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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2012

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  • Don't let this be your last PJ! Subscription

    30 MAR 2012 15:39

    The Journal

  • What's your story? Subscription

    30 MAR 2012 15:34

    The “Ask your pharmacist” campaign is a focus for a dialogue with a patient or a customer, but the results of an analysis of last year’s campaign week suggests that pharmacists could be more proactive in their approaches.

  • Influence commissioning in London

    30 MAR 2012 12:53

    Community pharmacists in London are being invited to take part in a Clinical Leadership for Commissioning programme, which aims to support 30 clinicians in 12-month attachments to London’s clinical commissioning groups.

  • (Sebastian Kaulitzki |

    Pulmonary embolism patients benefit from rivaroxaban

    30 MAR 2012 11:32

    Rivaroxaban is as good as standard care for preventing recurrent venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), according to research published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (26 March 2012).

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    Screening by pharmacists dropped in favour of GPs

    30 MAR 2012 11:08

    Community pharmacy-based screening of patients for their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been abandoned during an integrated care pilot in England, because patients preferred to be assessed by their GP. The uptake of pharmacy assessments, offered in the belief that they would be more convenient for patients than visiting a GP, was much lower than expected.

  • LPCs merging in preparation for NHS reforms

    29 MAR 2012 14:29

    Local pharmaceutical committees are merging or forming greater ties with their neighbours as they prepare for the new landscape created by the Government’s NHS reforms in England.

  • Data confirm Pandemrix link with narcolepsy

    29 MAR 2012 12:12

    A sudden increase in narcolepsy among Finnish children at the beginning of 2010 was likely related to use of the Pandemrix influenza vaccine in response to the H1N1 flu pandemic, two reports published in PLoS ONE (28 March 2012) suggest.

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    Public not getting the message about what community pharmacies can offer

    29 MAR 2012 11:02

    Community pharmacists are branching out their service offering — yet new survey results emphasise that the public needs to hear about them more, writes Francesca Rivers

  • Bows, dogs and haloes

    28 MAR 2012 By Prospector

    A rainbow is a beautiful natural wonder, and a well established symbol of hope. It also has a rare night-time equivalent: a moonbow. This is a rainbow produced by light reflected from the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Because the light from moonbows is usually too faint to excite the eye’s cone receptors they often appear to be white.

  • Be prepared to eat your words

    28 MAR 2012 By Prospector

    Sunday 1 April is Edible Book Day. No, this is not an April Fool. See the Books2eat website ( for some beautifully baked books.

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