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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2011

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  • Future pharmacists: past imperfect, present tense, tomorrow uncertain Subscription

    10 FEB 2011 15:53

    “Tomorrow’s doctors” had a hugely positive impact of the education of medical practitioners. “Future pharmacists” , on the other hand, would appear to be an opportunity missed Stuart Anderson associate dean of studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

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    Drug alert: Novgos implant 3.6mg

    10 FEB 2011 15:36

    Manufacturing of Novgos (goserelin acetate) implant 3.6mg has been temporarily stopped by Genus Pharmaceuticals and all remaining stock is being recalled from pharmacies and wholesalers.The class 3 medicines recall (action within five days) is due to a “small number of problems” regarding the implantation of Novgos.

  • Sexual health services

    10 FEB 2011 14:24

    A new open learning programme, “Sexual health in pharmacies: developing your service”, is available from the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.

  • Denosumab toolkit

    10 FEB 2011 14:20

    An online shared care agreement toolkit for denosumab (Prolia; Amgen) has been published by Keele University School of Pharmacy.

  • Drug Tariff Updates: February 2011 prescriptions

    10 FEB 2011 14:06

    See Drug Tariff Updates: February 2011 prescriptions (updated) The Department of Health and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed to allow “no cheaper stock obtainable” (NCSO) endorsements for

  • Product news (12 February 2011)

    10 FEB 2011 13:27

    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 

  • Pharmacy is on the radar of GP commissioning

    Pharmacy is already on the radar of GP commissioning — here’s how to do it

    10 FEB 2011 12:46

    GP-led commissioning came a step closer last week as the Health and Social Care Bill was passed at its second reading (PJ, 5 February 2011, p123). Dawn Connelly asks pharmacists already working with GP commissioners what they did to make their mark 

  • Tracking the source of avian flu

    10 FEB 2011 By Didapper

    On a trip to Hong Kong eight years ago (2003) I tried to book a visit to the Mai Po nature reserve in the New Territories. But I was told that it was temporarily closed to protect visitors from the risk of infection with the H5N1 strain of avian influenza.

  • E coli’s pioneering paediatrician

    10 FEB 2011 By Didapper

    The other day, while leafing idly through the pages of the internet, I discovered that next Tuesday, 15 February (2011), is the centenary of the death of Theodor Escherich. That surname should ring a bell with all pharmacists, since it was he who discovered the intestinal bacterium now named in his honour, Escherichia coli.

  • Look out for a colourful winter visitor

    10 FEB 2011 By Didapper

    The waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a plump, colourful, starling-sized bird that breeds in the coniferous woodlands of northern Scandinavia.

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