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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 18 April 2015, Vol 294, No 7858

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  • Over 100,000 people in the UK who could benefit from palliative care do not receive it, according to a report by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Image of a nurse holding the head of a dying patient

    Better information is needed to improve palliative care services Subscription

    17 APR 2015 8:59

    Gaps in access to palliative care services mean that many patients with life-limiting illnesses miss out on support they need, but there is much to learn about people’s experiences at the end of life.

  • Applicants are about to undergo their final assessment as the RPS Faculty prepares to accept the first pharmacists with less than ten years’ experience

    Tough, costly, rewarding: how 12 pharmacists found the RPS Faculty process Subscription

    15 APR 2015 15:55 By Stephen Robinson

    As the RPS Faculty prepares to accept the first pharmacists with less than ten years’ experience, Stephen Robinson explores the views of those applicants about to undergo their final assessment.

  • Tuesday 5 May: Surrey Subscription

    15 APR 2015 14:12

    Local practice forum event, ‘Practical tips for supporting community pharmacists with insulin medication’. Hilton Hotel, 7 Hills Road South, Cobham KT11 1EW. Meeting 7pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • A new drug inhibits an enzyme called proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 or PCSK9, which could help lower cholesterol and reduce heart attacks. In the image, a light micrograph of cholesterol crystals

    PCSK9 inhibitors: the next cholesterol-lowering blockbusters?

    15 APR 2015 9:00 By Emma Dorey

    Statins have been a mainstay of heart attack and stroke prevention for the past 20 years, but the race is on to bring a new drug to market that targets an enzyme called PCSK9.

  • BPSA elections Subscription

    14 APR 2015 17:23

    Lottie Bain has been voted president-elect and Amit Parekh vice president-elect of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA).

  • A major research venture has yielded two antibiotic regimens that can be administered in low-income and middle-income countries. In the image, a mother and child from Dhaki, Bangladesh

    Alternative antibiotic regimens effective for resource-poor settings Subscription

    14 APR 2015 14:34

    A major research venture has yielded two antibiotic regimens for treating severe infections that can be administered in the outpatient setting.

  • Atrial fibrillation learning module Subscription

    13 APR 2015 16:58

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has published a learning module on the management of atrial fibrillation that helps pharmacists and other healthcare professionals provide a personalised package of care for patients. The three-hour module is free for most NHS employees and is £15 otherwise. It is called ‘Atrial fibrillation: applying a patient-centred approach’ and ...

  • Side effect of Imbruvica Subscription

    13 APR 2015 16:56

    Tumour lysis syndrome has been added to the list of uncommon adverse events in the summary of product characteristics for Imbruvica (ibrutinib; Janssen-Cilag). 

  • Side effects of Neoclarityn Subscription

    13 APR 2015 16:53

    Jaundice, pancreatitis and QT prolongation have been added to the list of potential adverse effects of unknown frequency in the summary of product characteristics for Neoclarityn (desloratadine; Merck Sharp & Dohme).

  • Geoffrey Smith dies Subscription

    13 APR 2015 16:50

    On 9 March 2015, Geoffrey Smith MRPharmS, aged 87, of 37 Ashgrove Road, Bromley BR1 4JN. Mr Smith registered with the Society in 1953.

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