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

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  • Attendees at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) conference in 2014. Employers urged to add Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) membership to pharmacy job descriptions.

    Employers urged to add RPS membership to pharmacy job descriptions Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 15:37

    Group of London pharmacy employers says joining professional membership bodies can boost career development and improve patient care

  • Eugene Thomas Fitzpatrick Ball dies Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 15:03 By Patrick Ball

    On 5 January 2015, Eugene Thomas Fitzpatrick Ball, aged 93, of 1 Oak Close, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9AW. Mr Ball registered with the Society in 1944. He left the Society in 2010.

  • Peter Richard West dies Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 14:31

    On 21 January 2015, Peter Richard West MRPharmS, aged 57, of 48 Oaklands, Guilden Sutton, Chester CH3 7HE. Mr West registered with the Society in 1979.

  • Pamela Robertson Hall dies Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 14:28

    On 23 January, Pamela Robertson Hall MRPharmS, aged 71, of High Widden, Pitmore Lane, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 6BW. Mrs Hall registered with the Society in 1965.

  • UK deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) have declined by 60% since the 1970s

    Analysis questions value of primary prevention medication for reducing CHD deaths Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 12:13

    Population-wide approaches to risk-factor control have had a far greater impact on the reduction of deaths from coronary heart disease than use of primary prevention medication.

  • 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.

  • Maurice Slinger dies Subscription

    27 JAN 2015 9:33

    On 27 November 2014, Maurice Slinger MRPharmS, aged 89, of Heathfield, Hobcote Lane, Oakworth, Keighley BD22 0RW. Mr Slinger registered with the Society in 1948.

  • 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 ...

  • The Human Protein Atlas shows the locations of almost 17,000 different proteins in the human body could offer invaluable guidance for drug developers

    Human Protein Atlas reveals drug targets Subscription

    26 JAN 2015 11:09 By Mark Peplow

    The Human Protein Atlas shows the locations of almost 17,000 different proteins in the human body and could offer invaluable guidance for drug developers. 

  • 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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