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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Flu levels trigger antiviral prescribing in Scotland Subscription

    29 DEC 2008 15:08

    Influenza levels in Scotland have reached the point at which antiviral drugs can be used.In a statement issued last week (23 December 2008), Health Protection Scotland said the increased level of influenza it has detected means antiviral drugs can now be used in people who are at higher risk of developing complications from flu.

  • PJ letters (20/27 December 2008) Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 23:52

    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 20/27 December 2008 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (70K).

  • Christmas miscellany 2008 Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 21:43

    Christmas miscellany articles published in the Christmas double issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal (20/27 December 2008)Competition: Can you spot the differences? Pharmacy’s Twelve Days of Christmas Sarah Marshall finds the pharmacy in “The 12 days of Christmas”

  • Be kind to yourselves … Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 19:03

    As 2008 draws to a close and we start to look forward to next year (2009), there cannot be many people without anxieties. Even pharmacists are not immune to the financial squeeze and there are already some casualties (p719).

  • Laying the foundations for the future

    19 DEC 2008 11:00

    Although there were financial problems and setbacks in IT developments, important foundations — including a White Paper and the professional body prospectus from the Transitional Committee — were laid for the future of pharmacy in 2008. Leila Taheri looks back over 2008 

  • Graham Phillips: the profession consistently fails to act on good advice

    Lessons from pharmacy’s history

    19 DEC 2008 10:59

    Whether or not the pharmacy profession has learnt from the past was the subject of a recent debate. Francesca Rivers reports 

  • Culture change needs a road-map to a well defined destination (Grio/Dreamstime.com)

    Vision is not enough — culture change needs strategy, action and investment Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 10:58

    Speaking at the inaugural conference of the Independent Pharmacy Federation in October 2008, Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, called for culture change in pharmacy (PJ, 18 October 2008, p433).

  • Shaping a pharmacy practice syllabus at Kingston University Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 10:57

    Parastou Donyai and Chris Cairns describe how they tackled the challenges of developing a pharmacy practice syllabus at Kingston University since the university began teaching its MPharm course in 2004 

  • Prion proteins, and not bacteria or viruses, are believed to transmit spongiform encephalopathies (Medi-Mation/ Science Photo Library)

    Polymath pharmacist beats prion to a pulp Subscription

    19 DEC 2008 10:37

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