Tomorrow's pharmacist blog
Working with some of the most brilliant minds in the field of solid oral dosage forms has really had a great impact on me. Their seemingly endless knowledge, determination and hardworking nature have increased my aspirations of a future career in this type of industrial environment. With the attrition rate of novel compounds ever increasing, the industry seems to be fighting an uphill battle. Despite this, it is exceptionally clear, just how driven each individual is, with this gritty ...
My name appeared on the GPhC register on the 1stof September. This date will always hold a special meaning to me as itsignifies the beginning of my career as a pharmacist. I feel extremely proud ofwhat I have achieved after five years of studying.
I checked my first item as a pharmacist last week. Itwas a prescription of paracetamol suspensionfor a one year old child. I remember a tutor telling some students that you'llalways remember checking your first item, then she rolled off what hers was. Iremember thinking how peculiar that was. Is it the fact that as pharmacists we
Many peers have asked me the same question over the past few years: why do you want to work in the pharmaceutical industry? This was often the natural response, after those around me discovered the summer placement and eventually pre-reg training I was to complete.
When reading about the use of hyaluronic acid in osteoarthritis, I started to look into hyaluronan and found that it is normally present in synovial fluid and is a component of the extracellular matrix. It has a significant role in cell proliferation and migration. Immediately, this links in my brain to cancer biology and the potential role in malignancy.
On a hospital summer placement I spent time in the hospital’sMedicines Information Office. This was a regional centre where they had to becareful not to take calls from outside of the region which required a goodknowledge of regional geography. The particular centre I visited receivedapproximately 200 inquiries a month and was open to members of the public, GPs,