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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, March 2018, Vol 300, No 7911

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  • Deaths: Robert Hill Subscription

    16 MAR 2018 15:00

    On 28 February 2018, Robert Hill, aged 99 years, of Newcastle upon Tyne. Mr Hill registered with the Society in 1940 and left in 2006. During his period of membership Mr Hill was conferred with Fellowship of the Society.

  • Tribute: Bryan Holroyd Hartley Subscription

    16 MAR 2018 14:59 By K. John Ayling

    I first met Bryan some 50 years ago. We both joined Wyeth after each working for a couple of other companies. Bryan was with product development, based at the company headquarters in Taplow, and I looked after sterile production at the Havant factory. Bryan specialised in tablet production, and was busy getting us up to standard for the upcoming Medicines Act of 1968.

  • Frances (Fanny) Elizabeth Potter, first woman to qualify for registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

    Frances (Fanny) Elizabeth Potter

    16 MAR 2018 14:58

    Women have always been involved in the production and administration of medicines.

  • Opposing faces, good versus bad, nocebo effect illustration

    Nocebo: the placebo effect’s evil twin Subscription

    15 MAR 2018 15:26 By Rachel Brazil

    The little-known nocebo effect, where negative expectations about treatment lead to side effects, can have a huge impact on clinical outcomes. It is important that healthcare professionals are aware of the nocebo effect and talk to patients about their medicines in a balanced way so as to try to minimise it.

  • Excellence concept, nine stars stamp

    Enhancing pharmacy services across NHS Scotland Subscription

    15 MAR 2018 14:19 By Rose Marie Parr

    Chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Rose Marie Parr provides an overview of the nine commitments for improving pharmaceutical care in NHS Scotland and making it an integral part of evolving NHS services.

  • National pharmacy board elections 2018 Subscription

    15 MAR 2018 9:59

    Members are reminded that the deadline for nominations to the national pharmacy boards is noon on 5 April 2018 and the deadline for updating voting preferences is 17:00 on 6 April 2018.

  • Mike Dent, PSNC director of pharmacy funding

    Pharmacies under 'enormous pressure' because of generic drugs, says PSNC Subscription

    14 MAR 2018 13:43 By Graham Clews

    Ongoing supply and price issues with generic drugs are putting pressure on community pharmacy contractors, the PSNC says.

  • Shattering glass ceiling concept

    From the shop floor to the glass ceiling Subscription

    13 MAR 2018 16:32 By Saša Jankovic, Angela Kam
    Comments (3)

    The significance of gender inequality in pharmacy and its potential impact on the careers of female pharmacists.

  • Close-up of woman's hand holding pills

    Stroke survivors need more support with taking medicines, survey finds Subscription

    13 MAR 2018 16:28 By Kirsty Oswald

    A survey of stroke survivors in London and the East of England has found that one-in-ten say they need more help with taking their medications.

  • SEM of salivary gland tissue

    Dry mouth: advice and management Subscription

    13 MAR 2018 15:43 By Anwar R Tappuni, Nairn Wilson
    Comments (1)

    Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a common condition caused by a range of factors including smoking, the side effects of xerogenic medicines and by autoimmune diseases, such as Sjögren’s syndrome. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs, symptoms, aetiology and management, including the use of salivary stimulants and substitutes, for dry mouth.

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