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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

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