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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2011

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  • Keybard

    E-prescribing systems need checks to cut mistakes

    8 JUL 2011 11:27

    Electronic outpatient prescribing systems will not eliminate the mistakes commonly made in manual systems unless they have checks and balances in place, a new study suggests.

  • Consultations - Equality

    7 JUL 2011 16:04

    The General Pharmaceutical Council has launched a consultation on its draft equality scheme and action plan. The consultation will run for three months and closes on 30 September 2011.

  • Consultations - Savlon cold sore cream

    7 JUL 2011 15:54

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is consulting on proposals to reclassify Savlon cold sore cream from a pharmacy to a general sale list product. The consultation closes on 26 July 2011. 

  • CUHOP Subscription

    7 JUL 2011

    John Smart, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and head of school at the University of Brighton, has been elected chairman of the Council of University Heads of Pharmacy Schools for 2011–13.

  • Counter products - Movicol, Nuromol

    7 JUL 2011 15:46

    MovicolMovicol (potassium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, macrogol 3350) liquid is now available to order from Norgine. Recommended retail price: 1 x 500ml, £4.45. Legal category: P.

  • Supply Issues - Leustat (9 July 2011)

    7 JUL 2011 15:41

    LeustatLeustat (cladribine) injection 10mg is currently in short supply. Janssen-Cilag expects it to take several months for stock levels to be replenished. Existing stock will be distributed to patients with the greatest need. Medical information on 01494 567444.

  • Discontinued products (Sandocal +D600)

    7 JUL 2011 15:38

    Sandocal +D600The six-tablet pack of Sandocal +D600 (calcium carbonate, colecalciferol, calcium lactate gluconate; Novartis Consumer Health) effervescent tablets has been discontinued. Further information on 01403 323046. 

  • SPC changes (Lioresal, Rasilez, Sandocal )

    7 JUL 2011 15:35

    Lioresal

  • PJ letters (9 July 2011) (RPS members only) Subscription

    7 JUL 2011 15:18

    The letters in the attached PDF have been published in the 9 July 2011 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal. Topics include:OutsourcingSpecialsRPSContraceptionLetters will no longer be posted in the Join in section of PJ Online.

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