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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Product news (20 December 2008)

    18 DEC 2008 12:16

    SPC changesEpanutinThe summaries of product characteristics for Epanutin (phenytoin; Pfizer) have been updated to include a warning that suicidal ideation and behaviour have been reported in patients treated with antiepileptic agents.

  • New pharmacy action plan proposed for Scotland

    17 DEC 2008 16:36

    Pharmacists in Scotland are to have a new pharmacy action plan to replace “The right medicine”, it was announced last week.

  • Merged Co-op group announces store cuts

    17 DEC 2008 16:08

    The Co-operative Pharmacy has announced that it is closing 14 branches in England and Wales and putting another 12 up for sale, blaming cuts in government reimbursement for medicines.Some 119 jobs — 65 of them part-time — are threatened but the company has promised to find alternative employment internally where possible.

  • No pharmacists at top of NPA

    17 DEC 2008 16:05

    There are no longer any pharmacists at director level at the National Pharmacy Association after the job of director of pharmacy practice and chief pharmacists was made redundant. The loss of the role means that Colette McCreedy has been made redundant after 22 years at the NPA.

  • Tests developed to make stage I trials safer

    16 DEC 2008 16:04

    Scientists have developed new preclinical tests that show how the clinical trial disaster at Northwick Park hospital (PJ, 25 March 2006, p342) could have been prevented.

  • 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]

  • Can you spot the differences? Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:41

    See other Christmas miscellany articles This competition is now closed. Sarah Mohamad, MRPharmS, from Harrow, Middlesex, is the winner and will receive a book of the photographer John Londei’s work and a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher.

  • Medication round at Butabika Hospital (Hannah Maule-ffinch)

    Improving psychiatric care in Uganda Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:40

    In May 2008, Delia Bishara, principal pharmacist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, was invited to accompany a consultant psychiatrist to Uganda and help him run a series of workshops for staff in a psychiatric hospital. She describes her experienceSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Humanitarian aid in Casamance Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:39

    As part of a diploma in pharmacy and humanitarian aid, Emmanuelle Lambert embarked on a mission to improve management and long-term availability of medicines to rural, underprivileged populations in Casamance, Senegal, with another pharmacist and two pharmacy studentsSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Combating counterfeit drugs in Africa Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:38

    Each year, Lloydspharmacy funds two pharmacists to visit a drug testing project in Africa. Francesca Rivers talks to project participator Sam GreshamSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

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