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Issue : PJ February 2015 online

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?”.

  • 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.

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