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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2011

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  • Millions hear RPS no-smoking message Subscription

    23 MAR 2011 14:09

    Millions of people tuned in to hear pharmacists campaign for people to quit on No Smoking Day on 9 March 2011.

  • New dimension on 3D films

    23 MAR 2011 By Didapper

    Hollywood’s current mania for three-dimensional films has given rise to a “new” medical condition dubbed “3D fatigue”. Spending time in a cinema seat viewing feature-length films such as ‘Avatar’ through 3D glasses can lead to headache, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, eye pain, dysfunction of the ocular muscles, dimness of vision and other symptoms.

  • Robert Bunsen’s claims to fame

    23 MAR 2011 By Didapper

    Thursday 31 March 2011 is the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, the German chemist who gave his name to the Bunsen burner, used in laboratories around the world.

  • US pharmacist with a lot to answer for

    23 MAR 2011 By Didapper

    The common starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is found naturally across Europe and western Asia. It is abundant in the UK, sometimes seen at dusk wheeling across the ashen winter skies in dense flocks before settling down to roost.

  • David George Williams (Death notice) Subscription

    23 MAR 2011

    On 3 January 2011, David George Williams, aged 86, of 173 Mottingham Road, Eltham, London SE9 4SS.Mr Williams, a graduate of the University of Bristol, registered in 1954 and retired from the Register in 2002. He was an eminent authority on perfumery and published several books and papers on the subject.

  • Michael Joseph Twelvetrees (Death notice) Subscription

    23 MAR 2011

    On 7 March 2011, Michael Joseph Twelvetrees, MRPharmS, aged 75, of Highlands, Park Road, Toddington, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 6AB.Mr Twelvetrees registered in 1958.

  • Thomas Edwin Searle (Death notice) Subscription

    23 MAR 2011

    Recently, Thomas Edwin Searle, FRPharmS, aged 94, of 6 Albert Road, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6BP.Mr Searle, a graduate of Brighton Technical College, registered in 1939.

  • Pharmacist typing on computer behind pharmacy counter (Robert Kneschke/

    Pharmacist access to summary care record to be tested in Wigan

    22 MAR 2011 14:41

    Piloting of pharmacist access to the summary care record in NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan will start next month (April 2011), PJ Online has learnt. The pilot will involve two independent pharmacies and pharmacy chains Tims & Parker and Cohen’s Chemist, totalling eight sites.

  • Tamsulosin

    GPs see benefits of self care but are wary of medicine reclassifications

    22 MAR 2011 14:36

    Most GPs appreciate the benefits of self care and will encourage patients to engage with it, a survey suggests. However, the survey also reveals that many GPs are uncomfortable with recent reclassifications of medicines to make them available from pharmacies without a prescription, and are against further legal category switches (see Panel).

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