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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, August 2019, Vol 303, No 7928

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  • Tribute: Bill Brookes

    17 JUN 2019 9:54 By Peter Matthews

    Bill was a close friend for over 50 years and I have written this to celebrate Bill as a person. I am sure others will describe his professional achievements.

  • Tribute: Olwyn Elizabeth Morris (née Robson)

    27 JUN 2019 11:44 By Keith Farrar, John Donoghue, Sheila Baldwin, Lynda Wainwright

    It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend Olwyn Morris (née Robson).

  • Xanax

    Concerns raised over non-medical alprazolam use Subscription

    5 JUL 2019 11:19

    The benzodiazepine alprazolam is being obtained for non-medical use in the UK, particularly among young people, a survey has found.

  • Tribute: William Thomas Brookes

    10 JUL 2019 11:16 By Jonathan Cooke

    I served with Bill on the Council of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) and on Pharmaceutical Whitley Council in the 1980s where we, together with others, successfully negotiated the new flexible grading criteria for hospital pharmacists, as well as an emergency duty agreement.

  • Kidney ultrasound

    SGLT2 inhibitor lowers risk of kidney failure in type 2 diabetes Subscription

    11 JUL 2019 13:51

    Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.

  • Deaths: David Ralph Hargreaves

    12 JUL 2019 12:15

    On 5 July 2019, David Ralph Hargreaves MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Mr Hargreaves registered with the Society in 1958.

  • Pharmacy's growing role in travel health vaccination Subscription

    17 JUL 2019 7:52

    As newly appointed chair of the Pharmacy Professional Group of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), I represent more than 500 pharmacists who provide specialist travel health and travel medicine services globally. Also, as a member of the leadership council, I also represent the voice of pharmacy and am instrumental in the development of working with other professions. The position was established to characterise the role the pharmacist plays in travel medicine globally ...

  • Adalimumab, Humira

    Majority of patients not asked for consent before being switched to a biosimilar, survey finds

    17 JUL 2019 15:53 By Julia Robinson

    Less than half of patients (47%) were asked for their consent before being switched to an adalimumab biosimilar, according to the preliminary results of a patient survey carried out by the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society.

  • Deaths: John Clarkson

    17 JUL 2019 15:55

    On 12 July 2019, John Clarkson MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Preston, Lancashire. Mr Clarkson registered with the Society in 1961.

  • Flu vaccination

    Fewer than half of GPs will be able to receive patient flu data from pharmacy this autumn

    19 JUL 2019 15:32 By Carolyn Wickware

    Four in ten GP practices are expected to be able to receive updates on patients who have their flu vaccination at pharmacies this autumn, NHS Digital has said.

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