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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2007

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  • Pharmacists have a global opportunity to help abolish tobacco-related harm

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Tina Brock, David Taylor and Tana Wuliji, of the School of Pharmacy, University of London

  • Creating a demand for better health by using social marketing techniques

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Jill Jesson, lecturer in the marketing group at Aston Business School, Birmingham Valentin Mosichev/Dreamstime.com

  • Solid recommendations / Buoyancy and uncertainty in jobs market

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Solid recommendations There are few surprises in “The

  • Pharmacy course is of finite length Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    I was interested to read the report from the June meeting of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Council (PJ, 16 June, p716), at which Bob Michell advocated the inclusion of veterinary pharmacy in the indicative syllabus.

  • Specialist role of microbiology pharmacist Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    In the UK, some 20 per cent of all prescriptions for antibiotics are dispensed through hospital pharmacies. About one third of in-patients receive antibiotics at some point during their stay, but up to 50 per cent of these prescriptions may be inappropriate or unnecessary and at a huge cost to the taxpayer.

  • Recycling bags Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Pharmacists should be looking to reduce the wastage of paper and plastic bags containing dispensed medicines.

  • Codeine addiction is a serious problem Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Some pharmacists have to deal with the ravages of heroin addiction by supplying methadone or buprenorphine to their patients. But how many pharmacists have given thought to the patients that receive prescriptions for co-codamol or co-proxamol?

  • Scepticism is healthy Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    I read with interest your news item referenced from PLoS Medicine that stated “head-to-head drug comparisons are more likely to favour a sponsor’s drug than its comparator” (PJ, 9 June, p666).

  • Decision will be made in long-term interests of the profession Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Paul Breame (PJ, 16 June, p716) raised his concerns about the “substantial increase in retention fee” for 2008 as announced by the President during the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s

  • Technicians' fee does not reflect income Subscription

    29 JUN 2007 23:00

    Further to the letter from Paul Breame (PJ, 16 June, p706) I would like to add my concerns as a pharmacy technician about the “substantial” rise in retention fees, as yet unannounced.

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