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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2011

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  • Bone formation

    Bone formation greater for strontium ranelate than for alendonic acid

    29 MAR 2011 13:15

    Strontium ranelate has greater bone-forming activity then alendronic acid in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to research presented at the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in Valencia, Spain, last week (25 March 2011).

  • Lloydspharmacy’s website

    Lloydspharmacy buys online doctor service DrThom

    28 MAR 2011 15:11

    Lloydspharmacy has acquired the online doctor service DrThom from the company’s founding directors for an undisclosed sum.

  • CD prescribing comes closer for pharmacist independent prescribers

    28 MAR 2011 15:00

    Pharmacist independent prescribers may soon be able to prescribe Controlled Drugs as work on the statutory instrument to implement changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 is finalised.

  • Welsh bag tax information misleading, says CPW

    28 MAR 2011 14:55

    Community Pharmacy Wales has expressed concern that information being produced by the Welsh Assembly Government about the new bag tax does not mention that medicines and pharmaceutical appliances are exempt (PJ, 14 November 2009, p527).

  • Alliance Boots group chief executive resigns

    28 MAR 2011 14:50

    Andy Hornby, group chief executive at Alliance Boots, has resigned with immediate effect, the company has announced (25 March 2011). Commenting on his decision, Mr Hornby said that after an intense five years as chief executive officer of two major companies, he has decided to take a few months’ break.

  • Medicines being dispensed

    Focus on clinical services could be at expense of dispensing income, says AIMp

    25 MAR 2011 14:40

    Focusing on clinical service development could make community pharmacy’s dispensing income more vulnerable to cuts, chairman of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies Peter Cattee has warned.

  • GP in office

    GPs should work more closely with other health professionals, King’s Fund says

    25 MAR 2011 14:30

    Skill-mix within general practice needs to evolve to include a wide range of professionals working within and alongside it, according to the King’s Fund.

  • Renew your membership if you want to keep up to date Subscription

    25 MAR 2011 13:02

    If you are a pharmacist who has not renewed your membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, this is the last issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal that you will be sent.From April 2011 only full and associate members of the RPS, and paying subscribers, will receive the print version of the PJ.

  • Worth their weight Subscription

    25 MAR 2011 12:51

    Scotland is facing hospital pharmacist recruitment difficulties while inEngland there is a fear that their procurement skills are not being appreciated. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has a role here 

  • Pills and money

    Medicines procurement by pharmacy saves money and must be enhanced Subscription

    25 MAR 2011 7:23

    Current medicines procurement systems deliver significant savings. So it is vital that procurement systems, structures and staff are fully supported during the latest NHS reformsAllan Karr pharmacy business services manager, UCL Hospitals Foundation Trust 

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