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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2011

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  • Pills and money

    Partnership with the NHS and community sector has paid dividends for research Subscription

    31 MAR 2011 17:17

    David Wright and colleagues describe how a new school of pharmacy has been able to attract over £2.5m in funding for research in medicines management 

  • Depression

    How pharmacists can help patients during Depression Awareness Week Subscription

    31 MAR 2011 16:20

    Depression Awareness Week begins on 11 April 2011. In this article, Denise Taylor, John Donoghue and Stephen Bleakley call on pharmacists to think about what they might do to help ensure its success

  • VTE: a journey to meet that 90pc goal Subscription

    31 MAR 2011

  • Library interior

    Parliamentary group recommends pharmacists are included on local authority boards

    31 MAR 2011 15:15

    Pharmacists should be included on health and well-being boards, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health says in the report (PDF 213K) of its inquiry into the public health White Paper “Healthy lives, healthy people”, published today (31 March 2011).

  • A wake-up call

    GP commissioning — a wake-up call for pharmacy Subscription

    31 MAR 2011 14:07

    The advent of GP commissioning means pharmacists are entering an uncertain new world. But change can mean opportunity and pharmacy may emerge improved 

  • When to pour oil on troubled dry skin Subscription

    31 MAR 2011

    What we know about the barrier function of the skin has increased in the past 20 years. This has led to better understanding of dry skin conditions and the development of more sophisticated moisturising products.

  • New Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs

    31 MAR 2011 13:10


  • DoH consultation opens on flu plans

    31 MAR 2011 13:08

    Updated plans for dealing with an influenzapandemic have been published for consultation by the Department of Health.

  • Alliance sole distributor for Grazax

    31 MAR 2011 13:05


  • DoH funds social enterprise projects

    31 MAR 2011 12:55


  • 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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