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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2011

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  • Ugliness and crime

    7 JUL 2011 By Prospector

    An article last year in The Review of Economics and Statistics reported that the least attractive people are 1.5 per cent more likely to have committed robbery, 2.2 per cent more likely to have committed assault and 3 per cent more likely to have sold drugs. The study concluded that “ugly people need a bit less condemnation and a bit more understanding”.

  • Avogadro, his law and his constant

    7 JUL 2011 By Prospector

    Avogadro’s Law, which Amedeo Avogadro proposed in 1811, states that the relationship between masses of the same volume of different gases (at the same temperature and pressure) corresponds to the relationship between their respective molecular weights. Hence the relative molecular mass of a gas can be calculated from the mass of a sample of known volume.

  • Lindsey Gilpin re-elected chairman of English Pharmacy Board

    7 JUL 2011 10:07

    Lindsey Gilpin has been re-elected chairman of the English Pharmacy Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Sultan Dajani remains as vice-chairman, following elections on 30 June 2011.

  • Computer keyboard (Gunnar3000|

    Frustration for Wigan pharmacy as summary care record pilot makes slow start

    6 JUL 2011 12:42

    A slow start to the summary care record pilot, partly because of a lack of engagement by GPs, is leading to frustration for the community pharmacist who was first in England to implement access to system.

  • Teva offers pharmacies legal assistance over atorvastatin wrangle

    6 JUL 2011 12:34

    Teva UK, which has been temporarily banned by the High Court from selling or supplying its generic atorvastatin, has promised to provide full legal support to any of its pharmacy customers caught up in the ongoing legal wrangle with Pfizer.

  • Students sitting an examination (Cristi_m|

    Delays and last minute venue change among prereg exam complaints

    5 JUL 2011 14:37

    Preregistration trainees have complained that they faced delays of up to an hour waiting to sit this summer’s (June 2011) professional registration examination at venues in Birmingham and London and that some of the invigilators talked through the day-long test.

  • Motivational phone texts help smokers quit

    5 JUL 2011 14:16

    Encouraging smokers to quit through the use of motivational mobile phone text messages significantly improves smoking cessation rates at six months, according to a blinded trial.

  • Cigarette butt (Kevin Renes|

    Varenicline linked with adverse cardiovascular events

    5 JUL 2011 12:32

    Smokers who take varenicline to help them stop smoking could be at an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, a new study suggests (online, CMAJ 4 July 2011).

  • Over 14,000 technicians registered with total set to reach almost 20,000 within weeks

    5 JUL 2011 12:30

    Figures released ahead of last week’s deadline for mandatory pharmacy technician registration (30 June 2011) showed there were 14,289 pharmacy technicians successfully registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Diabetes definition (Ivelinr|

    Audit suggests diabetes care is lacking

    5 JUL 2011 12:28

    Most people with diabetes do not receive all the care they should, a report into diabetes care in England and Wales has revealed.

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