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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 25 January 2014, Vol 292, No 7794

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  • Resource: No Smoking Day Subscription

    24 JAN 2014 9:29

    Pharmacists can download a free “No Smoking Day” pack, which includes posters, leaflets and a handbook, to help them organise appropriate events and activities for No Smoking Day on 12 March 2014. The resource is available on the No Smoking Day website.

  • Resource: NMS and MUR Subscription

    24 JAN 2014 9:23

    Tips on overcoming challenges associated with the new medicine service and medicines use reviews are available from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee website.

  • Resource: Hints & Tips Subscription

    24 JAN 2014 9:22

    The latest issue of the dispensing contractors’ version of Hints & Tips, the quarterly newsletter from NHS Prescription Services, contains information and advice regarding the submission of prescriptions for payment. The newsletter is available on the NHS Prescriptions Services website.

  • Pharmacist talking to patient

    Dispensing continues to dominate community pharmacy practice

    23 JAN 2014 15:41

    Community pharmacists continue to spend most of their time on technical dispensing tasks, according to research from UCL School of Pharmacy.

  •  Ryan Donnelly (Queen’s University Belfast)

    Queen’s researchers receive APPS award for microneedles manuscript

    23 JAN 2014 15:27

    A pharmacy team from Queen’s University Belfast has won an award for its research into developing microneedles that can be used to monitor drugs in a patient’s body or to deliver medication without drawing blood.

  • Prostate cancer metastases (Igokapil/

    Radiopharmaceutical launched as treatment for prostate cancer

    23 JAN 2014 15:17

    Patients with prostate cancer that has spread to bone can now be treated with radium-223 dichloride; described as an innovative first-in-class therapy by an expert oncology pharmacist.

  • BNF 67

    March print edition of BNF no longer free for pharmacists in England

    22 JAN 2014 17:00

    NHS pharmacists and community pharmacies in England will not receive a free print edition of the March 2014 British National Formulary (BNF 67), the BNF has advised in its January update.

  • Community pharmacists in Doncaster commissioned to provide falls prevention service

    22 JAN 2014 16:26

    Community pharmacists in Doncaster are being paid to provide a falls prevention service to older people on multiple medicines in a scheme which they hope could become a national model.

  • The British Pharmacopoeia celebrates its sesquicentenary

    22 JAN 2014 16:10

    This Sunday (26 January 2014) is National Potato Day. OK, so this event is unlikely to be on every pharmacist’s radar, but this day also marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the British Pharmacopoeia — “The chemist’s bible”, as some would call it — and this, for sure, is worth celebrating.

  • Society’s new Foundation Pharmacy Framework provides a gold-standard reference

    22 JAN 2014 16:07

    Developments in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Faculty have moved on apace since its establishment was announced a year ago (PJ, 2013;290:42). Back then, in our Leading article, we echoed the belief held by practically everyone in the profession that the Faculty was the future. We have not changed our view.

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