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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2009

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  • PJ letters (31 January 2009) Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 22:33

    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 31 January 2009 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (60K).

  • Workplace pressure (Sorsillo/Dreamstime.com)

    Is workplace pressure affecting you?

    30 JAN 2009 20:20

    As the Royal Pharmaceutical Society launches a Workplace Pressure initiative, Nicola Cree talks to President Steve Churton about the scheme 

  • Managing anticoagulation patients in the hospital: the inpatient anticoagulation service (book review) Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 16:37

    US perspective that UK pharmacists can identify with‘Managing anticoagulation patients in the hospital: the inpatient anticoagulation service’, by Michael Gulseth. Pp xiv+226. Price US$99.00. Bethesda: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2007. ISBN 978 1 58528 157 2 

  • Analysis of drug impurities (book review) Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 16:34

    Aimed at both students and practising analysts‘Analysis of drug impurities’, edited by Richard J. Smith and Michael L. Webb. Pp ix+275. Price £99.50. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing; 2007. ISBN 978 1 4051 3358 6 

  • Registration exam questions (book review) Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 16:31

    A good learning aid for preregistration trainees‘Registration exam questions’, by Nadia Bukhari. Pp xv+140. Price £19.95. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2008. ISBN 978 0 85369 699 5

  • Introduction to statistics in pharmaceutical clinical trials (book review) Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 15:53

    Ideal for teaching or self-study‘Introduction to statistics in pharmaceutical clinical trials’, by Todd A. Durham and J. Rick Turner. Pp 240. Price £29.95. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2008. ISBN 978 0 85369 714 5

  • No unnecessary jargon Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 15:42

    Hands up anyone who has taken every single dose of a prescribed medicine? There are unlikely to be many of you, even though you are health professionals.

  • Larodopa, in 1970s Roche livery, from the museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Levodopa — still the gold standard after 40 years of successful treatment Subscription

    30 JAN 2009 15:34

    Continuing our series on landmark drugs, Jenny Bryan looks at levodopa, a treatment for Parkinson’s disease that has stood the test of time   Levodopa, still the gold standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease almost four decades after it was launched, has achieved a place in pharmaceutical history that few drugs will ever match.

  • A community pharmacy asthma MUR project in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

    30 JAN 2009 15:18

    AbstractAimTo optimise the outcomes of medicines use reviews (MURs)DesignA prospective analysis of community pharmacies’ asthma MUR interventions and service evaluation through questionnaire feedback.

  • Women less likely to receive evidence-based heart failure treatment

    30 JAN 2009 15:07

    Women with heart failure are less likely to receive guideline-recommended medicines, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or beta-blockers, than men, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Heart Failure on 21 January 2009.

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