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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2016, Vol 297, No 7896

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  • MHRA offices in central London

    Patients lack knowledge on how to report adverse drug reactions

    25 NOV 2016 11:43

    A lack of awareness about reporting systems for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and confusion about how they work are preventing patients from informing medicines safety regulators when something goes wrong, according to research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

  • NHS signage

    Spending on medicines rises by 8% in England

    25 NOV 2016 11:39

    NHS spending on drugs in England increased by 8% to £16.8bn in 2015–2016 from £15.5bn in 2014–2015, which was largely driven by spending on medicines by hospitals, a report by NHS Digital shows.

  • New Society Fellows Subscription

    24 NOV 2016 16:10

    The Panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s regulations has designated the following 22 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy: Darren Mark Ashcroft Anne-Marie Bailey Jill Louise Bloom Paul Damian Child Judith Helen Cope Michael Anthony Culshaw Philip Hadrian Dean Viral Vinodrai Doshi Roger Joseph Fernandes Ruth ...

  • Deaths: Andrew Beardsley Subscription

    24 NOV 2016 16:07

    On 25 October 2016, Andrew Beardsley, aged 66, of Beeston, Nottingham. Mr Beardsley registered with the Society in 1973 and left in 2011.

  • Philip Hammond holding the autumn statement outside Downing Street

    No new money for health in autumn statement

    24 NOV 2016 12:00

    There was no new money for the NHS or social care announced in the autumn statement on 23 November 2016, despite warnings from the NHS and local government that services are at breaking point and evidence that a crisis in social services is heightening pressure on an already overburdened NHS.

  • Identifying patients with testosterone deficiency in community pharmacy Subscription

    24 NOV 2016 11:04 By Sid Dajani

    Addressing men’s health is always an ongoing conundrum and not just limited to “Movember”. Beyond just addressing this health issue, it is also about saving valuable NHS resources, keeping families together for longer, reducing economic loss and improving health equality.

  • Celesio headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany

    Celesio income fell 36% in first six months of financial year

    23 NOV 2016 17:02
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    UK government cuts to prescription reimbursement and the falling value of the pound have contributed to a fall in profit for the Celesio Group for the first six months of this financial year, the company says.

  • Close up of older woman

    FDA approves treatment for postmenopausal sexual dysfunction

    23 NOV 2016 14:09

    The US Food and Drug Administration has approved dehydroepiandrosterone for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.

  • A close up of the star-shaped long-lasting drug device

    Researchers create star-shaped device that can deliver drug dose over two weeks

    23 NOV 2016 14:02 By Kirsty Oswald

    US researchers have developed a star-shaped long-lasting drug device that resides in the stomach and can deliver a controlled drug dose over a period of up to two weeks.

  • Busy pharmacy counter

    Volume of prescriptions dispensed up 1.7% while number of pharmacies remains steady

    22 NOV 2016 12:35 By Ingrid Torjesen

    The number of prescriptions dispensed in England by community pharmacies increased by 1.7% in 2015–2016, while the number of pharmacies stayed relatively steady, figures from NHS Digital show.

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