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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2006

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  • All-round criticism for appliance payment plans

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    BSIP, Astier/Science Photo Library Choice of appliances, such as stoma care products, may be affected

  • Wider public debate on drug safety needed

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    New ways of communicating with the public about the benefits and risks of drugs are needed, Keith Beard, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said earlier this week.

  • Pfizer uses electronic tags for Viagra in US Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Pfizer has started to attach radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to all packs of Viagra (sildenafil) sold in the US. This means that pharmacies and wholesalers can confirm the authenticity of packs using specially designed scanners that use the internet to check an electronic code embedded in the tags against a Pfizer database.

  • Pharmacovigilance guideline

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    European pharmacovigilance guidelines for human medicines are being updated to take account of international harmonisation and scientific and technical changes.

  • New medicines / Prescription products / SPC changes / Supply issues / Discontinued products / Products miscellany

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    New medicines Kepivance Composition: Palifermin 6.25mg. Presentation: Lyophilised powder for solution for injection. Class: Human keratinocyte growth factor.

  • This book is more a longish history of pharmacy Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    The editor’s hope is that ‘Making medicines’ will appeal to pharmacy students, to those who have been qualified for some time, and to a wider, general audience. Had the contents covered what the title suggests, this might have been achieved, although choosing a dozen academics to write the text is hardly the best way to reach a

  • Useful guide for those caring for patients with COPD Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) probably affects as many as 1.5 million people in the UK and results in 30,000 premature deaths a year. These are just two of the alarming statistics in this new and concise guide to COPD. The book is divided into 10 chapters which cover all aspects of the disease in an easy-to-read bullet point format. The

  • Entertaining history for a general audience but not for the serious historian Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    This book presents a personal and eclectic survey of the history of hospitals in Britain. It contains 14 chapters of varying length. These trace the history of hospitals from Roman times to the present day. Separate chapters describe the development of specialist, cottage, maternity, children’s and psychiatric hospitals. Others explore the evolution

  • Council election candidates sought

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is calling for nominations of pharmacists to fill five unreserved places on the Council for the next three years (p117).

  • President's CPD message

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    A letter is being sent to individual members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society urging them to start with continuing professional development (CPD) if they have not already done so.

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