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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: June 2012

Beware the easyTroll

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 27 Jun 2012

After easyJet, easyCruise, easyBus, easyCar and easyHotel, is Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easyGroup now moving into pharmaceuticals? I began to wonder after a friend told me that he could not remember the name of his cholesterol-lowering drug, except that it began with “easy”.  I was puzzled until I realised that he was trying to recall “easyTroll” — ie, Ezetrol (ezetimibe).

Bashing the balsam

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 27 Jun 2012

With other volunteers I recently spent a day “balsam-bashing” in a local nature reserve. We were trying to control the invasive Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera).

Kitchen hygiene — a cutting question

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 27 Jun 2012

Do you use a plastic chopping board in your kitchen in the belief that it is more hygienic than a wooden board? Well, think again.

Olympic and Paralympic uniform

Posted by: Sunita GillSun, 24 Jun 2012


Tale of the green fairy

Posted by: Prospector PJTue, 19 Jun 2012

Newton’s £10m saving

Posted by: Prospector PJTue, 19 Jun 2012

Sir Isaac Newton may be most famous for his theory of gravity, but during his 30-year tenure as Master of the Royal Mint the great scientist also saved the UK economy the equivalent of about £10m, according to a recent article in New Scientist.

Founding father of computer science

Posted by: Prospector PJTue, 19 Jun 2012

400 years of the Olimpicks

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 13 Jun 2012

By the time you read this page, the 2012 Olimpick Games will probably be over. The official opening was scheduled for 7.30pm on Friday 1 June and the event was due to end with a torchlit procession at 10.10pm that night. Between those times, contestants were set to engage in a range of traditional athletic pursuits such as tug-of-war and shin-kicking.

Domestic dog genetics

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 13 Jun 2012

It may seem surprising, given the huge diversity in size, shape and appearance of the domesticated dog (Canis familiaris), that it is only 15,000 years since mankind began domesticating wild wolves.

Sickle cell awareness

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 13 Jun 2012

Unusual properties of the medlar tree

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 13 Jun 2012

Sporty Spice: Olympic gamesmaker news hot off the press

Posted by: Nausheen KhanTue, 5 Jun 2012

My journey to becoming a Games Maker began almost two years ago! At the time it seemed a far fetched dream and now I am only weeks away from the reality..   

Unintellyjent, indyjestible distortion

Posted by: Didapper PJFri, 1 Jun 2012

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