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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Vaseline (Jason King)

    Vaseline: from trade mark to noun Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:38

    The Little Oxford Dictionary defines Vaseline as: Vaseline /væsil:in/ noun. Proprietary term. Type of petroleum jelly used as ointment. Peter G. Homan, honorary secretary of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, tells the story of its success

  • Look east, young man: tales of British pharmacists in India during the Raj Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:33

    Today, many pharmacists of Indian origin live and work in Britain. But 150 years ago the movement of pharmacists was in the opposite direction. Stuart Anderson traces the origins of this movement and tells the stories of some of the people who went out to India during the early days of the Raj

  • Bullen’s portrait of prison pharmacy Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:32

    Roger Jacob looks into the work of the first pharmacist at HM Prison BrixtonSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • 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 

  • Memories of a 1950s apprenticeship Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:29

    Phillip Crabtree provides an eye opener for newly registered pharmacists and brings back memories for some more experienced onesSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Billy, goats, Brinkley and an uplifting cure Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:28

    In 2008 Viagra, a blockbuster for Pfizer, celebrated its 10th annivesary. Ian MacKillop tells the tale of an earlier treatment for impotenceSee other Christmas miscellany articles  

  • Pharmacy’s Twelve Days of Christmas Subscription

    16 DEC 2008 10:27

    Sarah Marshall finds the pharmacy in “The 12 days of Christmas”.See other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Woman blowing nose

    Flu levels trigger NICE guidance

    15 DEC 2008 16:44

    Influenza levels are on the rise and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s guidance on the use of antiviral drugs for the prophylaxis of flu should now be followed in England and Wales, the Department of Health has stated.

  • PJ letters (13 December 2008) Subscription

    12 DEC 2008 23:01

    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 13 December 2008 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (60K).

  • Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) conference 2008 (reports)

    12 DEC 2008 15:16

    Formulating medicines for neonatal and paediatric patients can be challenging and many factors need to be considered. Peter Mulholland reportsThe quest to formulate safe, effective and acceptable medicines for children

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