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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2018, Vol 301, No 7918

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  • Child vaccination leg

    MMR vaccine coverage in England falls for fourth year in a row

    20 SEP 2018 13:07

    Childhood vaccination coverage declined in 9 of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at ages one, two or five years in 2017/2018, compared with the previous year, according to statistics released by Public Health England.

  • St Johns Wort yellow flower alongside capsules

    Older adults taking herbal remedies alongside prescription medicines at risk of harmful interactions

    26 SEP 2018 10:44 By Julia Robinson

    More than a million older adults in the UK could be at risk of a potential herb–drug or supplement–drug interactions, research shows.

  • Tribute: Barbara Maude Subscription

    27 SEP 2018 10:33 By Ian Maude

    Barbara Maude, a stalwart of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP), has died aged 89 years.

  • Tablet blister packets

    Pharmacist interventions may not improve polypharmacy, study shows

    28 SEP 2018 8:51 By Kirsty Oswald

    There is no clear evidence that pharmaceutical care-based interventions improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people, results of a recent Cochrane Review show.

  • Clarifying comments made about research into the new medicines service Subscription

    28 SEP 2018 11:26

    The opinion piece ‘Let’s be honest about the new medicine service’ (The Pharmaceutical Journal online, 21 August 2018) argues for more research before the new medicine service (NMS) is rolled out to mental health patients; the argument is based partly on statements about perceived weaknesses ...

  • Agar Plate With Discs Showing Bacterial Resistance

    Pharmacists given funding to tackle global antimicrobial resistance

    28 SEP 2018 12:09

    The government will ring fence £1.34m to support UK pharmacists and nurses working to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

  • simon dukes standing next to steve brine

    'Substantive negotiations' on community pharmacy contract still yet to begin

    28 SEP 2018 13:51 By Graham Clews

    “Substantive negotiations” on a new community pharmacy contract are yet to start, Simon Dukes told delegates attending the Local Pharmaceutical Committees conference.

  • Deaths: Gordon Minto Hourston

    28 SEP 2018 14:15

    On 18 September 2018, Sir Gordon Minto Hourston FRPharmS, aged 84 years, of Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Sir Gordon registered with the Society in 1957. In 1958 he joined Boots, rising to become director of retail staff in 1978. In 1981 he was appointed to the company’s main board as director of staff, and from 1988 until his retirement in 1995, he was Boots’s chair and managing director. Between 1991 and 1995, he was also director of the Company Chemists’ Association.

  • Deaths: James Longstaff

    28 SEP 2018 15:35

    On 22 September 2018, James Longstaff MRPharmS, aged 93 years, of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Mr Longstaff registered with the Society in 1947.

  • Deaths: James Buchanan

    28 SEP 2018 15:50

    On 13 September 2018, James Buchanan MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Basingstoke. Mr Buchanan registered with the Society in 1958. Mr Buchanan was a former non-executive director of the Unichem board.

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