectually disabled people revealed Subscription

    4 SEP 2015 15:11 By Debbie Andalo

    As many as 71% of adults with a learning disability were prescribed an antipsychotic when they had no record of any mental illness, a study reported in The BMJ has found.

  • We need more industry QPs Subscription

    27 AUG 2015 15:42 By Malcolm Brown

    The demand for Qualified Persons (QPs) is growing. More QPs are retiring than are qualifying.

  • A vaccine candidate has demonstrated its unique ability to elicit a broad and protective immune response against influenza type A group 1 viruses in mice and nonhuman primates. In the image, micrograph of the influenza virus

    Universal flu vaccine works in animals Subscription

    4 SEP 2015 15:57

    A new vaccine that targets a part of the influenza virus common to many viral strains has been developed and found to be effective in animal studies

  • Evolocumab is the first treatment to act by inhibiting proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), pictured, an enzyme that reduces the liver’s ability to clear LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) from the blood

    UK launch for cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor Subscription

    3 SEP 2015 14:51 By Suzanne Elvidge

    An injectable treatment has been launched for people who struggle to control their cholesterol levels through established diet and drug regimes, including patients with the genetic lipid disorder familial hypercholesterolaemia.

  • Tuesday 15 September: RPS Faculty webinar Subscription

    24 AUG 2015 11:50

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty webinar, ‘You, your professional practice and the Faculty’. Learn about how using the Faculty assessment supports your professional practice. Find out how the Faculty supports the forthcoming continuing fitness to practise requirements; provides evidence that patient safety is being addressed; and enhances the quality of pharmaceutical care. Discover what the Faculty is, how it fits and benefits your professional development ...

  • Babies receiving the meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero) should be given three doses of infant paracetamol as a prophylactic measure against fever, according to Public Health England (PHE). In the image, infant takes medicine from syringe

    Three paracetamol doses for babies receiving meningitis B vaccine, says PHE Subscription

    1 SEP 2015 17:39

    Babies receiving the meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero) should be given three doses of infant paracetamol as a prophylactic measure against fever, according to advice from Public Health England.

  • New research in roundworms sheds light on the link between food availability and ageing.

    The genetic code that links food and lifespan

    4 JUN 2015 By Pamela Mason

    New research in roundworms sheds light on the link between food availability and ageing.

  • Researchers have identified six high-risk medicines or combinations of high-risk medicines which they suggest should be targeted in medicines reviews to reduce iatrogenic disease in older people. In the image, doctor consulting with senior patient

    Target six high-risk drugs during medication reviews, say researchers Subscription

    28 AUG 2015 12:13 By Debbie Andalo
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    Researchers have identified six high-risk medicines or combinations of high-risk medicines that should be targeted in medicines reviews to reduce iatrogenic disease in older people.

  • Take your medicine with snakes Subscription

    11 SEP 2015 10:46 By Michael Franks

    Recently I received a prescription for Creon capsules and the dose was take two with meals and one with snakes. When a family member of the patient picked up the medicine I pointed out that the patient must have a strange diet because I would have thought it should be one taken with snacks rather than snakes. He laughed and said she only eats one rattlesnake per day! Michael Franks London

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