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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Bottle of pills with the word ALERT! superimposed on top

    Caution in use alert: Zithromax suspension 15ml pack Subscription

    4 DEC 2008 15:41

    A peel-off label is missing from two batches of the 15ml (600mg) pack of Zithromax powder for suspension 200mg/5ml (azithromycin; Pfizer) according to an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

  • NHS Scotland praises the minor ailment scheme in its annual report

    4 DEC 2008 15:15

    The success of the minor ailment service in Scotland is highlighted in the NHS Scotland chief executive’s annual report (PDF 1.9MB), published on 28 November 2008.

  • Up to 10 Clamelle tests done daily

    4 DEC 2008 12:22

    Between five and 10 Clamelle chlamydia tests are being received every day from pharmacies by GLG Laboratories following the launch of the Clamelle service earlier in December 2008. The National Pharmacy Association says 70 per cent of its members are now signed up to provide the service.

  • 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.

  • Carers use of pictograms reduces dosing errors and improves adherence in children (POEM) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    Clinical question Do pictograms help reduce medicine dosing errors by carers of children?Bottom line Compared with usual care, carers of children who use pictogram-based instructions have better knowledge about the prescribed medicines, are less likely to make dosing errors and are more likely to be adherent to the treatment instuctions.

  • Richard Albert Penn Wood (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 23 November 2008, Richard Albert Penn Wood, MRPharmS, aged 79, of  The Spinney, Broadbourne, Horsham Road, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3AA. 

  • Arwel Thomas (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 31 October 2008, Arwel Thomas, MRPharmS, aged 29, of 58 Heol Morlais, Trimsaran, Kidwelly, Dyfed SA17 4DG.Mr Thomas registered in 2002.TributesPAUL DESLANDES writes:The staff at Whitchurch Hospital and I were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our colleague Arwel Thomas.

  • Colin Sevenoaks (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 4 February 2008, Colin Sevenoaks, MRPharmS, aged 71, of 27 Moorcombe Drive, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6NP.Mr Sevenoaks registered in 1958.

  • George Watson Mcgovern (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 20 November 2008, George Watson Mcgovern, aged 84, of 6 Orchard Court, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0PE.Mr Mcgovern registered in 1949 and retired from the Register in 2006.

  • David Edward Dobbs (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 22 November 2008, David Edward Dobbs, MRPharmS, aged 64, of Easthorpe Wold Cottage, Easthorpe Wold, Market Weighton, York YO43 3LP. Mr Dobbs registered in 1968.

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