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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, online

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  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    21 SEP 2018 15:34 By Howard McNulty

    Graham was a man of vision with the ability to communicate and implement many of his ideas. I first met him in 1975, when he was deputy chief pharmacist in London and on the appointment panel for a new regional drug information role in the South West. He took great interest in the development of the then UK-wide drug information network, as he saw it as crucial to developing the pharmacist clinical role outside the dispensary. He was very much a mentor to many of us — especially a number ...

  • Someone using mobile phone

    Mobile apps could offer cheap route to FMD compliance Subscription

    21 SEP 2018 14:01

    Smartphones or tablet devices could be used by pharmacists instead of scanners to implement the Falsified Medicines Directive, manufacturers have claimed.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    21 SEP 2018 10:59 By Bill Scott

    Standing on the shoulders of giants is a well known concept when discussing the advancement of professional services through building on the pioneering work of others. Sadly one of the giants of pharmacy, Graham Calder, died on 28 August 2018.

  • Deaths: Adrian Thomas

    21 SEP 2018 10:54

    On 25 August 2018, Adrian Thomas FRPharmS, aged 77 years, of Comberton, Cambridgeshire. Dr Thomas registered with the Society in 1964 and was conferred Fellowship in 2010.

  • Boots store logo

    Talks between Boots and PDA Union end without agreement Subscription

    20 SEP 2018 14:24 By Julia Robinson

    Talks between Boots and the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union over the future representation of Boots pharmacists have ended without agreement.

  • Amazon package in letterbox

    Majority of US consumers would be willing to buy prescription drugs through Amazon

    20 SEP 2018 13:08

    Over 70% of Amazon customers in the United States would be willing to buy prescription drugs through the online retailer, according to the results of a survey carried out by Deutsche Bank. 

  • A stack of British National Formulary books in various colours

    Double win for BNF app at the British Interactive Media Awards

    20 SEP 2018 13:05 By Corrinne Burns

    The British National Formulary app, launched by Pharmaceutical Press in July 2017, has won two prizes at the 2018 British Interactive Media Awards.

  • Vaughan Gething, secretary for health and social services in Wales

    New pay deal for NHS staff in Wales 'goes beyond' deal for England

    19 SEP 2018 16:28

    NHS staff in Wales are set to benefit from a new pay deal over the next three years which is set to match, if not go beyond, the pay deal for England, according to the Welsh government.

  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    19 SEP 2018 15:44 By Rose Marie Parr

    I first knew of Graham as the former Scottish government chief pharmaceutical officer and then as the chair of Post Qualification Education Board (PQEB) for Scotland. By this time, Graham’s long experience and wisdom in pharmacy and in the development of pharmaceutical care was already widely known and respected, both in the UK and indeed internationally. Graham was a natural leader and one of the pioneers in pharmacy, and such an important cornerstone in the development of clinical ...

  • Deaths: Graham Calder

    19 SEP 2018 15:39

    On 28 August 2018, Graham Calder FRPharmS, aged 85 years, of Charlestown Fife, near Limekilns. Professor Calder registered with the Society in 1957 and was conferred Fellowship in 1977.

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