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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, April 2007

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  • There will be a role for everyone in the new world unfolding for pharmacy

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    I have always tried to influence change by understanding the need for it and I have tried to get colleagues to respond positively by motivating and inspiring them, and making our goals clearer. With the discussions about the arrangements for a new regulatory body for pharmacy and a separate

  • Don't disturb the flowerbeds / A chance to prove your worth Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    Don't disturb the flowerbeds We commend the Broad spectrum written this week by Jonathan Buisson — member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Council — in which he asks pharmacists (and other interested parties) to consider what they might bring to “the royal college party” (p484).

  • Say no to technicians! Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    I must disagree with Brian Curwain’s assertion that pharmacists are against technician membership of a future royal college out of academic and financial snobbery (PJ, 21 April, p455). Nothing could be further from the truth. The real reason for not wishing to grant technicians

  • Why it must be a royal college for pharmacists Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    In replying to Steve Acres (PJ, 7 April, p396) may I support Noel Baumber (PJ, 21 April, p455). Pharmacists need a royal college to be an undiluted voice, by pharmacists for pharmacists, providing the same support for pharmacists

  • A selfish attitude Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    With reference to the letter from Diane Bland (PJ, 21 April, p457) regarding the difficulties of cutting packs containing 30 tablets when a sensible standard would be a multiple of 28 days’ supply: this situation is inefficient for dispensing and confusing for patients, but occurs

  • Avoid ingredients associated with ADRs Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    Azo dyes (eg, sunset yellow, E110) and benzoates (eg, sodium benzoate, E211) continue to be used in liquid formulations for children as colourings and preservatives, respectively. Since alternatives are available, surely ingredients associated with adverse effects, particularly allergic reactions

  • Professionals need to understand what pharmacists can offer Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    I am currently doing my preregistration year in pharmacy at an NHS hospital, where I spent a morning shadowing a dietitian. I had the impression that other health care professionals understood that dietitians had a specific knowledge about nutrition that they did not. This was apparent by the way patients were referred to the dietitian and in the way doctors and nurses

  • We should think of MDS as an evolving service Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    It was interesting to read Tony Schofield’s letter (PJ, 21 April, p458) regarding my article about monitored dosage systems (PJ, 7 April, p398). His historical observations regarding the origins of this service

  • MDS have aided patients' compliance significantly Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    Although I tend to agree with parts of the letter “A waste of time and money” (PJ, 21 April, p458), services offered to the elderly vary widely from area to area and, in our area, care agencies will not normally allow staff to go anywhere near a patient’s medicines.

  • Right to try to help resolve clinical issues Subscription

    27 APR 2007 23:00

    With reference to the debate about the balance of medicines use review content, I agree entirely with Angela Alexander’s assessment that it is impossible to divorce drug usage issues from clinical issues (PJ, 21 April, p451). The following example, concerning two patients with whom

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