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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • “Have your say!...2” — what support you want from the professional body Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 11:15

    Olivia Timbs, editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, picks out some of the highlights from the second “Have your say!” survey, where members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society were asked what local support they would expect the new professional body to offer 

  • “Have your say!” — again Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 11:26

    Selected responses to the second “Have your say!” membership survey are published this week (p690). Members were asked about the sort of local support they might wish a professional body to offer and — despite the growth of online activity — the respondents favour personal contact and meetings over virtual encounters.

  • Pharmacy potato (Callie Jones)

    2008: international year of the potato Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:30

    As the International Year of the Potato draws to a close, Christiane Staiger takes a look at the history of this starchy South American tuber and examines its pharmaceutical career both as a medicinal substance and as an excipientSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • A job to suit most tastes Subscription

    5 DEC 2008 11:57

  • A journalist’s memories of Scotland Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:42

    Andrew Haynes recalls his experiences as a PJ journalist on assignments to report pharmaceutical conferences in ScotlandSee other Christmas miscellany articles [img_assist|nid=43821|title=Andrew's memories of Scotland|desc=|link=none|align=none|width=350|height=209]

  • AAH adjusts discount

    11 DEC 2008 18:31

    AAH is to adjust its level of discount on Janssen-Cilag products in light of the manufacturer’s recent changes to wholesale distribution.From 2 January 2009, AAH will give 6 per cent discount on qualifying ethical Janssen-Cilag products.

  • Young hospital pharmacists may be working too many hours because some also do community locums

    Addressing hospital workforce shortage Subscription

    1 DEC 2008 18:56

  • Alliance Boots acquires Depolabo

    4 DEC 2008 12:19

    Alliance Boots has announced completion of its acquisition of Depolabo, a provider of pharmaceutical pre-wholesale and contract logistics services in France.Alliance Boots says the acquisition has been approved by the French competition regulator and will enable it to accelerate the expansion of its pre-wholesale and contract logistics services in Europe.

  • An enhanced method for the review of CD prescribing, based on ePACT data Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 13:00

    In this article, Colin Richman describes an enhanced method ofreviewing the prescribing of Controlled Drugs within a primary caretrust from ePACT data. He discusses monitoring issues surroundingcurrent practice, prescribing for substance misuse, using a method ofmorphine equivalents to allow aggregate data analysis andnon-parametric tests to indicate irregular prescribing

  • Analysis reveals workforce patterns across sectors: community colleagues least satisfied

    2 DEC 2008 14:45

    Pharmacists working in the community are the least satisfied with their jobs compared with colleagues in other sectors of the profession, according to the results of workforce research published yesterday (1 December 2008) by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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