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

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  • John Collins with David Sharp of D&R Sharp Chemists, Doncaster

    'I love my pharmacist' competition highlights work of community pharmacists Subscription

    4 SEP 2014 By Jeff Mills

    Patient stories form part of magazine competition that aims to raise the profile of pharmacists.

  • david-branford-14

    Take action to prevent misuse of psychotropic medicines in care homes Subscription

    4 SEP 2014 By David Branford

    English Pharmacy Board chairman Dave Branford makes the case for pharmacists to have more input into care home prescribing.

  • 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.

  • Former RPSGB president wins FIP award posthumously Subscription

    1 SEP 2014 13:46

    Colin Hitchings, former RPSGB president who passed away on 30 June 2014, has been awarded the Joseph A Oddis Award posthumously for exceptional service to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

  • Lindsey Gilpin Subscription

    1 SEP 2014 13:30 By Howard Duff

    As a member of the English Pharmacy Board (EPB), Lindsey was very well respected for her passion and her integrity. I worked very closely with her and saw her grow into the role of EPB chair, a post of which she was rightly very proud.

  • Lindsey Gilpin Subscription

    1 SEP 2014 13:29 By Martin Astbury

    There are many people I meet through my elected role, many of whom I would call a friend. But Lindsey went into a category that few make, that of “thick or thin true friend”. There are few who are daft enough to take a bullet for me but I know that Lindsey would have done and has done in the past.

  • Sample of a pre-filled syringe

    Protein aggregation: formulating a problem Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 16:46 By Jenny Bryan

    A better understanding of the interactions between therapeutic proteins and silicone oils, air bubbles and other particles inside prefilled syringes is prompting new approaches to formulation and syringe design.

  • Lindsey Gilpin Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 15:38 By Sid Dajani
    Comments (1)

    Lindsey was one of nature’s truly wonderful people, always smiling no matter the workload, the hour or the exhaustion. You couldn’t find a greater leader, a greater person or indeed anyone who worked as hard to make pharmacy greater. As the first English Board Chair of the new PLB post split, she made history at a particularly momentous and challenging time. She was instrumental in the start-up, consolidation, growth and turnaround of our new body and amongst other things, she fought ...

  • David Sames dies Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 10:28

    On 20 August 2014, David Sames MRPharmS, aged 79, of Dillkoosha, 12 Elm Walk, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex RM2 5NR. Mr Sames registered in 1956.

  • Wednesday 10 September: London Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 10:15

    Local practice forum event “Genetics of Cancer” by Dr Natalie Canham, Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Northwick Park Hospital. Larches Community Hall, 1 Rectory Lane, Edgware HA8 7LF. Meeting 8pm, buffet 7.15pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Africa and pharmacists fighting ebola

    Pharmacy can help fight against Ebola Subscription

    29 AUG 2014 10:00 By Lloyd Matowe

    As West African countries struggle to manage the current Ebola outbreak, more needs to be done internationally to improve the capabilities of the local pharmacy workforce.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Tuesday 16 September: Northwich Subscription

    28 AUG 2014 14:31

    Local practice forum event “Consultation skills — the new pharmacy practice standards. What do they mean to me as a pharmacy professional?” by Sarah Gough and Samantha White, CPPE tutors. The Blue Cap, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2DN. Meeting 8pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • NICE recommends Tecfidera Subscription

    28 AUG 2014 11:55

    In final guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate; Biogen Idec) as a treatment option for adults with relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis only if they do not have highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis and the manufacturer provides dimethyl fumarate with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.

  • Medicines support for young people with arthritis Subscription

    28 AUG 2014 11:27

    Funded by Pharmacy Research UK, a team is exploring the current and future roles of pharmacists in providing medicines support to young people with arthritis. Pharmacists who are currently practising in the community or hospital are invited to discuss these issues, many of which relate to all long-term conditions. No previous experience in rheumatology or young people’s health is required. A £30 fee and reasonable travel expenses will be paid. Focus groups will take place in September ...

  • Ebola virus research

    Positive results in monkeys from first ZMapp trial to treat Ebola

    27 AUG 2014 18:00 By Joanna Lyford

    ZMapp, an experimental combination of three monoclonal antibodies, has successfully cleared Ebola virus infection in monkeys, paving the way for human trials of the therapy.

  • Doctor uses a defibrillator on a patient

    Atrial fibrillation guideline updates Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 By Helen Williams
    Comments (3)

    How the latest clinical guidelines change the management of a cardiac arrhythmia affecting 1% of adults in the UK.

  • Ebola facilities at the Royal Free Hospital in London

    Ebola: what pharmacists need to know Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 16:50 By Larry Goodyer
    Comments (1)

    Pharmacists are ideally placed to help educate the public during the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

  • Cannabis and pharmacy practice project Subscription

    27 AUG 2014 16:47

    Pharmacist Monty Goldin is researching the use of cannabis in the treatment of certain medical conditions and the impact it can have on the practice of pharmacy in the community. Pharmacists interested in joining a study group for the project should contact Goldin on 07734 452540.

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