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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 6 June 2015, Vol 294, No 7865

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  • Buying a pharmacy is not as easy as it once was Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 15:19 By Mike Brunt

    As someone fortunate enough to have retired relatively wealthy from self-employment within community pharmacy some 20 years ago, and having made even more from investment since, I found the article written by Sean Dixon on buying a pharmacy (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:531) interesting, particularly in his breakdown of the main annual revenue available from the sector.

  • Tuesday 7 July: RPS Faculty webinar Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 15:12

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty webinar, ‘The Faculty Uncovered’. All you need to know about working towards the Faculty assessment and becoming a member of the Faculty. Find out what is the Faculty, how it fits and benefits your professional development and recognition. Online 1–2pm. To find out more information and to register and access the webinar, visit the RPS website.

  • Wednesday 1 July: South London Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 15:11

    Local practice forum event, ‘Minor ailments’. Postgrad Centre, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7YE. Event 7.30–9.30pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • A recent study showed that standard and high doses of antihypertensive medications were not associated with an increased risk of falls. In the image, an elderly person with a walking frame is helped by a younger person

    Elderly people taking antihypertensive drugs do not have an increased risk of falls Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 15:03

    Withholding antihypertensive drugs to prevent falls in elderly people may not be a justifiable practice, study suggests.

  • A website will allow you to promote your services to a wider audience and is more flexible and cheaper than print advertising

    How to create a website for your independent pharmacy Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 13:42 By Kamal Mahasuria

    Is your pharmacy business lacking a website? Kamal Mahasuria, pharmacist and director of The Pharmacy Website Company, explains why you need an online presence and how you can build one.

  • Lipid-lowering drugs lower the risk of stroke in elderly people, study suggests.

    Lipid lowering drugs may lower risk of stroke in elderly people Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 11:38

    Research backs the idea that lipid lowering drugs may prevent stroke in healthy older people.

  • Cancer patients’ attitudes towards alternative therapies dictate their use

    Cancer patients’ attitudes towards alternative therapies dictate their use Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 11:34

    Attitudes and beliefs towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are better predictors of whether patients will use these therapies than their clinical or demographic characteristics, according to a survey of patients published in Cancer. 

  • Welsh Pharmacy Board election 2015 result Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 10:18

    This year the Welsh Pharmacy Board received two nominations for four places on the Welsh Pharmacy Board and, therefore, an election was not required. I can confirm that the following members were elected unopposed to the Welsh Pharmacy Board to serve for a period of three years: Mair Davies, any sector Cheryl Way, hospital sector

  • Scottish Pharmacy Board election 2015 result Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 10:16

    There were four nominations received for four places on the Scottish Pharmacy Board and, therefore, an election was not required. I can confirm that the following members were elected unopposed to the Scottish Pharmacy Board to serve for a period of three years: Anne Boyter John Cromarty David Thomson Elaine Thomson

  • English Pharmacy Board election 2015 result Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 10:15

    I have received the following report from UK Engage of votes cast in the recent election of members of the English Pharmacy Board. Electorate  Number of eligible votes 22,567 Votes cast by post 153 Votes cast online 2,490 Turnout 11.71%

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