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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2007

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  • PJ Online | Recalls, product and drug alerts (UK market) | Casodex (1 June 2007)

    31 MAY 2007 23:00

    CORRECTION (5 June 2007) The AstraZeneca product licence number is PL17901/0005 and not as originally stated.

  • PJ Online | Recalls, product and drug alerts (UK market) | COMPLETE MoisturePLUS (1 June 2007)

    31 MAY 2007 23:00

    Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) is recalling all batches of COMPLETE MoisturePLUS contact lens solution because or concerns over Acanthamoeba eye infections. The company says that there is no evidence that the prosuct is contaminated and that no other AMO products are being recalled. Refunds should be arranged by calling 0800 3767950

  • Health impact of the great US gun culture examined Subscription

    26 MAY 2007 14:37

    An editorial in the 28 April issue of The Lancet goes into some of theaspects of violence in modern, and supposedly civilised, cultures inthe light of the recent slaughter of 32 university students andteachers in Virginia. The affair has raised debate over the question ofwhether the situation in the US might be improved by stiffening gun

  • Is cruelty of use in the process of evolution? Subscription

    26 MAY 2007 14:35

    Some comments in the 12 May 2007 issue of New Scientist make interestingreading. Social scientists have long explored the basis for much socialbehaviour such as altruism and jealousy as agents in the process ofevolution, but little has been heard about gratuitous cruelty.Nevertheless, individuals and groups have shown almost unbelievable

  • Jeanne d'Arc

    Jeanne d’Arc and relics from a pharmacy attic Subscription

    26 MAY 2007 14:33

    Jeanne D’Arc — or Joan of Arc — has her feast day on 30 May, the date on which she died in 1431. She was born in about the year 1412, from a peasant family of Domremy in France, and had a chequered career.

  • Requirement to report matters related to conduct and fitness to practise to the Society Subscription

    25 MAY 2007

    Pharmacists are reminded that under Rule 5 of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (Fitness to Practise and Disqualification etc) Rules 2007, which came into force on 30 March 2007, a pharmacist must notify the Registrar in writing within seven days if he or she:

  • MEDICAL DEVICE ALERT: Makromed urine test strips (26 May 2007)

    25 MAY 2007 23:00

    Makromed Manufacturing Ltd has recalled all models and batches of Makromed urine test strips (distributed in the UK by Sterilab Services) with expiry dates in 2007 and 2008 due to a potential for false negative results when testing for blood or ketones in urine.

  • Drotrecogin alfa ineffective in children with sepsis (RESOLVE) (POEM) Subscription

    25 MAY 2007

    Clinical question Is drotrecogin alfa effective in treating children with sepsis? Bottom Line Drotrecogin alfa (Xigris) is no more effective than placebo in improving outcomes in children with sepsis.

  • Why can’t we all just work together?

    25 MAY 2007 23:00

    Georgina Craig is the Company Chemists Associationlead for primary care and commissioning policy

  • Whatever the appeal of drug lunches, take STEPS to avoid indigestion! Subscription

    25 MAY 2007 23:00

    Scott Pegler, MRPharmS, is principal pharmacist and medicines information manager, and Roger Williams, MRPharmS, is pharmacy manager, at Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust.

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