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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Guidance on appropriate boundaries published

    11 DEC 2008 17:33

    Guidance on maintaining appropriate sexual boundaries with both patients and their carers has been produced for pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (PDF 120K).

  • Further research required into the use of coerced medication

    11 DEC 2008 17:18

    More research is needed to examine the practice of forcing psychiatric patients to take their medicines, a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing (2008;64:537) concludes.

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    Drug recall: Tensipine MR 20mg tablets

    11 DEC 2008 16:54

    Genus Pharmaceuticals is recalling a batch of Tensipine (nifedipine) MR 20mg tablets. Cartons labelled as Tensipine MR 20mg and bearing the batch number 28003 contain 10mg tablets. The cartons have been distributed since May 2008.

  • Guidance on maintaining clear sexual boundaries with patients: expanding on the principles of the code of ethics Subscription

    11 DEC 2008 16:54

    In this article, Priya Sejpal, head of ethics at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, provides advice for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on maintaining appropriate sexual boundaries between professionals and patients, and what action to take if these have been breached 

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    Caution in use: Gonal-F 900IU/1.5ml solution for injection

    11 DEC 2008 16:51

    Merck Serono UK is alerting pharmacists to an error in the title of the package leaflet for some batches (see below) of Gonal-F 900IU/1.5ml solution for injection in pre-filled pens.

  • Planning the pharmacy workforce: is there a shortage of pharmacists? Subscription

    11 DEC 2008 16:19

    In the last of five articles on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s pharmacy workforce survey, David Guest, Ali Budjanovcanin and Patricia Oakley link the 2004 survey findings to estimates of future demand for pharmacists and conclude that some sectors of practice may face a long-term shortage

  • New pharmacy regulator takes shape Subscription

    11 DEC 2008 15:14

    Jackie Giltrow, Head of Regulatory Transition, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, discusses key points of the draft Pharmacy Order 2009 consultation 

  • WAG consults again on plans for NHS redesign in Wales

    11 DEC 2008 15:11

    Details of the planned NHS restructure in Wales have been published by the Welsh Assembly Government in its second consultation paper, “Delivering the new NHS for Wales” (PDF 1.6MB).

  • Tacrolimus errors highlighted

    11 DEC 2008 15:05

    Medication errors have occurred with the dosing of tacrolimus, the December 2008 Drug Safety Update (PDF 130K) from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Commission on Human Medicines says.

  • Phoenix van

    Phoenix chief executive denies insolvency rumours

    11 DEC 2008 15:01

    Rumours that wholesaler Phoenix is on the point of insolvency or about to be sold have been scotched by Paul Smith, chief executive officer of Phoenix Medical Supplies Ltd.“Recent rumours of the insolvency of the UK Phoenix business are completely unfounded and untrue,” Mr Smith told The Journal.

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