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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2011

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  • Accountable officers must be financed

    31 MAR 2011 12:50


  • Insulin injection

    Insulin passports to be issued to patients with diabetes

    31 MAR 2011 12:13

    Adult patients with diabetes in England and Wales should be given an “insulin passport”, the National Patient Safety Agency has said in a patient safety alert, issued yesterday (30 March 2011).

  • Margaret Jean Rothwell (Death notice) Subscription

    30 MAR 2011

    On 25 February 2011, Margaret Jean Rothwell, aged 86, of 4 The Woodlands, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4JD.Mrs Rothwell, a former fellow of the Society, registered in 1947 and retired from the Register in 2006.

  • British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association conference 2011

    30 MAR 2011 17:52

    The 2011 annual conference of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA is the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society) will be held at Portsmouth University from 16 to 23 April.

  • New fellows (2011)

    30 MAR 2011 17:42

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the Panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s Regulations has designated the following 14 members as fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society:

  • Medicines, ethics and practice | April 2011 amendments Subscription

    30 MAR 2011

    Each month, The Journal updates the guidance onthe legal status of medicines published in the 34th edition (July 2010)of ‘Medicines, ethics and practice: a guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians’.The amendments are given in bold type when added to the list and repeated each month in light type.

  • In celebration of a vegan saint

    30 MAR 2011 By Hourglass

    2 April (2011) marks the anniversary of the death in 1507 of St Francis of Paola who, among other things, was known for following a vegan diet, free from all animal-derived foods, including eggs and dairy foods as well as meat and fish.

  • Museum of food of the Soviet era

    30 MAR 2011 By Hourglass

    On a recent visit to Russia, I was aware of a strong nostalgia for the Soviet past, with food playing a strong part in this. One example of Russian food nostalgia is the museum of public catering in Moscow, which is devoted solely to preserving the culinary heritage of the Soviet Union and is well worth a visit.

  • Who discovered how to prevent scurvy?

    30 MAR 2011 By Hourglass
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    James Lind, a Scottish doctor, is usually given the credit for discovering in 1747 that scurvy, the disease that plagued many early European seafarers, could be prevented through the consumption of citrus fruits, even though he had no idea what the protective substance was.

  • Patient group bursary Subscription

    30 MAR 2011

    Social enterprises and professional associations are invited to apply to Sanofi-aventis’s patient group bursary scheme for projects developing capacity to deliver health services to the NHS, improving and promoting patient empowerment and information, and reducing health inequalities.Two successful groups will be awarded grants of £25,000 each.

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