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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, August 2007

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  • New emphasis in the code of ethics Subscription

    31 AUG 2007

    Joy Wingfield, FRPharmS, is professor of pharmacy law and ethics at Nottingham School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham Suggested answers to “spot the ethical issue” situations PDF (20K)

  • Involve them while they’re young — promoting pharmacy in primary schools

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    David Allison is senior lecturer in pharmaceutical microbiology and Joanne Moore was from the “Widening participation” office at the University of Manchester.

  • Magic and mushrooms / Hair never an issue / Do you feel lucky? / Yes, we do have bananas (and oranges)

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    Magic and mushrooms Psilocybin gets its name from Psilocybe semilancenta, or Liberty cap toadstool (the latter name deriving from its resemblance to the round cap favoured by the Jacobins in the French Revolution). This is its principal source

  • Damned if we do... / A threatening cloud has passed Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    Damned if we do …

  • It is your Society so make yourself heard! Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    I continue to read with interest, and indeed welcome, the letters in The Pharmaceutical Journal on the fees issue and would like to draw the attention of members to the comprehensive fees Q&A that is now available on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s website (PDF 210K).

  • Let there be different fees for hospital pharmacists Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    The thing that interested me most about Royal Pharmaceutical Society Treasurer Andrew Gush’s letter (PJ, 4 August, p125) was the justification he gave for the difference in retention fees for pharmacists and technicians.

  • Why a part-time fee must be reintroduced Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    I have worked in community pharmacy since 1962. I have now retired and have never had my fee paid or likely to have it paid for me. I can live with the new fees at least for next year (we had been warned of a substantial increase) and I can live with continuing professional development, but

  • Oh really? Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s business plan for 2007 states: “The Society will be more customer-focused and improve its ‘face’ with its members so they would join even if membership were voluntary.” Oh really? Duncan Livingstone Lancing, West Sussex

  • The last straw Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    I am sure that the huge rise in Royal Pharmaceutical Society retention fees proposed for 2008 will make many mothers (of small children, in particular) think again about renewing their membership.

  • Boston Tea Party Subscription

    31 AUG 2007 23:00

    One accepts the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s legitimate interest in seeking financial support for the General Pharmaceutical Council (although the subsidy of this body required from members appears disproportionate), but is the Society empowered to collect fees for the upkeep of the representative body by which it will be succeeded?

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