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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 6 September 2014, Vol 293, No 7826

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  • Patient receiving immunotherapy cancer treatment

    £160m boost to Cancer Drugs Fund as it moves to evaluate medicines for the first time

    29 AUG 2014 9:35 By Elizabeth Sukkar

    The fund will start evaluating anticancer drugs to ensure their budget is spent wisely, after overspending in the last year.

  • A futile endeavour?

    18 AUG 2014 By Andrew Haynes

    Andrew Haynes is frustrated with the amount of pharmacy-related errors in television programmes, films, newspapers and books

  • Access to pharmacies in areas of deprivation Subscription

    22 AUG 2014 11:18

    13 August 2014: David Branford, English Pharmacy Board chairman, was featured on BBC Online talking about the new study from the University of Durham on the accessibility of community pharmacies, especially in areas of high deprivation. He emphasised the huge potential of the sector in improving health inequalities.

  • Advice for the public on insect bites Subscription

    22 AUG 2014 11:17

    19 August 2014: The Daily Mail reported on “Which insect bite remedies actually work?”. Speaking to the paper, RPS spokesperson Sid Dajani said: “Your immune system is more likely to over-react to bites if you have other allergies, eczema or hay fever”. He explained that people should look for a remedy that relieves the itching and pain, as well as tackling the inflammation.

  • SEM of pseudomonas aeruginosa attached to a surface

    Antibacterial hydrogel could influence development of medical implants Subscription

    22 AUG 2014 10:26

    Researchers have developed an antibacterial hydrogel that reduces bacterial biofilm formation.

  • Andrew Brenner, oncologist, Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas

    Anti-inflammatory drugs may lower breast cancer recurrence rate in overweight women

    19 AUG 2014 8:32 By Coeli Carr

    The recurrence rate of breast cancer in overweight postmenopausal women on hormone therapy was halved when they took daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Doctor uses a defibrillator on a patient

    Atrial fibrillation guideline updates Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 By Helen Williams
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    How the latest clinical guidelines change the management of a cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1% of adults in the UK.

  • ECG monitoring machine

    BNF updates advice on dual blockade and ivabradine use

    19 AUG 2014 13:24 By Graeme Smith

    Warnings on the concomitant use of drugs targeting the renin-angiotensin system and the cardiovascular risk associated with ivabradine are highlighted in the August 2014 update from the British National Formulary.

  • Brian S Baker Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 9:50 By Joan Greenleaf

    I have known Brian Baker, as a friend and colleague, since the mid-1960s, when he moved from the pharmaceutical industry to join us at the Royal Free Hospital and set up its first quality-control laboratory. Later, in the early 1970s, when the regional and area pharmacy structures were established, and I returned to North East Thames Region, Brian was appointed Regional Quality Controller. A first-rate pharmacist, Brian’s friendly and engaging personality enabled him to achieve the ...

  • Life saver ring on a boat

    Cancer drug fund top-up highlights value and price of innovation

    4 SEP 2014

    Extra money for the Cancer Drugs Fund is welcome, giving treatment options to patients with cancers previously considered untreatable, while NICE must be in a position to influence future decisions.

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