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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2011

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  • Scientist (lightpoet/

    “It’s the appliance of science, Brian!” Subscription

    15 JUL 2011 11:06

    The ongoing debate about non-pharmacist pharmaceutical scientists joining the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has led us to consider the importance and function of science as a component of pharmacists’ professional identity.

  • Medicines management during Ramadan Subscription

    15 JUL 2011

    The article helps pharmacists understand the significance of Ramadan to Muslims and looks at how pharmacists can support patients to fast safely. It also discusses how pharmacists can promote a healthy lifestyle to these patients

  • Interactions with travel medicines Subscription

    15 JUL 2011

    A man approaches the pharmacy counter and asks for advice. He is planning to go to the Dominican Republic in three weeks and would like to know which antimalarials he should take. On enquiry, he tells you

  • Wales gives go-ahead to Nexphase

    14 JUL 2011 15:23

    NHS Wales has given the go ahead to pharmacy software systems supplier Cegedim Rx to roll out the 2D-Rx functionality of its Nexphase system across Wales, the company has confirmed. The system allows the electronic transfer of prescription data between a GP practice and community pharmacy via a barcode on the prescription.

  • Green light from SMC for retigabine

    14 JUL 2011 15:10

    RETIGABINE (Trobalt) was the only medicine endorsed for use within NHS Scotland this month as part of the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s latest round of appraisals.

  • John Bavosi/Science Photo Library

    Gilenya: an alternative to MS injections?

    14 JUL 2011 15:08 By Gareth Malson

    Fingolimod is an immunomodulator. In humans, some lymphocytes are contained in lymph nodes while others circulate in the bloodstream

  • Side effects data to be more accessible

    14 JUL 2011 14:53

    Information about drugs’ side effects is set to be made more readily available to patients and healthcare professionals across Europe.

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