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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2018, Vol 300, No 7914

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  • We need to find safer drugs for patients Subscription

    30 MAY 2018 11:13

    Seeing the headline ‘Everyday drugs raise the risk of dementia’ in The Times made me realise that we, as pharmacists, must look more into this subject.

  • Book cover of 'AHFS Drug Information 2018'

    Valuable and easy-to-use drug information resource Subscription

    7 JUN 2018 10:12

    AHFS Drug Information 2018, edited by Gerald K McEvoy

  • Tribute: Kenneth Jack Knight Subscription

    11 MAY 2018 13:15 By Miall James

    It was perhaps ironic that notice of the passing of Jack Knight appeared in the same issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal in which the issue of doctor-dispensing surfaced again. Jack was, for several years in the 1980s, vice chair of the short-lived but, for a while, very active Rural Pharmacists Association which campaigned hard on this issue.

  • Tribute: James Ewart Subscription

    11 MAY 2018 13:17 By David Hamblin

    It was with much sadness that I learnt of the passing of James (Jim) Ewart in January 2018. Born in Edinburgh in 1926, he studied pharmacy there and spent the first part of his career working for the Co-op in Glasgow. He moved to South Norfolk in the late 1950s to manage the Loddon Pharmacy for Rees Coghlan, and spent the rest of his career as superintendent of his Loddon and Norwich pharmacies. He was much liked and respected by his patients and staff for his sound advice and consistent ...

  • Tribute: David Lawrence Lamb (Lawrie) Robertson

    15 JUN 2018 14:21 By David Thomson

    I join with colleagues in paying tribute to Lawrie Robertson who sadly passed away on 9 April 2018 after a long illness. Lawrie was a highly regarded and well respected pharmacist, a profession he was extremely proud to be a member of, and had been, for over 60 years. After registration in 1955, his early dabbling in the pharmaceutical industry probably only served to reinforce his commitment to a lifelong career dedicated to community pharmacy. As an independent contractor, he eventually ...

  • 'The quack doctor' caricature print

    'The Quack Doctor', 1814

    13 JUN 2018 10:48

    Thomas Rowlandson’s caricature of the dubious nature of apothecaries is shown in a painting called ‘The Quack Doctor’.

  • Illustration of MRSA cells

    The global race to combat antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    31 MAY 2018 15:32 By Julia Robinson

    The Longitude Prize has relaunched after 300 years and this time teams around the world are racing to develop a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test that will help prevent the overuse of antibiotics and put them in the running to win £8m.

  • Man checking his phone

    Text messages can help diabetes control, study finds

    24 MAY 2018 14:11

    A text message-based system can help improve diabetes control, researchers have found.

  • Vaughan Gething, Welsh health and social services secretary

    Sore throat 'test and treat' scheme for Welsh pharmacies Subscription

    7 JUN 2018 15:07

    A ‘test and treat’ scheme for patients with sore throats will be piloted at 70 Welsh community pharmacies in autumn 2018.

  • Homeopathy bottles empty and full illustration

    Should community pharmacy stock homeopathic remedies? Subscription

    13 JUN 2018 14:30 By Abigail James

    Two pharmacists argue whether homeopathic remedies should be available to buy in community pharmacies after the High Court’s support for the decision to stop funding homeopathy on the NHS.

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