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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2009

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  • Methadrone

    30 NOV 2009

    Does anyone have any info on this new recreational drug? I heard it mentioned on the Today programme this morning (Monday), but when I Googled it, there were a lot of "head" sites coming up. I believe it related to methyl catinone from the Khat plant. From the report it would seem to combine LSD with cocaine, and seems to be present in a garden fertiliser!!

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Candidates announced for election to RPSGB national pharmacy boards

    27 NOV 2009 15:49

    The names of 38 candidates seeking election to the English NationalBoard of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have been announced, alongwith seven candidates for the Scottish National Board and 14 for theWelsh National Board.

  • Thirty-eight pharmacists compete for English Pharmacy Board seats

    27 NOV 2009 15:40

    Thirty-eight candidates have put themselves forwards for election to the Royal PharmaceuticalSociety's English Pharmacy Board from February 2010.They are:

  • Prescription being scanned in a pharmacy

    Cost implications of EPS will be accounted for Subscription

    27 NOV 2009 15:15

    Costs associated with the running of the electronic prescription service (EPS) will be accounted for in the future, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has confirmed, following a meeting with the Department of Health.

  • Welsh Pharmacy Board 2010 candidates announced

    27 NOV 2009 14:17

    Fourteen candidates for election to its Welsh Pharmacy Board next year have been announced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Two other candidates have been declared elected because there is no contest over their seats.The candidates going in to the election are:

  • No contest for some Scottish Pharmacy Board seats

    27 NOV 2009 13:03

    Five candidates in the election to the Royal PharmaceuticalSociety's Scottish Pharmacy Board from February 2010 have been declared elected unopposed because there arefewer candidates than seats available.The candidiates for the remaining seats are:

  • Registered Technician November 2009

    26 NOV 2009 9:50

    Registered Technician, November 2009, covered the following topics:

  • Quartz crystals are forever

    25 NOV 2009 By Merlin

    Merlin’s collection of geological specimens includes some quartz crystals and a small geode of amethyst. Quartz crystals can be made to vibrate at specific frequencies, and this property is used in accurate time keeping. The watch on your wrist is likely to contain a quartz crystal.

  • Why clockwise, not widdershins?

    25 NOV 2009 By Merlin

    Recently, Merlin took the opportunity to visit the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, Northumberland. One of the great attractions of this museum is its splendid pair of Canalettos, showing scenes on the Grand Canal in Venice in the 1730s.

  • No to vaccines, yes to woolly long-johns

    25 NOV 2009 By Merlin

    The refusal of many parents to accept vaccination for their children is an interesting sociological phenomenon as well as a source of great concern to the health services.

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