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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2010

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  • Christmas closures (2010)

    22 DEC 2010 14:47

     Christmas page

  • Alzheimer's

    Donepezil — a major breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 11:26

    The acetylcholinesterase inhibitor Donepezil had a major impact on the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s disease but right from the start there were budgetary concerns. In this “Landmark drugs” article, Jenny Bryan looks at donepezil and the future of it and other AChE inhibitors  

  • Christmas miscellany 2010 Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:08

    Christmas miscellany articles published in the Christmas double issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal (18/25 December 2010) 

  • Boy with chickenpox

    Perils of writing for The Journal Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Think carefully before you agree to write for The Pharmaceutical Journal, warns contributor Sarah MarshallSee other Christmas miscellany articles  

  • Boy with a fossil

    Being at school with a national treasure Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Readers who enjoyed David Attenborough’s television series “First life” in November 2010 might be interested to know that Sir David’s interest in fossils and the very first animals began at an early age. Ray Sturgess gives a first-hand accountSee other Christmas miscellany articles  

  • 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  

  • The pharmacy at the health point in Cazeau

    Health and sartorial elegance in Haiti Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Antje Neubert, senior research fellow at the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, School of Pharmacy, University of London, describes working with a German non-governmental organisation in Haiti, after the earthquake in January 2010See other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Let Us Shine pupils with their pharmacy

    Let Us Shine in our make-shift pharmacy Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Hannah Currie, the daughter of two pharmacists, has been volunteering at a school in rural Ghana for the past three years. She describes recent work to help set up a pharmacy in the school and the benefits this has broughtSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • Betsy Field

    Tales of medicine-taking en pointe Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Not all of us get to perform at the Royal Opera House. Leila Taheri spoke to a former pharmacist who did so during 2010. An odd coincidence was that the performance aimed to raise awareness of relationships with medicinesSee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and pharmacy Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    Beatrix Potter is much-loved as a children’s author and illustrator. For the pharmacy historian, her books, set in their rural context in the early 20th century, provide insights into contemporary perceptions of illness, views of the medical profession and treatments, particularly countryside remedies, says Briony Hudson

  • Accounts of antics in the experimental salons led to a popular craze

    Laughing gas crazes and medical dreams Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07

    By 1900, nitrous oxide was established as an anaesthetic and hailed as one of the great medical advances of all time. But it was discovered a century earlier, when surgery without pain was considered a foolish, utopian dream, writes Mike JaySee other Christmas miscellany articles 

  • 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 

  • Liverpool 1680

    Liverpool apothecary in the slave trade Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:07
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    Stuart Anderson, reader in the social history of pharmacy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, tells how apothecary Edward Parr made his fortune See other Christmas miscellany articles   

  • Rebirth and re-engagement Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:06

    As a momentous year for pharmacy draws to a close, The Journal commends to readers its annual review for 2010 and looks forward to a bright future for a reborn Royal Pharmaceutical Society 

  • PJ letters (18/25 December 2010) (RPS members only) Subscription

    17 DEC 2010 7:02

    The letters below have been published in the 18/25 December 2010 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (920K).

  • Conference abstracts for LLLP 2011

    16 DEC 2010 17:45

    Deadline extended: details Abstracts can now be submitted for research to be presented at the 2011 Life Long Learning in Pharmacy (LLLP) International Conference, to be held in New Zealand from 29 June–2 July 2011.

  • Quantum Specials

    16 DEC 2010 17:22

    Quantum Specials is now trading under the name Quantum Pharmaceutical.Contact information and ordering processes are unchanged.

  • Endorsing prescriptions

    16 DEC 2010 17:18

    Prescriptions for branded products that are available from a choice of different suppliers (eg, manufacturer and third-party livery), must be endorsed with the name of the supplier of the product dispensed to ensure the correct reimbursement price, according to a notice from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.

  • Bradford University (2010 diploma results) Subscription

    16 DEC 2010

    The following candidates have successfully completed the University of Bradford

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