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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2006

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  • An update on HAART: part 1 Subscription

    26 MAY 2006

    Rosy Weston, MRPharmS, RegPharmNZ, is senior principal pharmacist (HIV and sexual health), Simon Portsmouth, MRCP, MBChB, is consultant physician (HIV and sexual health) and Andrew Benzie, MRCP, MRPharmS, is specialist registrar (HIV and sexual health),

  • Collaboration is key for community pharmacists to succeed in PBC world

    26 MAY 2006

    Sue Carter: pharmacists need to work together to provide local services

  • Guidance for pharmacists: how to detect and report counterfeit medicines Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    This guidance has been produced jointly by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

  • Difficulty breathing? Just get eating Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    Lindsey Cooper, is a fourth-year MPharm student and Brian Lockwood, PhD, MRPharmS, is senior lecturer in pharmacy, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester BSIP, Chassenet/Science Photo Library

  • Mystery shopper use reviewed in IJPP Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    Natalie Lane is production editor for journals at the Pharmaceutical Press, London IJPP online

  • Not the way to run the NHS Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    This week the national media have once again gone to town on preliminary approval given by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, this time for aromatase inhibitors to be available for women with early breast cancer. In theory this decision is open to consultation and will not be given formal approval until later in the year. (This, incidentally,

  • Partisan editorials serve no one, least of all new prescribers Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    We write to express our dismay at a Pharmaceutical Journal editorial (PJ, 13 May, p554) which, after condemning doctors’ prescribing skills in general terms and calling the medical profession ignorant, summarily dismissed a reasoned and well-balanced article about non-medical

  • Nursing leaves pharmacy trailing in its wake again Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    Once again the Royal Pharmaceutical Society shoots its self in the foot and hinders pharmacy practice.

  • Bridges need to be built Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    Miall James (PJ, 13 May, p566) picked up the point that Royal Pharmaceutical Society Council members are not merely there to support particular sectional interests. His observation that some community pharmacists view the activities of primary care trust pharmacists as detrimental to their interests is

  • Direct mail Subscription

    26 MAY 2006 23:00

    Yet another manufacturer has been sucked in by the multiples. I refer to a promotional deal offered by Roche Diagnostics for its new Accu-Chek Aviva blood glucose meter through multiple pharmacies. Patients who had previously bought Accu-Chek meters from us and subsequently registered their purchase with Roche Diagnostics are now being directed to the multiples

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