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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2010

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  • Special interest pharmacists

    Put your special interest into practice Subscription

    30 SEP 2010 17:13

    Handfuls of pharmacists with a special interest have started to emerge across England to take on enhanced services. Could you join their ranks? Trudy Thomas and Sally Greensmith describe developments in the south east, some of which have been supported by a course from Medway School of Pharmacy, Kent 

  • Professional judgement

    Exploring professional judgement Subscription

    30 SEP 2010 16:55

    By Wing Tang

  • Monitoring hypertension: how and why Subscription

    30 SEP 2010
    Comments (1)

    How many of your patients know their last blood pressure measurement? And for the few who do, what are the important numbers?

  • Make sure your advice is appropriate Subscription

    30 SEP 2010

    The following scenario (a non-dispensing safety incident) is part of a series by Margaret Stone and Tim Harrison, applying the principles of risk management discussed in a Learning & development article (PJ, 18 September 2010, p305–7) 

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    Drug alert: shelf life on batches of parallel import Erythroped A

    30 SEP 2010 15:06

    Packaging of certain batches of Erythroped A (erythromycin) tablets 500mg display a five-year shelf life instead of the correct shelf life of two years.A Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency class 4 drug alert issued today (30 September 2010) explained the cause as a manufacturing error at source.

  • Library information skills webinar (6 October 2010)

    30 SEP 2010 14:25

    On Wednesday 6 October 2010 from 7 to 7.30pm, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s library is hosting an information skills webinar.

  • Medicines, ethics and practice | October 2010 amendments Subscription

    30 SEP 2010

    Each month, The Journal updates the guidance onthe legal status of medicines published in the 34th edition (July 2010)of ‘Medicines, ethics and practice: a guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians’.The amendments are given in bold type when added to the list and repeated each month in light type.

  • Snail trail tale

    30 SEP 2010 By Hourglass

    Most female snails excrete a substance in their mucous trails that enables males to follow them in order to find a partner for mating. However, scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle (Littorina saxatilis) have stopped labelling their mucous trails, thereby concealing their gender identity.

  • Evidence of tetracycline use in ancient Nubia

    30 SEP 2010 By Hourglass

    Associating the use of antibiotics primarily with modern medicine, I was intrigued to read a newspaper article which suggested that one of the ancient populations of Nubia had regularly consumed tetracycline, most likely imbibing it in their beer.

  • A newly discovered natural red pigment

    30 SEP 2010 By Hourglass

    Having an interest in unusual fruits, I recently spotted some research about fruits from the Basella alba plant that could provide a new source of natural colour and antioxidants.

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