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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2013

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  • 2013 calendar Satyr/

    Pharmaceutical services Regulations laid before Parliament Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 15:51

    New Regulations governing the provision of pharmaceutical services in England have been laid before Parliament, and will come into force on 1 April 2013.

  • Money (Claudiodivizia/

    Pay progression will be linked to performance under AfC changes Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 15:30

    Pay progression for NHS employees on Agenda for Change contracts will, in future, be linked to performance. The move follows changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook, which covers the contracts used by almost one million NHS staff in England, and which will come into effect from 1 April 2013.

  • laboratory work (OliverI/

    RPS backs "All trials" campaign Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 15:13

    By News team

  • Improvements seen in use of broad spectrum antibiotics in Scotland Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 15:06

    Use of broad spectrum antibiotics associated with Clostridium difficile infection continues to fall in primary care in Scotland, according to the latest statistics. However, total use of antibiotics has risen.

  • Apixaban endorsed by NICE for prevention of stroke in people with AF Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 10:25

    Apixaban (Eliquis) has been recommended as an option for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in some people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

  • New version of Welsh prescription chart Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 10:20

    A new version of the all-Wales single national in-patient prescription chart has been launched.

  • Heart (Skypixel/

    Data help clarify spironolactone’s place in heart failure Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 10:16

    Spironolactone improves left-ventricular diastolic function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) but does not improve exercise capacity, research shows (JAMA 2013;309:781).

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    Study highlights pancreatitis risk with sitagliptin and exenatide Subscription

    28 FEB 2013 10:07

    Sitagliptin and exenatide use is linked with an increased risk of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis, a US database analysis suggests (JAMA Internal Medicine, online 25 February 2013).

  • Your country needs you! Subscription

    27 FEB 2013 16:30

    By The Journal The Royal Pharmaceutical Society national pharmacy board elections kick off this week with a call for members and fellows to be nominated for the available positions. Do you have the potential to be a leader? Do you think you could you make a difference? Find out how you could help the RPS develop the profession here.

  • Consider your position Subscription

    27 FEB 2013 16:22

    Assisted suicide is an issue that is not going to go away, and the recently published General Medical Council guidance on the matter has brought it to the fore again.

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