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Bill Scott

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Scottish Government

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  • Tribute: Graham Calder

    21 SEP 2018

    Standing on the shoulders of giants is a well known concept when discussing the advancement of professional services through building on the pioneering work of others. Sadly one of the giants of pharmacy, Graham Calder, died on 28 August 2018. Graham was a true visionary who played a leading role in the in the foundation of clinical pharmacy in the UK. His boundless energy, piercing analytical mind and astonishing knowledge placed him in an ideal position to address how to better utili

  • Tribute to Peter Noyce Subscription

    30 JUN 2017

    “Of all the possessions a friend is the most precious” — Herodotus. Anyone who was a friend of Professor Peter Noyce would readily agree that Peter was indeed a most precious friend. He was always there for you in your time of need, was non-judgemental, gave very sound advice and counsel, and was great company with a dry sense of wit and good humour. His achievements in the pharmaceutical profession are legendary and his influence throughout the pharmacy world was a major factor in dev

  • A matter of concernSubscription

    PJ, 3 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7808

    The decision of several pharmacy chains and some community pharmacies to start selling and promoting e-cigarettes is a matter of concern. The General Pharmaceutical Council’s standards make it clear that the health, safety and well-being of patients must be the first concern for pharmacy owners and superintendent pharmacists when deciding which products and services to supply in a pharmacy. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must also take this into account when giving advice and inf

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