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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2008

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  • Planning the pharmacy workforce: who are the happy pharmacists? Subscription

    28 NOV 2008 14:45

    In the third of five articles on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s pharmacy workforce survey, David Guest, Ali Budjanovcanin and Patricia Oakley examine the various factors that affect job satisfaction and commitment among pharmacists 

  • Changes are not innovations but replacements in operational behaviour (Tbel/Dreamstime.com)

    The reforms of pharmacy in England are novations and replacements Subscription

    27 NOV 2008 17:50

    Over the years, the Government has pledged to reform the operation of community pharmacies in England. Darrin Baines looks at how some of these changes may not be innovations for community pharmacies, but rather novations or replacements, based on the existing model of practice 

  • Oral drug as effective as IV chemotherapy

    27 NOV 2008 17:13

    AstraZeneca’s anticancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) is as effective as intravenous chemotherapy (docetaxel) at improving overall survival in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, phase III trial results show (Lancet 2008;372:1809).

  • HIV drugs approved for use in NHS Wales

    27 NOV 2008 17:08

    Two HIV medicines are among the drugs approved for use on the NHS in Wales in November 2008.

  • MURs increase 50 per cent

    27 NOV 2008 16:52

    The number of medicines use reviews conducted by community pharmacists in England and Wales in 2007–08 increased by almost 50 per cent from the previous year, according to the NHS information centre.

  • Many unaware of having HIV

    27 NOV 2008 16:50

    An estimated 77,400 people were living with HIV in the UK in 2007 with 28 per cent unaware of their infection, according to Health Protection Agency figures. This compares with a previous estimation of 73,000 for 2006.

  • Stroke and CHD death rates fall

    27 NOV 2008 16:43

    Death rates from stroke and coronary heart disease fell in Scotland during 2007, according to NHS statistics.

  • New UKCPA group will recognise the potential of community pharmacists’ clinical roles

    27 NOV 2008 16:24

    Community pharmacists are to be better recognised for their clinical roles with the inception of a community pharmacy group within the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association, it was revealed at the association’s autumn residential symposium held in Hinckley, Leicestershire, in November 2008.

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    Drug alert: Priadel 400mg prolonged release tablets

    27 NOV 2008 16:18

    An error in the packaging of Priadel 400mg prolonged release tablets distributed since 29 October 2008 has been identified by Sanofi-aventis.

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