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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2010

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  • Keith Ridge

    Chief pharmaceutical officer warns hospital pharmacists about exporting medicines

    26 FEB 2010 15:16

    Clear warnings on the risks and potential consequences of exporting medicines for profit went out to chief pharmacists of hospitals in England today (26 February 2010), in a letter from the chief pharmaceutical officer, Keith Ridge.

  • Vigilant pharmacists identify vet’s dishonest attempt to obtain anabolic steroids

    26 FEB 2010 15:00

    Vigilance by two community pharmacists in Colchester helped to expose a veterinary surgeon’s dishonest attempts to obtain anabolic steroids, and secure his removal from the veterinary register, PJ Online has learnt.

  • Experts call for NICE to issue guidance on which drugs to disinvest in

    26 FEB 2010 14:53

    Drugs experts have called for a clear framework to be used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to identify which medicines should be abandoned in lieu of funding new treatments.

  • A group counselling session on adherence in Kampala, Uganda

    Pharmacists combating HIV/AIDS in developing Commonwealth countries Subscription

    26 FEB 2010 11:33

    In this article, Ann Lewis, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association adviser, outlines the progress of an ongoing CPA collaborative project that is empowering pharmacists in developing Commonwealth countries to build capacity into combating HIV/AIDSSee Project collaborators  

  • Welcome to our new patient safety series Subscription

    26 FEB 2010 10:50

    As part of The Journal’s commitment to patient safety, this week we launch a new series from the National Patient Safety Agency on common dispensing errors (p217).

  • Who has the answers? Subscription

    26 FEB 2010 10:42

    Are you a specialist or advanced practitioner? Both or neither? These questions may sound like riddles, but sorting out the appropriate support that different practitioners require, and how individuals can progress vertically or horizontally at a postgraduate level, will be among the challenges for the new professional body.

  • Building bridges

    Talk frequently and focus on patients: building bridges into general practice

    26 FEB 2010 7:02

    There are many barriers to integrated working between community pharmacists and GPs. Sasa Jankovic explores the benefits of collaborative working and provides examples of how some community pharmacists are already benefiting from working in partnership with GPs 

  • PJ letters (27 February 2010) (RPSGB members only) Subscription

    26 FEB 2010 7:01

    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 27 February 2010 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (250K).

  • What do we know about the risk and harm associated with insulin? Subscription

    25 FEB 2010

    The National Patient Safety Agency receives over 2,000 patient safety incident reports each year involving insulin treatment. The following six reports illustrate incidents involving insulin.

  • Working across industry and the NHS Subscription

    25 FEB 2010

    Pharmacy offers wonderful career flexibility, says Hilary Armitage, who has enjoyed roles in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry 

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