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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013

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  • Scoring system identifies patients at risk of GI bleeds Subscription

    18 JAN 2013 13:36

    A scoring system for identifying patients at risk of developing gastrointestinal bleeds in hospital has been described online by US researchers (Journal of General Internal Medicine, 5 January 2013).

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    Study supports first-line use of levonorgestrel-releasing coil for heavy menstrual bleeding Subscription

    18 JAN 2013 13:09

    The levonorgestrel-releasing coil is more effective than usual medical treatment in reducing the impact of heavy menstrual bleeding on daily life, a recent randomised controlled trial suggests (New England Journal of Medicine 2013;368:128).

  • CD errors lead to pharmacist’s three-month suspension Subscription

    18 JAN 2013 12:11

    A number of errors relating to the dispensing of Controlled Drugs have led to a pharmacist's three-month suspension from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Pharmacist suspended for 10 months after conviction for affray Subscription

    18 JAN 2013 12:06

    A pharmacist who drove after drinking and with no motor insurance has been suspended from the Register for 10 months by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council. The committee also took into account convictions for affray and possession of a prohibited weapon.

  • Vindictive and spiteful pharmacist suspended for one month Subscription

    18 JAN 2013 12:01

    A pharmacist who behaved vindictively and spitefully towards a Lloydspharmacy and a former colleague has been suspended from the Register for one month by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.Sanju Sharma (registration umber 2043218) appeared before the committee on 5 October 2012.

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    Greater role for pharmacists suggested in early diagnosis of cancer Subscription

    17 JAN 2013 16:22

    Community pharmacy developments will have the most significant impact on primary care over the next decade, according to Richard Parish, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health and chairman of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum.

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    Regular fast food linked with severe childhood disease Subscription

    17 JAN 2013 15:29

    Eating fast foods three times a week or more is associated with increased risk of severe eczema, asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in children and teenagers, according to a study published online in Thorax (14 January 2013).

  • Lloyds continues to expand hospital outpatient dispensing services Subscription

    17 JAN 2013 14:07

    Lloydspharmacy is to provide outpatient dispensing services for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 16 January 2013, the company has announced. The contract runs for seven years and covers outpatient dispensing services for Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby and Scunthorpe General Hospital.

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    Three pharmacists suspended following BBC investigation Subscription

    17 JAN 2013 14:03

    Three pharmacists who featured in a BBC Inside Out programme allegedly supplying medicines illegally have been suspended from the Register for 18 months by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Scotland launches medicines fund for rare conditions (updated) Subscription

    17 JAN 2013 12:30

    New funding for medicines for rare conditions is being launched by the Scottish Government. The fund will cover the cost of orphan drugs for individual patients where the condition affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. Only those medicines not recommended for routine use by the Scottish Medicines Consortium will be covered by the fund.

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