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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2008

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  • PJ letters (29 November 2008) Subscription

    28 NOV 2008 22:19
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    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 29 November 2008 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (60K).

  • Gathering momentum Subscription

    28 NOV 2008 18:53

    It has arrived, on time and in good working order. The prospectus for the new professional body has now been distributed to members and many other interested parties on behalf of the Transitional Committee, and comments on it are invited up until 9 January 2009.

  • Prospectus for new professional body

    Transcom’s vision for the new body

    28 NOV 2008 18:38

    The Transitional Committee has published its prospectus for the new professional body for pharmacy. Debbie Andalo describes its highlights 

  • GPhC: overcoming the iceberg effect Subscription

    28 NOV 2008 18:22

    There is an iceberg effect around the regulation of healthcare professionals: it is the disciplinary activities of regulation which generally excite interest and generate news, yet these concentrate retrospectively on only a small minority of practitioners.

  • APRIL 2008: Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link conference (reports)

    28 NOV 2008 18:08

    Not all healthcare professionals are as informed about side effects as they could be. At a conference on adverse psychiatric reactions the underlying message was that greater awareness, in both healthcare professionals and patients, about drug side effects is needed. Lin-Nam Wang reportsBeware of how side effects are masked

  • Pharmacy education (meeting reports)

    28 NOV 2008 16:52

    The impact of the White Paper’s recommendations for pharmacy educationin England formed the core of a recent joint one day symposium held bythe Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Royal PharmaceuticalSociety. Chris Cairns reports

  • White Paper event ranges far and wide

    28 NOV 2008 15:53

    An interactive day explored how key proposals in the Pharmacy White Paper can be turned into local actions. Leila Taheri reports 

  • Antibiotic resistance and usage: a global problem that all must tackle

    28 NOV 2008 15:41

    Who should take responsibility for ensuring antibiotics are correctly used, and how can we educate users and prescribers? Nicola Cree reports 

  • Consultation has opened for the POM to P switch of tamsulosin

    Consultation opens on tamsulosin POM to P switch

    28 NOV 2008 15:15

    Consultation has opened to reclassify the alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist tamsulosin from a prescription-only to a pharmacy medicine.

  • Being told what a medicine is for is patients' top priority

    28 NOV 2008 15:07

    Being told what a medicine is for is the top priority for patients when being prescribed a medicine. This was one of the findings of research published by the Scottish Government earlier this week (26 November 2008).

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