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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: October 2014

Phantom pharmacist returns to scene of his error

Posted by: Roger PoolePJ, 1 November 2014, Vol 293, No 7834

Roger Poole tells the spooky story of the pharmacist who hanged himself after accidentally poisoning his apprentice.

Can small changes in the food environment encourage healthier eating?

Posted by: Pamela MasonMon, 27 Oct 2014

Pam Mason describes a study that suggests slim diners have different eating habits to heavier diners.

Roman gladiators knew the value of calcium

Posted by: Pamela MasonMon, 27 Oct 2014

A study of Roman gladiators’ bones indicated that they had higher levels of calcium in their diet than individuals in the normal population.

Pharmacy is striding forwards

Posted by: Sandra GidleyMon, 20 Oct 2014

Sandra Gidley reports on the discussions she led at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference.

Finger snap silenced by Ebola

Posted by: Roger PooleTue, 14 Oct 2014

People in Liberia have been advised not to shake hands in the traditional manner because of fears that this may spread the Ebola virus, writes Roger Poole.

Commemorating a compassionate man

Posted by: Andrew HaynesTue, 14 Oct 2014

Until 4 January 2015, you can see temporary exhibition about the UK's first children's charity at the Foundling Museum in London’s Brunswick Square.

A pioneer in the development of aspirin

Posted by: Andrew HaynesTue, 14 Oct 2014

Andrew Haynes describes the first rudimentary clinical trial of aspirin.

Aids ‘family tree’ traced back to Kinshasa

Posted by: Steven BremerTue, 14 Oct 2014

New research has traced the origin of the Aids pandemic back to 1920s Kinshasha, where a “perfect storm” of rapid population growth, a roaring sex trade, and good railway transport facilitated the spread of the HIV virus.

The legacy of Eli Lilly

Posted by: Steven BremerTue, 14 Oct 2014

Pharmaceutical scientist Eli Lilly had more of an impact on pharmacy than you might think, writes Steve Bremer.

James Prescott Joule – brewer and amateur pharmacist

Posted by: David WalshTue, 14 Oct 2014

Joule is famous for his research into electricity and thermodynamics. David Walsh describes Joule’s work.

Chokeberry – a new wonder food?

Posted by: David WalshTue, 14 Oct 2014

David Walsh describes the possible health benefits of the chokeberry.

Flying the flag for pharmacy

Posted by: Aileen BrysonWed, 8 Oct 2014

Aileen Bryson, policy and practice lead for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland, highlighted the services provided by pharmacists at the Labour Party Conference

How do the Conservatives view pharmacy?

Posted by: Sibby BuckleFri, 3 Oct 2014

Sibby Buckle shares her thoughts from the Conservative Party conference

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