Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
Ever tried to read the DrugTariff? It's mind-numbingly boring withits lists of numbers, confusing sections and pages that helpfully inform you are"intentionally left blank". All thishides the fact that its content has an unrivalled impact on how pharmacy ispracticed.
The pharmacist had to deal with the issue of a baby withsuspected meningitis who was due to start a medicine which is only allowed tobe administered from 41 weeks. The medical notes stated that the baby was termwhich is anything from 38 weeks. It was therefore important for the pharmacistto check how old the baby actually was in weeks to determine whether it could
There are currently concerns overthe number of pharmacists and their increasing workload. I've pulled together a few numbers which mighthelp inform the debate.
University is expensive. The numbers scream that fact. Atypical pharmacy student will borrow £36k in tuition fee loans and at least £14kin maintenance loans, totalling a scary £50k. Add another (roughly) £10k if they complete the 5-year course. It's good then that, for the vast majority,these numbers are meaningless. You could
DISCLAIMER: Although I wish I was, I do not stand to gain anything from Karin Herzog UK. Fans of Ben Goldacre may be pleased to know that this blog contains a healthy dose of scepticism. Additionally, I have only scraped the surface in the debate.There are probably many things that mymum and the Duchess of Cambridge have in common (such as a fondness for acertain Prince!). But one that I recently discovered was her promotion of KarinHerzog.
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You would not be hailed as thenext Nostradamus for predicting the current state of the pharmacy jobmarket. It's an inevitable consequenceof a more than doubling of the number of schools of pharmacy within the lastdecade. A stagnating economy andausterity healthcare budget don't help.
Admit it. For all the paperwork they harassed you with,you'll miss your PCT, even if only because you knew what you were getting. It's too late to send your farewell card -today they are gone.
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Pharmacists dispensed £270million worth of happiness in2011, with 1 in every 20 items dispensed being an antidepressant. It worries me a little.
As it is very rare to find medicines specifically made forneonates there is often a lot of wastage. The pharmacist I was with remarkedthat if someone set up a company specialising in neonatal medicines they wouldmake a fortune! Another issue when administering medicines to neonates is thetaste and texture of oral formulations because if a medicine tastes unpleasant