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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2006

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  • Ayurveda: introduction for pharmacists Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Elizabeth Williamson PhD, MRPharmS, is professor of pharmacy and director of practice at the School of Pharmacy, University of Reading. She is a member of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission, and editor-in-chief of Phytotherapy Research

  • Future far from clear Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Julie Stone is visiting professor in health care ethics at the University of Lincoln and a barrister with an interest in complementary and alternative medicine. However, it is in her capacity as deputy director of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence that she is making health care professions, including pharmacy, nervous.

  • More questions than answers Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    The article by Claire Church and Jane Smith (PJ, 21 January, p75 PDF (60K)) provided a fascinating and informative review of the stability of medicines and their suitability for inclusion in compliance aids. However, I think this

  • A list of effective medicines is needed Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Robert Woodward, in somewhat intemperate terms, objects to complementary and alternative medicine being subjected to evidence-based proof of efficacy and takes Edzard Ernst and his colleagues to task for backing this course (PJ,

  • Setting things straight Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    In his letter, Robert Woodward (PJ, 7 January, p12) complains that: “the CAM [complementary and alternative medicines] industry and profession are no match for big pharmaceutical companies and modern medicine,” and that, “strict judgement of CAM by the criteria designed for modern

  • Learning by experience Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Running public health campaigns is not quite a piece of cake, but we have learnt a lot after the first one. We wanted to link our community pharmacy public health campaigns to the needs of our local population. This was achieved in two ways: first, we got pharmacists to identify their interests and, secondly, we linked the campaign to disease areas identified in the

  • Bears need not suffer for our health Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    This week on the BBC news there was a report concerning the continued supply of products containing bear bile. Andy Fisher, the Metropolitan Police’s wildlife liaison officer, said that this trade is illegal because Asiatic black bears are an endangered species. He showed products that contained bear bile that had been confiscated from Chinese herbalists

  • Earlier warnings please Subscription

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Priya Sejpal, pharmacist adviser at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, says that pharmacists will be notified when further changes are made to CD regulations (PJ, 7 January, p13). I hope that these notifications will come at more than the three days’ notice of the last two significant

  • How can community pharmacists become involved in practice research?

    28 JAN 2006 0:00

    Hazel Gilbert, Elizabeth Mills and Elaine Ward, pharmacy practiceresearchers and research support manager from LondonFurther information is availablefrom Elizabeth Millse-mail elizabeth.mills@pharmacy.ac.uk

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