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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: August 2014

Iron supplements in nano form may be gentler on the gut

Posted by: Pamela MasonTue, 19 Aug 2014

A recently published UK study in the journal Nanomedicine indicates that iron supplements in nanoparticle form might have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than currently available preparations

Could insects be a superfood of the future?

Posted by: Pamela MasonTue, 19 Aug 2014

Would you consider a diet of insects?

A futile endeavour?

Posted by: Andrew HaynesMon, 18 Aug 2014

Andrew Haynes is frustrated with the amount of pharmacy-related errors in television programmes, films, newspapers and books

Captain Cook — food poisoning victim

Posted by: Andrew HaynesMon, 18 Aug 2014

After consuming a small amount of a type of pufferfish, Captain James Cook recorded how he felt having ingested tetrodotoxin

Components from renewable resources

Posted by: Roger PooleMon, 18 Aug 2014

Developing viable alternatives from renewable sources is a priority and recent reports of a partnership between the Ford Motor Company and Heinz to use waste tomato material gives us an idea of what might happen in the future

New use for old drug

Posted by: Roger PooleMon, 18 Aug 2014

Roger Poole describes how neostigmine, administered as a nasal spray, can help save the lives of snakebite victims

Stories brought vividly to life in war exhibition

Posted by: Graeme SmithWed, 13 Aug 2014

Graeme Smith visits the First World War Galleries at the recently reopened Imperial War Museum in London and finds there is plenty of interest to pharmacists and healthcare professionals.

Remembering Martha

Posted by: Andrew HaynesTue, 5 Aug 2014

Monday 1 September 2014 is the centenary of the death of a lonesome pigeon called Martha. Who cares about bloody pigeons, you may ask. Disease-carrying vermin, aren’t they? But Martha was no ordinary pigeon…

Arsenic and modern medicine

Posted by: Andrew HaynesTue, 5 Aug 2014

Andrew Haynes describes how arsphenamine, “the magic bullet”, was discovered

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