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Monty Goldin

M. Goldin, MRPharmS

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  • Treating diabetes patients requires more than drugsSubscription

    10 DEC 2015

    Pharmacists must realise that type 2 diabetes is not just about glycaemic control. There is more to treating and preventing the condition than throwing pills at patients. Each branch of medicine is now involved in treating type 2 diabetes, including dietitians, dermatologists, podiatrists and even psychiatrists. Do we know the psycho-socioeconomic status of our diabetes patients? Do we understand the ominous octet and the mechanism of gluconeogenesis? It seems we have a lot to learn to treat

  • The NHS is a customer, not something to saveSubscription

    3 FEB 2015

    Contrary to Graham Phillips’s view (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:116), I do not believe community pharmacy is going to save the NHS. The NHS is a customer. It buys services from community pharmacies which are businesses operating purely for profit. Ask the multiples, supermarkets and the merchant class that control vast areas

  • E-cigarettes in pharmaciesSubscription

    24 OCT 2014Comments (1)

    I attended this year’s Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5–6 October 2014 and saw a large number of exhibitors flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. How can pharmacists encourage patients to give up smoking while at the same time promote the sale of e-cigarettes? My local Boots pharmacy has a display stand of e-cigarettes right next to the dispensary and this con

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