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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2008

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  • Ornella Barra (Personal announcement) Subscription

    31 MAY 2008

    Ornella Barra, wholesale and commercial affairs director at Alliance Boots Ltd, has been appointed special professor at the University of Nottingham’s school of pharmacy. 

  • GHP medals (Personal announcement) Subscription

    31 MAY 2008

    Robert McArtney, FRPharmS, clinical pharmacy specialist for Wales and directorate pharmacist, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, was awarded the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists gold medal, in recognition of his contribution to pharmacy at a UK level, at the joint GHP/United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association conference dinner on 10 May 2008.

  • SPC changes, Prescription products, Products miscellany (31 May 2008)

    31 MAY 2008 10:02

    SPC changesDaktarin Oral GelDaktarin Oral Gel (miconazole; Janssen-Cilag) is now contraindicated for children less than four months of age, according to its new summary of product characteristics. Further details about medicines that should not be co-administered with Daktarin Oral Gel have also been added to its SPC.

  • Society offers award for medicines safety

    31 MAY 2008 9:59

    A new award that recognises significant contributions to improving medicines safety in Britain is to be offered by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Trusts’ safety alert responses variable, study shows

    31 MAY 2008 9:59

    Huge variation exists across trusts in adopting safety alerts, researchers from York and Cardiff universities have shown. They were commissioned to carry out an evaluation of the Safety Alert Broadcast System (SABS) in 20 acute trusts, 15 primary care trusts, four ambulance and two mental health trusts in England for one year to June 2007.

  • Reducing harm — a work in progress

    31 MAY 2008 9:58

    Reducing harm is a key priority for the NHS but it still has a long way to go to deliver this. Lisa Hitchen reports Innovation and technology will increasingly play a major role in delivering safer healthcare, Ann Keen, junior health minister in England, told delegates at the Patient Safety Congress.

  • Hemant Patel and Kamal Midha

    Honorary Society member elected

    31 MAY 2008 9:57

    Kamal Midha, president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and joint professor of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, was made an honorary member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at a meeting of the Society’s Council on 21 May 2008.

  • Waiting for supervision Subscription

    31 MAY 2008 9:57

    It sounds a bit like a Beckett play — Waiting for supervision — but it is hard not to draw the conclusion from the Department of Health’s response to the consultation on the responsible pharmacist that many people are still waiting for the consultation on supervision (due to start towards the end of 2008).

  • Life and times of Mr Clarke Subscription

    31 MAY 2008 9:56

    The independent inquiry into the future professional body for pharmacy was chaired by Nigel Clarke. The vast majority of people who had any dealings with the inquiry team or the process believe a good job has been done.

  • David Taylor and Hemant Patel

    Synergy Award presented

    31 MAY 2008 9:56

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Synergy Award for 2008 was presented to David Taylor, professor of pharmaceutical and public health policy at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, at a meeting of the Society’s Council on 21 May 2008.

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