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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • Stressed pharmacist

    Young male pharmacists cause most concern

    10 DEC 2010 9:25

    Young, male community pharmacists may be most at risk of poor performance, an audit published this week reveals.

  • World Health Organization to classify traditional medicine

    13 DEC 2010 14:17

    An international classification system for traditional medicine is to be developed by the World Health Organization to help create an evidence base for its use.The web-based system aims is to harmonise data from different countries and to help clinicians, researchers and policy-makers monitor the safety, efficacy and use of traditional medicine.

  • Why patients on lithium need attention Subscription

    1 DEC 2010

    A BNF case study that reminds pharmacists of the valuable role they have to play in preventing harm from lithium therapy

  • Chewing tobacco

    Varenicline may work for smokeless tobacco users

    13 DEC 2010 14:18

    Varenicline might be a treatment option for people wanting to quit smokeless tobacco products, a study suggests (online in BMJ, 6 December 2010).

  • Updated clopidogrel guidance issued

    16 DEC 2010 13:47

    Updated guidance on the use of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole for the prevention of ischaemic stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and heart attack has been published this week by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

  • Umesh Patel (Personal announcement) Subscription

    8 DEC 2010

  • Multiple myeloma Xray

    Triple therapy for multiple myeloma more effective than dual therapy

    15 DEC 2010 11:15

    Triple combination treatment of multiple myeloma with thalidomide, dexamethasone and bortezomib is more effective than dual therapy, a study has shown (online in The Lancet, 10 December 2010).

  • Rob Darracott

    Trade organisations launch "unified voice for pharmacy"

    2 DEC 2010 10:30

    “Pharmacy Voice”, a new representative body for community pharmacy, was established this week by three key pharmacy bodies.The National Pharmacy Association, the Company Chemists’ Association and the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies have created the organisation in a bid to provide “a stronger, unified voice” for their members.

  • Reindeer

    The animal world has its junkies too Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Andrew Haynes kicks off 2010’s Christmas miscellany with reports of rampant reindeer, sozzled starlings and junkie monkeys, and a look at how goats seem to be the cause of many of man’s sinsSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

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