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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • Manchester pharmacist William John Parsons

    Pharmacist William Parsons given suspended jail sentence after advertising POMs online

    3 DEC 2010 10:58

    Pharmacist William John Parsons was yesterday (2 December 2010) handed a nine-month suspended jail sentence for advertising prescription-only medicines to the public.

  • 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 

  • PJ letters (4 December 2010) (RPS members only) Subscription

    3 DEC 2010 7:03

    The letters below have been published in the 4 December 2010 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (860K).

  • Call for nominations to external organisations

    2 DEC 2010 16:46

    The National Heart Forum has been added to the agenda for the Appointments Committee to consider at its meeting in December 2010 (see PJ, 13 November 2010, p562).

  • Medicines, ethics and practice | December 2010 amendments Subscription

    2 DEC 2010

    Each month, The Journal updates the guidance onthe legal status of medicines published in the 34th edition (July 2010)of ‘Medicines, ethics and practice: a guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians’.The amendments are given in bold type when added to the list and repeated each month in light type.

  • Game bird for a pharmacist

    2 DEC 2010 By Bystander

    Friday 10 December 2010 sees the end of the UK grouse hunting season and the red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) will be safe from the gun until 12 August 2011.

  • Goddess of women’s health

    2 DEC 2010 By Bystander

    If asked to name Roman gods and goddesses, few pharmacists, I suspect, would think of Bona Dea, even though she has a strong connection with healthcare.

  • Avicenna, an under-appreciated genius

    2 DEC 2010 By Bystander

    I wrote on my previous page (PJ, 23/30 October 2010, p490) about Galen, one of the supporters of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s arms.

  • The Cypak electronic blister pack

    IT in practice: how “smart” packaging can help with medication adherence Subscription

    2 DEC 2010 15:18

    In this article, Stephen Goundrey-Smith describes how “smart” pack technology is developing and what it means for medication adherence monitoring. The impact on pharmacy practitioners and others is also discussed 

  • Barcode scanner

    Revolutionising care home treatment Subscription

    2 DEC 2010 14:47

    Pharmacists in Bristol have implemented an innovative technology to helpminimise medication errors in care homes. Nicola Cree visited the project to find out how it works 

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