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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 9/16 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7822/3

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  • Whistleblowing resource Subscription

    5 AUG 2014 14:48

    The charity, Pharmacist Support, has launched a new fact sheet for pharmacists about whistleblowing. It covers topics such as how to deal with bullying after whistleblowing or dismissal from work after whistleblowing. 

  • Verifying genuine pharmaceutical products will be difficult to implement Subscription

    7 AUG 2014 10:15 By Umakant Patel
    Comments (1)

    In most big IT projects software providers have over promised and under delivered and at a far higher final cost. I do not believe it will be any different when it comes to verifying genuine pharmaceutical products (2014;293:587). One billion items are dispensed every year. Assuming it takes one second to check each item physically, this equates to about 280,000 hours of labour.

  • Tuesday 2 December: RCN/Royal Pharmaceutical Society Joint Conference Subscription

    7 AUG 2014 10:13

    “Working Together to Help Patients Make the most of Medicines” by the RPS and the RCN. Confirmed speakers include Simon O-Neill, Director of Care Policy and Intelligence, Diabetes UK. Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN. Buffet 12.40pm, meeting 9.30am–16.30pm.

  • Thursday, 25 September: Surrey Subscription

    25 JUL 2014 9:02

    Local practice forum, “RPS Faculty, getting started” by Hannah Wilton from the RPS. Surrey Downs CCG offices, Cedar Court, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9AE. Refreshments 7pm, meeting 7.30pm. Booking via the RPS website.

  • The RPS policy on assisted suicide addresses many questions Subscription

    4 AUG 2014 18:00 By Charles Willis, Aileen Bryson
    Comments (1)

    Although it was good to see an update on the progress of the Westminster private members’ bill on assisted dying reported in last weeks’ editorial (2014;293:98) we were disappointed that no mention was made of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society policy and the amount of work RPS staff have already undertaken to support the profession, should this legislation be passed. 

  • The BMJ warns over withheld dabigatran analyses

    29 JUL 2014 12:47

    Boehringer Ingelheim failed to share information about the potential safety benefits of monitoring the anticoagulant activity of dabigatran with regulators, an investigation by The BMJ has claimed.

  • Study sheds light on genetic basis of schizophrenia Subscription

    23 JUL 2014 14:43

    Researchers find more than a hundred specific locations in the human genome associated with risk for the brain disease.

  • Student pass rate jumps from 78% to 85% for summer registration exam

    25 JUL 2014 11:29

    The pharmacy student pass rate for the summer registration exam has risen from 77.8% in 2013 to 85.3% in 2014.

  • Coloured micrograph of protein filaments or amyloids in alzheimer

    Scientists engineer ‘α-sheet’ to neutralise amyloid proteins Subscription

    30 JUL 2014 11:57

    Researchers have confirmed the existence of a toxic intermediary in the development of amyloid proteins and have designed a protein to neutralise it.

  • Rivotril tablets discontinued Subscription

    5 AUG 2014 9:34

    Roche will discontinue Rivotril (clonazepam) tablets 0.5mg and 2mg on 31 August 2014. Medical information on 0800 328 1629.

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