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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013

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  • Rienso: another option for renal anaemia Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 15:05 By Gareth Malson

    Patients with chronic kidney disease go through iron like there is no tomorrow.

  • BBC website

    MHRA orders homoeopathic pharmacy to stop advertising "vaccines" Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 11:28

    London-based homoeopathic pharmacy Ainsworths has been told by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to stop advertising homoeopathic products as alternatives to conventional childhood immunisations.

  • Breast scan (Sebastian Kaulitzki/

    Draft NICE guideline recommends tamoxifen as chemoprevention Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 11:12

    Tamoxifen should be offered to women who have not had breast cancer but are at high risk of developing the disease, a draft clinical guideline from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence advises. Post-menopausal women should be offered tamoxifen or raloxifene, it says.

  • Bob Nicholls

    GPhC makes new appointments to governing council Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 15:22

    Eight appointments have been made to the General Pharmaceutical Council — five new members and three reappointed members — it was announced last week (18 January 2013).

  • EMA suspends marketing authorisation for Tredaptive Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 15:14

    The marketing authorisation for Tredaptive (nicotinic acid and laropiprant) has been suspended by the European Medicines Agency, and the manufacturer, MSD, is removing it from sale.

  • Consultations: Veterinary Medicines Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 13:19

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is seeking views on proposed changes to the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2011. The full consultation package is available on the VMD website or can be requested by calling 01932 338320. The deadline for response is 18 February 2013.   

  • Consultations: QOF indicators Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 13:17

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is conducting a consultation on potential new indicators for the 2014/15 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). Anyone with an interest is encouraged to take part. Visit the NICE website QOF page for more details. The consultation closes at 5pm on 4 February 2013.  

  • Consultations: Pirinase Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 13:15

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is seeking views on the request to reclassify Pirinase hayfever relief for adults nasal spray (fluticasone propionate), from a pharmacy to a general sale list product. Further information can be found on the MHRA website. Comments will be accepted until 1 February 2013.

  • Resources: NHS widgets Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 13:14

    NHS Choices widgets are available free of charge for pharmacists. They allow clinically approved health information on a range of topics to be embedded on pharmacists’ websites. Pharmacists can register for the service by going to the NHS Choices website’s “About” section and then “Syndication”.

  • Resources: Local formularies guidance Subscription

    21 JAN 2013 13:12

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has produced good practice guidance to help develop and update local formularies. Two workshops are being held to support this  guidance, one in London on 4 February and in Leeds on 7 February. For more information and to register, go to the NICE website, then “Medicines and prescribing support” and then the “Events” page.

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