Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: June 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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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