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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013

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  • Boots pharmacist manager struck off Register after repeated and opportunistic theft from till at pharmacy Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 12:33

    Cash handling irregularities that amounted to theft have led to the removal of a pharmacist from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Pharmacist removed from Register for theft from employer Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 12:30

    A pharmacist who stole money from her employer over a prolonged period has had her name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.Bhavna Dhorajiwala (registration number 2027522) appeared before the committee on 24 October 2012.

  • Dishonest claim for reimbursement from PPA leads to striking-off order Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 12:16

    A pharmacist who dishonestly claimed nearly £4,500 from the Prescription Pricing Authority has had his name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Sickening space travel

    30 JAN 2013 By Bystander

    Jake Garn is a US politician who served as a Republican senator from 1974 to 1993. However, he seems doomed to be remembered not for any political achievements but for an unwitting  contribution to the study of motion sickness in astronauts.

  • Kids’ diseases in adults

    30 JAN 2013 By Bystander

    With all my grandchildren now at school or nursery, the whole family has become exposed to childhood diseases, and my wife has managed to contract two infections that we do not recall having been around when our own children were still infants.

  • Manchester pharmacist-philanthropist

    30 JAN 2013 By Bystander

  • Piles of paperwork (Mishoo/Dreamstime.com)

    Legislation amended to ensure PGDs remain legal Subscription

    29 JAN 2013 15:36

    Medicines legislation is being amended to ensure that existing patient group directions (PGDs) will continue to be legal after changes to the organisational structure of the NHS in England in April 2013.

  • DoH secures shingles vaccine for national vaccination programme Subscription

    29 JAN 2013 15:21

    A national shingles vaccination programme in England is set to go ahead after the Department of Health managed to secure sufficient supplies of Sanofi Pasteur MSD’s Zostavax at a cost-effective price.

  • Stack of pills (Nikolai Sorokin/Dreamstime.com)

    Formula used by NICE is flawed and should be abandoned, say researchers Subscription

    28 JAN 2013 17:09

    The formula used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to make decisions on whether medicines can be prescribed on the NHS is seriously flawed and should be abandoned, according to the authors of a European Commission-funded research project.

  • Harry McQuillan

    Audit Scotland failed to recognise some of pharmacy’s key contributions Subscription

    28 JAN 2013 16:17

    Audit Scotland failed to recognise some of community pharmacy's key contributions in its recent report on primary care prescribing (PJ, 2013;290:74), according to Community Pharmacy Scotland. Furthermore, CPS is critical of the report’s comments on managed repeat services.

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