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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • John D’Arcy (Personal announcement) Subscription

    8 DEC 2010

    John D’Arcy, MRPharmS, has been appointed managing director of Numark following the departure of Tony Mottram, who has left to pursue “other business interests”.Mr D’Arcy was previously appointed interim head of Numark between December 2008 and April 2009. He leaves his role as commercial director of Rowlands Pharmacy.

  • Chinese money and tablets (Amabrao/Dreamstime

    Pharmacist James Quinn faces charges in counterfeit drugs trial

    8 DEC 2010 16:49

    Suspended pharmacist James Quinn, aged 69, of Virginia Water, Surrey, is one of five men alleged to have been knowingly involved in the importation and distribution of counterfeit medicines in the UK.

  • Product news (11 December 2010)

    8 DEC 2010 16:45

    Accessing SPCsThe list of changes to summaries of product characteristics is not exhaustive. SPCs for a number of medicines licensed in the UK are available online 

  • Community pharmacy funding changes will be gradual

    8 DEC 2010 16:42

    Discussions on paying community pharmacists for performance and rewarding high quality services have started but it is likely to be a gradual change rather than a “big bang”, according to pharmacy minister Earl Howe.

  • 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.

  • Biodiversity struggle must go on

    8 DEC 2010 By Footler

    Although the UN International Year of Biodiversity is drawing to a close, the struggle to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss significantly must go on. To track progress the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership has developed a number of indicators.

  • Father and son who challenged Darwin

    8 DEC 2010 By Footler

  • Marion Grace Richard (Death notice) Subscription

    8 DEC 2010

    On 11 September 2010, Marion Grace Richard, MRPharmS, aged 98, of Hankham Lodge, Hankham Hall Road, Westham, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5AG.Mrs Richard registered in 1933.

  • Paul Graham Nickels (Death notice) Subscription

    8 DEC 2010

    On 27 November 2010, Paul Graham Nickels, MRPharmS, aged 67, of Goodmayes, 54 Hilgrove Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2QT.Mr Nickels, a graduate of the Leicester School of Pharmacy, registered in 1977 and worked for Drury’s Pharmacy, Newquay.

  • Margaret Roberta Gill (Death notice) Subscription

    8 DEC 2010

    On 22 November 2010, Margaret Roberta Gill (née Gowans), of Mansard, 48 Ardnell Court, Ardrossan, Ayrshire KA22 7NQ.Mrs Gill, a graduate of Heriot Watt University registered in 1965 and retired from the Register in 2004 having worked in the Ardrossan family pharmacy with her late husband until 1995.

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