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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 7 June 2014, Vol 292, No 7813

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  • E-cigarettes

    7 JUN 2014 11:58

     In a letter signed by researchers and public health specialists the World Health Organisation was asked to “resist the urge to control and suppress e- cigarettes”. Richard Evans, vice-chairman of the Welsh Pharmacy Board was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and BBC Wales Today. Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, Evans said: “At the moment the products that are on the market — we don’t know what standard they are. They can vary from product to product — there is no uniformity.” 

  • Daily Mail

    7 JUN 2014 11:56

    27 May 2014 — The Daily Mail reported how the potency of daily medication can be affected by sickness or diarrhoea.

  • Yours Magazine

    7 JUN 2014 11:51

    May 2014 — Yours Magazine interviewed English Pharmacy Board vice-chairman Ash Soni for a feature called “Making the most of your medicines”. 

  • Woman’s Own

    7 JUN 2014

    26 May 2014 — As part of Woman’s Own “Health dilemas solved” Ash Soni, English Pharmacy Board vice-chairman, was asked when you should stop taking a medicine.

  • Does nothing ever change? Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Anne Liddell

    I recall when I was at college 50 years ago, we were lectured on the dangers of microbial resistance to antibiotics and, unless care was taken in their use, we would end up in a situation where we would be left with nothing in our arsenal.

  • Primum non nocere Subscription

    We welcome the comments from Stuart Hill providing a counter-argument to the concerns initially raised by the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Respiratory Group about Relvar Ellipta.

  • Pessimist or realist? Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Harry McQuillan

    I am writing in response to the Leading article in The Pharmaceutical Journal (2014;292:472) entitled “Excellence prescribed”. This refers to the evidence and subsequent roundtable session held by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee on 29 April 2014.

  • Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patient Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Lucy Hedley, Preet Panesar

    A 70-year-old, 47kg woman was admitted via the accident and emergency department with a 14-day history of diarrhoea with recent urge incontinence, cramping abdominal pain and three episodes of vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with amoebic dysentery. Read on to learn about the patient’s signs and symptoms.

  • Not a priority Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By David Norris

    I consider the Agenda in the The Journal (24/31 May 2014, p545) “Time to act: pharmacists must be prepared for environmental changes” to be controversial.

  • Prescription products: June 2014 Subscription

    7 JUN 2014

    21/28 June 2014 Lucentis

  • SPC changes: June 2014 Subscription

    7 JUN 2014

    21/28 June 2014 Synacten

  • Counterfeit medicines

    What the EU has proposed for spotting fake medicines Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Charles Willis

    RPS head of public affairs Charles Willis looks at what implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines directive means for pharmacists 

  • Helen Gordon

    Providing the tools you need to help patients Subscription

    7 JUN 2014 By Helen Gordon

    RPS Chief Executive Helen Gordon reflects on some recent initiatives in patient care and offers the RPS’s view on these 

  • Conterfeit medicines

    Taking stock of counterfeit medicines Subscription

    5 JUN 2014 9:12 By Elizabeth Sukkar

    Criminals who trade in fake medicines are finding ever more sophisticated ways to infiltrate legitimate supply chains. And pharmaceutical companies and regulators are developing ways to stop them.

  • Enhanced services Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:11

    NHS England has published a question and answer document for its area teams and local commissioners including frequently asked questions about the commissioning of enhanced services from community pharmacies.

  • Asthma UK Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:10

    Asthma UK offers a range of materials, including the leaflet “Understanding asthma: how your pharmacist can help”, to support healthcare professionals working with people with asthma.

  • The face of pharmacy Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:08

    “The face of pharmacy” project is an academic study in the form of a survey into the brand of the pharmacy profession as experienced by the public and key stakeholders. 

  • Leadership scholarships Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:07

    The Florence Nightingale Foundation is offering 15 leadership scholarships to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working within Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

  • Public health interventions Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:06

    A team at Durham University is conducting a systematic review, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, into community pharmacy public health interventions.

  • Mortar and pestle (Lisa F Young/

    Regulator tells pharmacists how to supply unlicensed medicines

    4 JUN 2014 11:13

    Pharmacists must give patients as much written information as possible about doses, expiry date and storage instructions when supplying an unlicensed medicine, according to new guidance produced by the professional regulator last week …

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