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

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  • Medicines optimisation dashboard Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 16:44

    NHS England wants to know what pharmacists think of its medicines optimisation dashboard. The dashboard, which was launched in June 2014, is intended to help trusts and clinical commissioning groups focus on how well patients are supported to make the best use of their medicines. Areas highlighted include medicines safety and community pharmacy services. 

  • Incivo and metformin Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 14:38

    The summary of product characteristics for Incivo (telaprevir; Janssen-Cilag) now states that close monitoring of metformin efficacy and safety is recommended when starting or stopping Incivo in patients receiving metformin. A dose adjustment of metformin may be necessary.      

  • New indication for Eylea Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 14:33

    Eylea (aflibercept; Bayer) is now indicated for the treatment of patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema, according to the updated summary of product characteristics.  

  • New pharmacy registration system Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 14:29

    The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched an online tool, MyGPhCpharmacy, for the registration renewal of pharmacy premises. It replaces the paper-based renewal system. The online tool has already been rolled out to pharmacies that have a registration expiry dates from October 2014. Those pharmacies whose renewal registration falls in December 2014 will shortly receive a welcome letter that will explain how to set up user accounts.

  • Itraconazole oral solution available Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 14:27

    Itraconazole oral solution 10mg/ml is now available from Beacon. Net price: 1 x 150ml bottle, £58.34.  

  • Aspirin can be used to prevent venous thromboembolism

    Daily aspirin cuts venous thromboembolism recurrence Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 14:00

    A daily dose of 100mg aspirin cuts venous thromboembolism recurrence by up to 42% over two years, without significantly increasing bleeding risk.

  • Government initiative to increase pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland

    27 AUG 2014 12:16

    A 12-month pilot project that increases pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland has been launched in the Western Isles.

  • Dr Leonard McCoy, Star Trek series

    Fictional pharmaceuticals

    27 AUG 2014 By Steve Bremer
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    Steve Bremer provides a summary of fictional drugs created for television series, books and films.

  • Woman smoking an e-cigarette

    WHO calls for ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes

    27 AUG 2014 10:38 By Debbie Andalo

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for tougher regulation on electronic cigarettes, including a ban on their use in indoor public places.

  • Katie Hovenden, director of clinical and professional development at NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group

    Expanding the role of community pharmacy for the benefit of patients Subscription

    26 AUG 2014 16:50 By Jeff Mills

    Katie Hovenden explains how promoting public health has led to her being the first pharmacist to be named as an inspirational female leader by the Health Service Journal.

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