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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2012

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  • Wind-wasted windmills

    3 OCT 2012 By Didapper

    Twenty-five years ago, on the night of 15 October 1987, southern England was hit by a storm more severe than any since the Great Storm of 1703. Winds felled 15 million trees, brought down power lines and damaged numerous buildings. Eighteen people were killed. Clean-up costs totalled some £2bn. 

  • Safety first button (Nasir1164/Dreamstime.com)

    Widely backed safety charter supports voicing of concerns Subscription

    19 OCT 2012 12:46

    Individuals must be able to raise concerns relating to health and social care in a just, open and transparent environment, according to the "Speaking up" charter signed by 28 healthcare organisations, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Woman with dementia (Constantin Opris/Dreamstime.com)

    When HRT started might affect Alzheimer's risk Subscription

    25 OCT 2012 13:46

    Timing could be key to the impact hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has on the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to an analysis published in Neurology (2012;79:1846).

  • What the boards are doing Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 10:03

    The Journal

  • What can be done to treat menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients? Subscription

    1 OCT 2012 By Nuttan Tanna

    Around 80 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50 years of age so many are likely to be menopausal. Many will have the classic vasomotor symptoms of hot flushes and sweats (see Panel 1) and may already be on hormone replacement therapy to help ...

  • Warning for pharmacist who worked while not registered Subscription

    15 OCT 2012 14:22

    Continuing to practise while not actually registered as a pharmacist has resulted in a warning being handed to a pharmacist by the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Warning for pharmacist after “a broad range of shortcomings” Subscription

    24 OCT 2012 10:58

    A number of irregularities, including a dispensing error, have led to a pharmacist being handed a warning as to his conduct by the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Pharmacist with patient at home (Brankatekic/Dreamstime.com)

    Wandsworth council funds home visit MURs Subscription

    4 OCT 2012 12:59

    Community pharmacists in south west London are being invited to take part in a £100,000 medicines use review (MUR) home visit scheme targeting patients with long-term conditions.

  • Views on the new medicine service Subscription

    24 OCT 2012 10:00

    Michael Wilcock and colleagues have surveyed community pharmacists in Cornwall to find out what they think about the new medicine service

  • Victorian heroine of tropical medicine

    10 OCT 2012 By Hourglass

    I have always enjoyed reading about Victorian women who dared to move beyond the confines of their day, so the 150th anniversary of the birth of African explorer Mary Kingsley, which is on 13 October, attracted my attention immediately.

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