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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 6/13 December 2014, Vol 293, No 7839/40

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  • Acetazolamide, Morphgesic, potassium chloride and paracetamol stock shortage Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:05

    The following products from Amdipharm Mercury are currently out of stock. Supply of these products is expected to resume by the end of November 2014: acetazolamide tablets 250mg x 112; Morphgesic (morphine sulphate) SR tablets 60mg x 60; potassium chloride concentrate for solution for infusion 15%w/v, 10ml x 10; paracetamol 500mg/ml x 200ml.

  • ‘I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that’ by Ben Goldacre

    An anthology of fun fights about science Subscription

    4 DEC 2014 11:41 By Emma Page

    ‘I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that’ is a compilation of Ben Goldacre’s work from over the past 20 years.

  • Anthony Derek John Balon dies Subscription

    26 NOV 2014 16:27

    On 25 November, Anthony Derek John Balon, aged 79, of 12 Dukes Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7RX. Dr Balon registered in 1961, became a fellow in 1992 and left the Society in 2014.

  • Antimicrobial resistance summit Subscription

    11 NOV 2014 12:03

    6 November 2014: the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) hosted a summit on antimicrobial resistance, attended by GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and pharmacists. The summit called for binding national targets to “roll back” antibiotic prescribing to 2010 levels, to halt the relentless rise in resistance. The summit and the topic of antimicrobial resistance was covered that day by a range of national and regional media outlets, including the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Sky News, ITV News, ...

  • Giardia protozoan parasite (pictured) is the cause of the giardiasis infection, usually contracted by drinking contaminated water

    Assessing suspected food poisoning cases in the UK Subscription

    25 NOV 2014 By Lisa Jamieson
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    With more than 20,000 patients hospitalised in the UK each year because of food poisoning, quick assessment is essential.

  • Beware the power of knowing your customer

    19 NOV 2014 By Emma Page

    The new profiling tool on the YouGov website is entertaining but has the potential to mislead, writes Emma Page

  • Bronchiolitis in young children Subscription

    18 NOV 2014 10:04

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft recommendations to provide best practice advice on the care of babies and young children with bronchiolitis. A consultation about the draft guideline will be available on the NICE website until 5 January 2014.

  • Bronchostop syrup and pastilles now available Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:18

    Omega has launched Bronchostop syrup and pastilles, containing thyme extract and marshmallow root extract, which aim to help relieve any type of cough. Recommended retail price: 120ml syrup, £5.99; 200ml syrup, £8.99; 240ml syrup, £9.99; 10 x pastilles, £2.99; 20 x pastilles, £4.99; 40 x pastilles, £8.99.  

  • Career change - moving from the community pharmacy to the hospital pharmacy sector

    Changing sector — transferring from community to hospital pharmacy Subscription

    24 NOV 2014 16:31 By Saša Jankovic

    You have been working in community pharmacy for a few years but are keen to switch to the hospital sector. How likely are you to get the job that you want — and how can you improve your chances of success?

  • Ciaran Donnelly dies Subscription

    2 DEC 2014 10:56

    Recently, Ciaran Donnelly, aged 23, who was undertaking pre-registration training at Leasowe Pharmacy, Leasowe Primary Care Centre, Leasowe, Wirral CH46 2QQ. Mr Donnelly registered as a student member of the Society in 2011 and became an associate in 2014.

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