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Malcolm Brown

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  • Healthy living advice for elderly patientsSubscription

    25 APR 2016

    Pharmacists, particularly community pharmacists, have much contact with the public, especially older people. I have read the book ‘Sod Seventy!’ by the senior medical figure Sir Muir Gray. SAGA magazine publicised his advice in January 2016. I suggest that pharmacists consider sharing with appropriate patients my take on the guidance from Sir Muir. After checking with your GP, take sufficient exercise at least three times a week. Walk 30 minutes a day if possible. Try using dumbbells.

  • We need more industry QPsSubscription

    27 AUG 2015

    The demand for Qualified Persons (QPs) is growing. More QPs are retiring than are qualifying. Before retiring, my colourful portfolio as a QP included assessing the quality of medicines for Atlantic salmon, sheep, goats and rabbits, and investigational medicinal products. Specialised training, experience and accreditation by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) or the Veterinary Medicines Directorate are required for those who wish to become a QP, but i

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