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

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  • 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.

  • Learning resource for dyslipidaemia Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 17:22

    Healthcare professionals can now access a new learning resource endorsed by the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) — Dyslipidaemia management tutorial: DIET at the heart of CVD prevention. The tutorial aims to provide understanding on the role of dietary and lifestyle factors in the management of dyslipidaemia to prevent cardiovascular disease. The resource is available from the “diet at ...

  • FIP guidance about the Ebola virus Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 17:20

    The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has published a suite of resources about the Ebola virus, specifically for community pharmacists. All of the resources, including quick guidance, posters and a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation, are available from the FIP website.

  • Generic celecoxib now available Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 10:57

    Generic celecoxib capsules are now available from Actavis. Net price: 100mg capsules x 60, £3.14; 200mg tablets x 30, £3.14. 

  • All patients in England will be able to remotely access their own GP records by March 2015 and their entire healthcare records by 2017

    Patients in England could access their own GP records by March 2015 Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 10:20 By Joanna Lyford

    All patients in England will be able to access their own GP records by March 2015 and their entire healthcare records by 2017, under plans contained in a report by the National Information Board.

  • Without access to medical records, MURs cannot be conducted properly Subscription

    15 NOV 2014 0:00 By Monty Goldin
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    A medicines use review (MUR) can only be done properly if the pharmacist has access to the medical records of the patient. I believe this is only possible if the MUR is conducted in a doctor’s surgery. I spent three months working in a large medical practice where I had access to the patient’s medical records. With this information, I was able to make a proper assessment of the patient’s needs. Also, community pharmacists are under pressure to meet MUR targets, which doesn’t help because ...

  • Google is developing technology that combines ingested disease-detecting nanoparticles with a wrist sensor and could be used to monitor for early signs of cancer, impending heart attack and stroke, and kidney disease.

    Googling the bloodstream: how disease might be detected with ingested nanoparticles

    14 NOV 2014 By Steve Bremer

    Google is developing technology that combines ingested disease-detecting nanoparticles with a wrist sensor.

  • We must be there for those who are victims of abuse

    14 NOV 2014 By Chris Chapman

    The legacy of abuse can stay with victims for life, writes Chris Chapman, who heard escaped Westboro Baptist Church member Nate Phelps speak last week.

  • The afflictions of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    12 NOV 2014 By David Walsh

    Famous as a post-impressionist artist, unfortunate Toulouse-Lautrec was afflicted with pycnodysostosis. David Walsh explains

  • 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, ...

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