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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2017, Vol 298, No 7899

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  • Why we defend the 'conscience' clause Subscription

    24 JAN 2017 17:09 By Chik Kaw Tan, Simon Lewis, David Clapham, Esther Afetorgbor, Steven Bamford, Nicola Ward
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    Christians in Pharmacy (CiP), a network of Christian pharmacists, technicians and pharmaceutical scientists, is seriously concerned with the implications of the proposals in the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) consultation on religion, personal beliefs and values in pharmacy (

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    Why legal action is not the best way to address the community pharmacy funding crisis in England

    15 MAR 2017 12:36 By Terry Maguire

    As pharmacy contractors in England suffer budget cuts and their leaders instigate legal action, Northern Ireland pharmacy contractor Terry Maguire argues why this might not be a good idea and what English contractors might learn from their Celtic cousins.

  • Why does the government continue to show little respect to community pharmacists? Subscription

    2 FEB 2017 14:25 By Cormac Tobin

    Five months after the publication of the Community Pharmacy Forward View (CPFV), I continue to be frustrated at the lack of government response to our sector’s ideas and suggestions of how community pharmacy can help alleviate some of the stress on the NHS. We have an opportunity to shape our future role as an important element of the frontline ...

  • Salmonella bacteria, micrograph

    WHO lists bacteria that need to be targeted for antibiotic development

    1 MAR 2017 14:37 By Debbie Andalo

    The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of families of bacteria that pose the greatest risk to human health and which should be targeted by drug companies when developing new antibiotics.

  • Annie Pannelay, principal consultant for healthcare practice at the Economist Intelligence Unit

    What pharmacist Annie Pannelay does as a consultant for a media company Subscription

    13 FEB 2017 16:52 By Annie Pannelay

    Annie Pannelay works in the healthcare practice of the Economist Intelligence Unit — as a pharmacist, not a journalist.

  • Woman with allergy

    US FDA approves Odactra sublingual treatment for dust mite allergy

    3 MAR 2017 15:59

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet (SLIT) Odactra for the treatment of dust mite allergy. 

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    Understanding irritable bowel syndrome: bugs, brains and leaky barriers Subscription

    16 MAR 2017 15:39 By Afsaneh Gray
    Comments (1)

    Research indicates that there are multiple causes for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and that most of them may involve the microbiome.

  • Man purchases medicines online

    UK regulator clamps down on unsafe online medicines sites

    3 MAR 2017 17:26 By Emma Wilkinson
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    The Care Quality Commission is warning the public to be cautious when buying medicines online after inspections highlighted significant concerns about patient safety.

  • Tribute to Peter Kilmister Howard Subscription

    20 FEB 2017 16:50 By Christopher Racey

    Peter Howard read pharmacy at Chelsea Polytechnic but had to put his studies temporarily on hold to complete his National Service with the Royal Air Force. He joined the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists on 10 March 1954 and took a job as pharmacy manager for a private pharmacy, followed by his managerial role with Timothy Whites & Taylors of London. It was here where he met his lovely wife and life-long partner, Betty. The couple had a long marriage and happy life together for ...

  • Tribute to Joseph Christian Soutter Subscription

    23 FEB 2017 16:12 By Bill Glennie

    I would like to pay this tribute to Joseph Soutter, who was a great friend of mine from when I met him at the school of pharmacy in Aberdeen in 1950.

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