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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2011

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  • £1 (Keith Wheatley/

    Proposed £1 flat-rate for on-call pharmacists met with union action

    30 SEP 2011 17:04

    Pharmacists from four NHS trusts have called in the support of the PDA Union to help them fight proposed cuts to their on-call service payments.

  • Product information (1 October 2011)

    30 SEP 2011 15:37

    SPC changesLucentis

  • Medicines seized during the operation

    £2m worth of counterfeit medicines seized by UK authorities

    30 SEP 2011 13:44

    Approximately £2m worth of unlicensed and counterfeit medicines have been seized by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and UK law enforcement as part of a week-long crackdown on the illegal sale of medicines online.

  • National Clinical Assessment Service to be hosted by NICE

    30 SEP 2011 13:33

    Hosting of the National Clinical Assessment Service is to be taken over by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.NCAS previously came under the National Patient Safety Agency, which is due to close in early 2012.

  • Support alerts launched by RPS

    30 SEP 2011 13:26

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society members will be able to benefit from email support alerts from tomorrow (1 October 2011).The e-alerts will contain the latest medicines and device alerts, patient safety notices, chief medical officer letters and other important communications concerning patient safety.

  • Smokers could benefit from cytisine

    Low-cost smoking cessation aid cytisine (Tabex) effective, study reveals

    30 SEP 2011 11:56

    Cytisine, a low-cost alternative to nicotine replacement therapies, helps significantly more people quit smoking than placebo, research published online in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals (29 September 2011).

  • CD4 and HAART

    30 SEP 2011 7:23

    Decisions about when to start highly active antiretroviral therapy should be based on patients’ CD4 counts, taking into account the risks and benefits of treatment, research suggests (Archives of Internal Medicine; 26 September 2011). 

  • Biodose BeMAR

    30 SEP 2011 7:16

    Monitored dose systems have taken on new technology with the launch of Biodose BeMAR system for managing medicines in care home and in domiciliary care next week. This gives carers touch-screen access to patients’ information, an image of the medicine prescribed and the time it is due to be administered, as well as an audit trail of medicine administration.

  • Difficult mathematics

    29 SEP 2011 By Prospector

    The largest proof in mathematics, aka the Enormous Theorem, took more than 100 people over 33 years to complete. Michael Aschbacker, an innovator in the abstract field of group theory, finally filled the gaps in the proof’s 15,000 pages of calculations in 2004. He was awarded the Rolf Schock prize in mathematics for his work on the “diabolically difficult” proof.

  • Bottled water or tap?

    29 SEP 2011 By Prospector

    We British consume more than two billion litres of bottled water every year, or 33 litres per person. This might sound a lot, but we drink almost three times as much beer as bottled water and five times as much tea.

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