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

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  • Is the most suitable NSAID being used? Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

    A case study from the BNF highlights issues to consider when prescribing or supplying non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Prescription products: January 2014 Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

  • Supply issues: January 2014 Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

  • Drug tariff updates: January 2014 Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

  • Products miscellany: 4/11 January 2014 Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

    Prednisolone Amdipharm Mercury has announced that the price of prednisolone soluble tablets 5mg x 30 has increased to £42.78. Medical information on 08700 70 3033. Further information on 020 8588 9441. Revatio Pfizer has announced that the price of Revatio (sildenafil citrate) tablets 20mg has increased to £446.33. Further information on 01737 331700.

  • Discontinued products: 4/11 January 2014 Subscription

    25 JAN 2014

    Anafranil

  • Two women seated (Purmar/Dreamstime.com)

    RPS launches career development plan for newly registered pharmacists

    24 JAN 2014 13:44
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    Newly registered pharmacists who are members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society can now benefit from access to a competency framework and related resources to support their practice.

  • Vipidia (alogliptin/Takeda)

    Alogliptin, latest DPP4 inhibitor, launched by Takeda

    24 JAN 2014 11:33

    Type II diabetes patients now have an additional dipeptidylpeptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitor treatment option available — alogliptin.

  • Consultation: Atrial fibrillation

    24 JAN 2014 9:35

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a draft update to its guideline on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. The guideline is available for consultation on the NICE website until 26 February 2014.

  • Resource: Pharmacy premises Subscription

    24 JAN 2014 9:33

    The National Pharmacy Association has launched a resource pack to help NPA members prepare for the new General Pharmaceutical Council premises inspection and ratings model. The pack is available from the NPA website.

  • 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/Dreamstime.com)

    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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