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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2015, Vol 295, No 7883

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  • Statins and the flu jab Subscription

    30 OCT 2015 14:07

    29 October 2015: It was reported that statins can stop flu jab working. The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian both covered this story and RPS spokesperson Sotoris Antoniou told them: “Statins are known to have effects on the immune system and so a potential interaction with the flu jab is indeed possible. We must recognise that the findings of a reduced effect of the flu jab may be caused by other things. There’s good evidence to show taking statins protects your health. ...

  • Drug driving advice Subscription

    30 OCT 2015 14:04

    23 October 2015: BBC Radio Kent covered a piece about new roadside tests for drug driving. RPS spokesperson Katie Perkins was interviewed by the programme and said: “If you’re worried that your medicine could affect your driving, you should speak to your pharmacist. And even if it’s not one of the [medicines] that’s affected by this new law, any medicine at all that’s affecting your driving you need to speak to your pharmacist about… things like if you feel sleepy, dizzy or even if ...

  • ‘Clinical handbook of psychotropic drugs 21st edition’, edited by Ric M. Procyshyn, Kalyna Z Bezchlibnyk-Butler, J. Joel Jeffries

    A useful reference text of psychotropic medicines Subscription

    30 OCT 2015 13:02 By Caroline Parker

    ‘Clinical handbook of psychotropic drugs 21st edition’, edited by Ric M Procyshyn, Kalyna Z Bezchlibnyk-Butler, J Joel Jeffries.

  • Discontinuing donepezil in Alzheimer’s patients as their disease worsens could double the risk of admission into a nursing home within a year, suggests a study. In the image, close up of an elderly person with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home

    Donepezil may delay nursing home admission in moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease Subscription

    27 OCT 2015 16:14 By Ingrid Torjesen

    Discontinuing donepezil in Alzheimer’s patients as their disease worsens could double the risk of admission into a nursing home within a year, suggests a study published in The Lancet Neurology.

  • The percentage of pharmacist trainees who passed the registration assessment in September 2015 was 64% - three percentage points higher than last September’s pass rate. In the image, students taking an exam

    Pass rate for September 2015 registration assessment stands at 64% Subscription

    27 OCT 2015 16:04

    The percentage of pharmacist trainees who passed the registration assessment in September 2015 was 64% — three percentage points higher than the September 2014 pass rate.

  • Alistair Burt (pictured), community and social care minister, announced that the government would consult on changes to legislation to allow all community pharmacies to operate under a ‘hub and spoke’ dispensing model.

    Pharmacy leaders cautious over UK government plans for hub-and-spoke dispensing Subscription

    26 OCT 2015 16:16 By Stephen Robinson

    Government proposals to relax medicines legislation to allow greater use of centralised dispensing – also known as hub and spoke dispensing – have been cautiously welcomed by pharmacy leaders, although they warned it could pose a threat to the existing pharmacy network if the change was not handled carefully.

  • ‘Basic principles of drug discovery and development’ by Benjamin E Blass

    Learning about each stage of drug development Subscription

    23 OCT 2015 13:53 By Emma McConnell

    ‘Basic principles of drug discovery and development’ by Benjamin E Blass.

  • Clinical diplomas, management courses and other advanced learning programmes can improve pharmacists’ knowledge and skills. But juggling work, learning and other responsibilities can be challenging

    How to balance studying with working as a pharmacist Subscription

    23 OCT 2015 13:14 By Ross Ferguson

    Clinical diplomas, management courses and other advanced learning programmes can improve pharmacists’ knowledge and skills. But juggling work, learning and other responsibilities can be challenging — this article provides practical tips and guidance from those who have done it.

  • Taking low dose aspirin daily may increase the chance of conception in women with high levels of inflammatory markers, a study finds. In the image, a woman looks at the results of a pregnancy test

    Low dose aspirin may boost fertility in some women, suggests research Subscription

    22 OCT 2015 16:44 By Ingrid Torjesen

    Taking low dose aspirin daily may increase the chance of conception in women with high levels of inflammatory markers, a US study has found.

  • Pharmacist Helen Jackson (pictured) has been an inspector for the General Pharmaceutical Council

    Why I enjoy inspecting pharmacies for the GPhC Subscription

    16 OCT 2015 13:48 By Helen Jackson

    Inspecting pharmacies for the General Pharmaceutical Council gives Helen Jackson the opportunity to engage the pharmacy team and see services improve.

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