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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 3/10 January 2015, Vol 294, No 7843/4

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  • General Pharmaceutical Council announces revamp of pharmacists' registration exam

    Pharmacists’ registration exam set to become more clinical in 2016 Subscription

    16 DEC 2014 15:36 By Debbie Andalo
    Comments (5)

    The General Pharmaceutical Council has announced plans to make the assessment papers that pre-registration pharmacists take to qualify more clinical in focus.

  • There is a lack of evidence for seven investigational drugs for treatment of Ebola virus, concludes European Medicines Agency (EMA)

    Evidence still lacking for Ebola treatments, concludes European Medicines Agency Subscription

    16 DEC 2014 14:35

    Lack of evidence for seven investigational drugs being developed for the treatment of Ebola means it is impossible to make conclusions about their safety or efficacy.

  • Evidence suggests that aspirin (molecular structure pictured) can reduce cancer incidence and mortality. However, its benefits do not outweigh the risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding in most women, researchers find

    Risk modelling study suggests aspirin’s harms outweigh benefits for younger women Subscription

    15 DEC 2014 16:34

    For most women, the long-term benefits of aspirin do not outweigh the increase in major gastrointestinal bleeding, say researchers.

  • Caution is needed with e-cigarettes Subscription

    15 DEC 2014 14:13 By Paul Hardy
    Comments (2)

    In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes. The working party responsible showed less enthusiasm than Margaret Cunningham (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014;293:599). ...

  • Using pharmacists to support statin-prescribing in general practice improves patients’ chances of reaching their cholesterol targets

    Pharmacy-led statin support service in general practice helps patients reach cholesterol targets Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 16:59 By Janna Lawrence

    Using pharmacists to support statin-prescribing in general practice improves patients’ chances of reaching their cholesterol targets and has a lasting effect on the prescribing behaviour of GPs.

  • English language testing is a good thing Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 12:39 By Aamer Safdar

    I support the plans for the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to test pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the European Economic Area (EEA) on their levels of English.

  • Tuesday 27 January: Newport Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 12:30

    A Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE) event, held jointly with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, ‘Annual Professional Debate’. Hilton Hotel, Chepstow Road, Langstone, Newport NP18 2LX. Event 7pm. Book via WCPPE by calling 029 2087 4784 or via

  • Alcohol and substance misuse Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 12:29

    As part of the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse in Wales, the Committee will consider the following areas: The impacts of alcohol and substance misuse on people in Wales, including young people and university students, older people, homeless people, and people in police custody or prisons; The ...

  • Care standards in Wales Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 12:29

    The Welsh Government is consulting on integrating the 26 Standards for Health Services in Wales and the 12 Fundamentals of Care Standards into 7 Quality Themes and 24 Health Standards. Full details of this consultation can be found on the Welsh Government website.

  • Liver disease delivery plan Subscription

    12 DEC 2014 12:27

    The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a draft Liver Disease Delivery Plan.

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