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Issue : PJ February 2015 online

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  • Use of Incivo for HCV/HIV-1 co-infected patients

    6 FEB 2015 9:22

    The summary of product characteristics for Incivo (telaprevir; Janssen-Cilag) now states that HCV/HIV‑1 co‑infected patients should be treated in the same way as HCV mono‑infected patients. Drug interactions need to be carefully taken into account. Further changes to the SPC reflect this addition.

  • Dementia and OTC medicines Subscription

    9 FEB 2015 12:02

    31 January 2015: After research in the United States linked some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to dementia, the Daily Mail asked “if other over-the-counter medicines are as safe as we presume?”.

  • Gastric antral vascular ectasia reported in chronic myeloid leukaemia patients Subscription

    9 FEB 2015 12:09

    The summary of product characteristics for Glivec (imatinib; Novartis) now states that gastric antral vascular ectasia, a rare cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage, has been reported in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia and other diseases. When needed, discontinuation of Glivec treatment may be considered.

  • Sunday 8 March: West Yorkshire Subscription

    12 FEB 2015 11:06

    Local practice forum event, ‘Shaping pharmacy for the future’. Keynote speaker Bruce Warner, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer at NHS England. Holiday Inn Leeds-Brighouse, Clifton Village, Brighouse HD6 4HW. Event 10.30am–4pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Thursday 26 February: West Yorkshire Subscription

    12 FEB 2015 11:07

    Local practice forum event, ‘Setting up a travel clinic — challenges, benefits, training and travel health update’. University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH. Event 7.30pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Tuesday 3 March: West Yorkshire Subscription

    12 FEB 2015 11:07

    Local practice forum (LPF) event, ‘Modern management of psoriasis — a role for community pharmacy?’ Joint West Yorkshire LPF and Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire meeting. Holiday Inn Leeds-Brighouse, Clifton Village, Brighouse HD6 4HW. Event 7.30pm. Book via the RPS website.

  • Scientists have developed a method for using data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to shed light on how central nervous system drugs cause changes in brain activity

    Researchers show how MRI data can help predict drug efficacy Subscription

    12 FEB 2015 17:24 By Andrea Chipman

    Scientists have developed a method for using data from functional magnetic resonance imaging to shed light on how central nervous system drugs cause changes in brain activity.

  • How to dress so you look professional, presentable and approachable in a pharmacy

    Look sharp! How to dress so you look professional, presentable and approachable in a pharmacy Subscription

    13 FEB 2015 15:01 By Saša Jankovic

    Do you need to wear a white coat to be taken seriously? Sasa Jankovic finds out that it is attitude more than appearance that influences customers’ perceptions of you.

  • Tuesday 24 February: Cheshire Subscription

    16 FEB 2015 11:59

    Local practice forum event, ‘Rheumatology’. The Blue Cap, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2DN. Event 8pm, buffet 7.15pm. Booking not essential.

  • Drug driving law change Subscription

    16 FEB 2015 12:01

    10 February 2015: BBC Radio Five Live and BBC Radio London reported on the upcoming change in the law concerning drug driving, which comes into force on 2 March 2015.

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