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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • How scientists got their name

    8 DEC 2010 By Footler

    The debate over whether pharmaceutical scientists may be invited to join the Royal Pharmaceutical Society reminded me that the term “scientist” is itself a fairly recent invention.

  • Methadone dispensing

    "Stigma" in independents affects provision of methadone services by some

    7 DEC 2010 14:15

    Stigmatised attitudes in independent pharmacies towards people with opioid dependence might be behind the decision by some not to provide methadone dispensing services, according to the authors of a new study.

  • “An Alectoris rufa in a Pyrus communis”

    16 DEC 2010 By Didapper

    At this time of year you may be unlucky enough to find yourself cajoled into joining in that interminable song “The 12 days of Christmas”.

  • Hospital pharmacist (Diego Vito Cervo/

    2010 — Reflecting on a year of change (updated)

    15 DEC 2010 14:23

    Change has been a key theme for the pharmacy world this year. After more than three years of consultations, preparations, debates and delays, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society finally shed its regulatory functions in September and handed them to a new, independent regulator — the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • A valuable and trusted public health resource Subscription

    3 DEC 2010 7:09

    The new White Paper on public health for England recognises pharmacists’ importance. The Journal thinks this provides a real opportunity for pharmacists to make their mark locally, giving public health advice to customers and patients who most need support 

  • AAH Pharmaceuticals fuel surcharge 2011

    8 DEC 2010 17:15

    AAH Pharmaceuticals will increase its monthly fuel surcharge to £14 from 1 January 2011.

  • Sleuth

    An eye-watering mystery consignment Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    An amusing anecdote from a supermarket pharmacy, by Theo TynneSee other Christmas miscellany articles  

  • Blotter autographed by John Lilly

    An intoxicating look at a universal impulse Subscription

    10 DEC 2010 11:06

    Lin-Nam Wang reports on an exhibition that invites pharmacists to consider drug use from a different perspective 

  • Brilique pack

    Antiplatelet therapy ticagrelor launched in UK

    16 DEC 2010 13:41

    Patients receiving antiplatelet therapy have a new option with the launch of ticagrelor this week (13 December 2010).

  • Immunoassay (Kireevdmitry/

    Antiretrovirals could protect high-risk groups against HIV infection

    1 DEC 2010 15:33

    Prophylactic treatment with antiretrovirals offers partial protection against HIV infection, a study published online in the NEJM shows (23 November 2010).

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