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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 4 October 2014, Vol 293, No 7830

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  • There will not be enough pre-registration places for all students Subscription

    2 OCT 2014 By Chloe O'Beirne
    Comments (2)

    In the recent coverage of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference in The Pharmaceutical Journal, there was a focus on the need to manage the number of students studying pharmacy in order to resolve the oversupply of pharmacists (online, 7 September 2014).

  • We need to embrace science more positively Subscription

    2 OCT 2014 By John Harris

    Two items attracted my attention in a recent issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal. The first was the report on the development of advanced clinical academic training of pharmacists “which will support the advancement of a relatively small cohort of pharmacist each year… to the overall benefit of pharmacy as a profession” (2014;293:226), ...

  • A range of measures can be employed to improve access to medicines in developing countries, but it is a global struggle

    Access to medicines is a global struggle Subscription

    2 OCT 2014

    A range of measures can be employed to improve access to medicines in developing countries, but there is no simple solution.

  • David Branford, English Pharmacy Board Chairman

    Getting our priorities correct Subscription

    1 OCT 2014 16:59 By David Branford

    English Pharmacy Board Chairman Dave Branford looks at the challenges of setting priorities in such a diverse profession as pharmacy.

  • Dirk Mentzer, chair of the European Medicines Agency

    Increasing paediatric medicines research in the European Union Subscription

    1 OCT 2014 15:44 By Elizabeth Sukkar

    Paediatrician Dirk Mentzer, chairman of the Paediatric Committee of the European Medicines Agency, explains what can be done to promote research into medicines used by children in the European Union.

  • E-coli ribosome structure, a number of drug candidates inhibit growth of the bacteria by inhibition of the ribosome, study finds

    Anticonvulsant lamotrigine could have antibiotic promise, researchers suggest Subscription

    30 SEP 2014 17:38

    Researchers have found that some bacteria cannot create a complete ribosome in the presence of lamotrigine.

  • Biology of the Ebola virus

    A visual guide to the Ebola virus epidemic Subscription

    30 SEP 2014 16:05 By Dawn Connelly

    As the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic continues to escalate, we chart the latest epidemiological data alongside an insight into the pathology of Ebola virus disease and the biological processes being targeted by drug and vaccine developers.

  • David Plumb Subscription

    30 SEP 2014 10:04

    David Plumb was an exceptional pharmacist — he was the consummate professional. I have known David for over 30 years as a very good friend and a man of extraordinary talents.

  • David Plumb Subscription

    30 SEP 2014 9:46

    My wife and I were saddened to read of the death of David Plumb. We first met David and his wife Marguerite when a newly qualified (and married) David came to manage a branch of my parent’s small pharmacy group in Essex. David was an able and ambitious pharmacist, and after a few years moved on the to then fast developing Westons chain (now defunct). We kept in touch with annual informative Christmas cards and eventually learned that David had left Westons, where he had at one time ...

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects an estimated 2–5% of school-age children and young people

    Only a quarter of children on ADHD drugs given psychotherapy in the United States Subscription

    26 SEP 2014 16:52

    New research suggests that few children in the United States taking ADHD medication are also receiving psychotherapy.

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