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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2013

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  • Boots pharmacist suspended for 12 months for false MUR payment claims Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 14:59

    A?Boots pharmacist who made false claims for medicines use reviews that were said to have been carried out has been suspended from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Antibiotics (Bialasiewicz/Dreams)

    Antibiotic campaigns do not necessarily reduce resistance Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 14:34

    Campaigns to reduce antibiotic resistance must focus on the class of antibiotic being prescribed and not just on reducing overall consumption, say French researchers (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, online 1 July 2013).

  • Share keypad (Artur Marciniec/ Dreamstime.com)

    Pharmacists in Wales may get electronic discharge forms from hospitals Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 13:30

    Community pharmacists in Wales could be sent tailor-made electronic discharge forms for patients. A current pilot only involves GPs, but this system could be applied to community pharmacists in the future.

  • Brain scan of multiple sclerosis patient (Dean Hoch/dreamstime.com)

    Cannabinoids do not slow MS progression, study suggests Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 10:32

    Multiple sclerosis patients do not experience a slowing of disease progression when taking dronabinol, a randomised controlled trial suggests (The Lancet Neurology, online 13 July 2013).

  • Feedback improves antibiotic prescribing habits Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 10:26

    GPs who are encouraged to reflect on their prescribing practice are less likely to prescribe broad spectrum antibiotics for respiratory conditions, according to researchers in Norway (BMJ 2013, online 26 July 2013).

  • Technician removed from Register for theft of drugs Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 8:55

    A pharmacy technician who stole medicines from her employer has had her name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Theft by RAF technician leads to striking-off order Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 8:52

    A pharmacy technician who stole goods from his employer and sold them on eBay has had his name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Twelve-month suspension for technician after benefit fraud Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 8:49

    A pharmacy technician convicted of housing benefit offences has had her name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Prescription fraud leads to erasure Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 8:46

    A pharmacist who used false prescription forms to obtain drugs to sell on for profit has had his name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Theft of CDs leads to striking off order for pharmacist Subscription

    31 JUL 2013 8:38

    A pharmacist who stole Controlled Drugs for his own consumption from the pharmacy in which he was working has had his name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

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