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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • Fellowship nominations sought (2011)

    9 DEC 2010 7:09

    See Nominations sought

  • Heart failure patients get less than half target drug dose

    9 DEC 2010 0:01

    Patients admitted to hospital, unscheduled, for heart failure appear to be prescribed less than 50 per cent of the target doses for drugs, an audit has suggested.

  • NPCi updates

    8 DEC 2010 17:52

    The National Prescribing Centre has updated the dementia, lifestyle, smoking cessation and contraception areas of the NPCi website.

  • Dry mouth training

    8 DEC 2010 17:49

    A training module on dry mouth is now available from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.The interactive e-learning module is available from the MyPharmAssist website; note that Internet Explorer is required.

  • Drug and alcohol treatment resource

    8 DEC 2010 17:45

    An online resource the “Skills hub”, which offers access to resources and best practice guidance for drug and alcohol workers, has been launched by the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium.

  • Depression guidance webcasts

    8 DEC 2010 17:41

    eGuidelines is hosting three webcasts on implementing the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on depression.The webcasts cover changes to the guidance and the evidence to justify prescribing changes as well as the positioning of products from the NICE evaluation.

  • COPD Assessment Test

    8 DEC 2010 17:37

    eGuidelines is hosting two webcasts on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Assessment Test (CAT).

  • Eisai distribution 2011

    8 DEC 2010 17:22

    Eisai products Aricept (donepezil), Inovelon (rufinamide), Pariet (rabeprazole), Zonegran (zonisamide) and Zebinix (eslicarbazepine) will be distributed by AAH Pharmaceuticals, Alliance Healthcare and Phoenix Healthcare from 1 January 2011.All other Eisai products will continue to be available from Movianto UK.

  • BAPW new members

    8 DEC 2010 17:18

    Manor Drug and LogixX Pharma are now members of the British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW).Their membership applications were formally ratified by the BAPW Council in October 2010.

  • AAH Pharmaceuticals fuel surcharge 2011

    8 DEC 2010 17:15

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

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