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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 31 January 2015, Vol 294, No 7847

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  • Women taking valproate should be told about risks of developmental disorders in offspring Subscription

    21 JAN 2015 17:50

    Women taking valproate should be told about the risks of developmental disorders in children exposed to the drug during pregnancy, says the UK medicines regulator.

  • What is causing the delay to decriminalising dispensing errors? Subscription

    26 JAN 2015 18:03 By Joy Wingfield

    Well hooray and alleluia! A ray of common sense pierces the clouds of officialdom. Now community pharmacists will not have to “dob themselves in” to the authorities until legal defences are put in place to counter the strict liability offence that arises when a dispensing error is made. I would like to claim my blog (The Pharmaceutical ...

  • Wednesday 22 April: Joint QP symposium Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:46

    Joint Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology event, ‘14th Joint Qualified Person (QP) Symposium’. Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram St, London WC1N 1HT. Event 9.30am–4pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 18 February: RPS Faculty webinar Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:31

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty webinar, ‘Faculty Question Time’. Find the answers to any questions you have about the Faculty such as: is it for me? What is involved? How long does it take to build my portfolio? Online 7–8pm. Register and access the webinar via the RPS website.

  • Voltarol OTC tablets recalled Subscription

    19 JAN 2015 11:11

    Following the decision from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to make oral medicines containing diclofenac available only on prescription, Voltarol Pain-eze tablets, Voltarol Pain-eze Extra Strength tablets 25mg  and Voltarol Joint Pain tablets 12.5mg will no longer available for sale over the counter and are being recalled. There are no plans at this time to relaunch these products as prescription-only medicines. Topical products, such as Voltarol Paineze ...

  • Recent small studies have raised concerns that use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients undergoing surgery may be associated with anastomotic leak at the surgical junction

    Use of NSAIDs associated with surgery complication Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 9:41
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    Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients undergoing surgery may be associated with anastomotic leak at the surgical junction, research confirms.

  • Tuesday 10 February: RPS Faculty webinar Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:30

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty webinar, ‘Faculty Question Time’. Find the answers to any questions you have about the Faculty such as: is it for me? What is involved? How long does it take to build my portfolio? Online 1–2pm. Register and access the webinar via the RPS website.

  • Tribute to Eugene Thomas Fitzpatrick Ball Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 16:40 By Patrick Ball

    My father passed away on 5 January 2014, aged 93. Eugene (Gene) registered in 1944 and worked for the whole of his working life for the Boots Company. A dedicated pharmacist, he nevertheless also brought to work his outside interests in photography and high-fidelity sound. This caused some consternation among his seniors when his Weoley Castle, Birmingham, branch outsold many larger branches in cameras and audio. Nevertheless, his prime focus was always the wellbeing of the patient.

  • Tribute for Robert Blyth Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 11:59 By Bruce Rhodes

    So Robert Blyth, the one-time editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, is no longer with us. I can’t imagine Robert “shuffling off this mortal coil”, because he was not that sort of man.

  • A tattoo-based iontophoresis-sensor platform holds considerable promise for efficient diabetes management, say researchers

    Tattoo-based sensor could eliminate invasive glucose monitoring Subscription

    23 JAN 2015 15:36

    A tattoo-based iontophoresis-sensor platform holds considerable promise for efficient diabetes management, say researchers.

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