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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 26 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7881

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  • Tribute to Alan Airley Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:27 By Henry Chrystyn

    Alan’s colleagues (including many pharmacists) and friends were deeply saddened to hear of his death after a long illness.

  • Tribute to Alan Airley Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:19 By Rachel Airley

    My dear father, Alan Airley, was taken from us on 11 September 2015 after a long and brutal illness, bravely borne. Sadly missed, he will continue to be my greatest role model for his intellectual depth, tenacity, shrewdness, bravery and humility. My Dad was one of a generation of elder statesmen community pharmacists, who earned respect from his fellow pharmacists, his medical colleagues and through the loyalty of his long-serving pharmacy support staff. His commitment to his pharmacies ...

  • Ditch the pharmacist registration exam Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:14 By Jonathan Cooke

    Graham Phillips made some interesting points in his letter ‘Is the registration exam failing trainees?’ (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;295:213). Perhaps we should go further and question ...

  • Hospitals are outperforming primary care when it comes to implementing toolkits for AMS, according to research performed by Public Health England. In the image, Diane Ashiru-Oredope, the pharmacist lead for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship at PHE

    Hospitals outperforming primary care on antibiotic stewardship, says Public Health England Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:14 By Janna Lawrence

    When it comes to implementing toolkits for antimicrobial stewardship, hospitals are doing better than primary care, according to research by Public Health England.

  • A study highlights that N-acetylcysteine could be beneficial in preventing ototoxicity with a class of antibiotics known to induce death of hair cells within the cochlea. In the image, micrograph of inner ear hair cells

    Antioxidant shows promise in preventing hearing loss caused by aminoglycoside antibiotics Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:12 By George Winter

    Researchers are calling for a clinical trial to determine the protective effects of N-acetylcysteine in reducing the risk of deafness in patients taking aminoglycoside antibiotics for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

  • Deaths: Alan Airley Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 15:01

    On 11 September 2015, Alan Airley MRPharmS, aged 79, of Whitefield, Manchester. Mr Airley registered with the Society in 1959.  

  • Workshops on Parkinson's disease Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:47

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new “focal point” programme on Parkinson’s disease for pharmacy teams. Workshops will be held across England starting from October 2015. The workshops are free for NHS staff. More information can be found on the CPPE ...

  • Public health resource Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:46

    Public Health England has created a new online resource for public health professionals called ‘Health Matters’. It contains information about important public health challenges, including evidence based actions to address ...

  • Olmetec contraindication Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:25

    The summaries of product characteristics for Olmetec (olmesartan medoxomil; Daiichi Sankyo) and Olmetec Plus (hydrochlorothiazide, olmesartan medoxomil) products now state that the concomitant use of olmesartan with aliskiren-containing products is contraindicated in patients with diabetes mellitus or renal impairment (GFR <60mL/min/1.73m2).

  • Community pharmacy flu service Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:24

    Community pharmacies can now start offering the seasonal influenza vaccine service, as part of the 2015–2016 pharmacy funding contract. Prior to commencing this advanced service, community pharmacies must complete the notification form on the NHS Business Services Authority website that informs NHS England of the pharmacy’s intention to provide ...

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