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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2011

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  • CPW teams up with Diabetes UK on public health campaign

    21 MAR 2011 15:00

    Community Pharmacy Wales is working with Diabetes UK Cymru to organise a public health campaign in support of diabetes week, which runs from 12 to 18 June 2011.

  • Bladder cancer concern prompts European safety review for pioglitazone (amended)

    21 MAR 2011 14:50

    Pioglitazone-containing antidiabetic medicines Competact and Actos (both from Takeda) are to be the subject of a review by the European Medicines Agency because of concerns over a possible increased risk of bladder cancer.

  • Numark to launch indemnity insurance

    21 MAR 2011 13:20


  • Mark James

    Pharmacists expected to be angry and upset at “eye-watering” cuts

    18 MAR 2011 16:44

    Cash flow problems will be created for many pharmacies as a result of the “eye watering” funding cuts that have been announced for 2011–12, group managing director at AAH Pharmaceuticals Mark James has warned.

  • Essential small pharmacies should ensure contracts have been amended

    18 MAR 2011 15:51

    Essential small pharmacy contractors in England who have not received a notice confirming an extension to their contracts should contact their primary care trust immediately, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has advised.

  • Veterinary pharmacy Subscription

    18 MAR 2011 11:52

    A special feature on veterinary pharmacy, published in The Pharmaceutical Journal on 19 March 2011 

  • Medicines with a twist Subscription

    18 MAR 2011 7:02

    Our selection of articles for the Special feature on veterinary medicines and their implications for pharmacists may seem, at first glance, rather disconnected. The reasoning, however, is that veterinary practice covers the range of topics that human medicine embraces — albeit with a furry or scaly twist.

  • PJ letters (19 March 2011) (RPS members only) Subscription

    18 MAR 2011 7:01

    The letters below have been published in the 19 March 2011 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (800k)

  • What the DoH gives (amended) Subscription

    18 MAR 2011 7:01

    With the introduction of the new medicine service and the continuation of Category M, The Journal might be forgiven for concluding that what the Department of Health gives with one hand, it takes away with the other 

  • Medicines management

    Social enterprise: a new way to provide NHS medicines management services Subscription

    17 MAR 2011 17:21

    In 2008, The Journal reported that arm’s-length organisations were to run NHS services. One of the incarnations in which this could happen is a “social enterprise”. In 2010, NHS Mid Essex announced it had chosen this route of provision for community services.

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