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Tomorrow's pharmacist blog

Recent news story

Posted by: Sophie KhatibTue, 18 Dec 2012

So, apparently a few pharmacists have been selling POMs and CDs over the counter with sildenafil, diazepam and morphine liquid being amongst them. 

Self Directed Time Management

Posted by: Brendan FraserMon, 17 Dec 2012

Time management is important as a pre-reg. I am actually finding it more difficult than I expected. It isn’t necessarily about the lack of time; it’s more how I spend it. 

Should pharmacists be on the counter?

Posted by: Sophie KhatibSat, 15 Dec 2012

After spending about 12 years in community pharmacy, it’s safe to say I have seen a lot of transactions between counter staff and customers.  But are these always 100% safe and effective?

New thinking

Posted by: Sophie KhatibThu, 13 Dec 2012

After revising my lectures, in which we covered the immune system, I started to think....If our immune system has the ability to recognise cancer cells, due to them displaying a signal that they have been transformed, could we use them to help treat certain cancers?

Text and Adhere!

Posted by: Brendan FraserThu, 6 Dec 2012

Pre-registration diversity

Posted by: Sara ValenteThu, 6 Dec 2012

Bad Pharma: pharmacists’ role

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyWed, 5 Dec 2012

The pharmaceutical industry createsproducts that help people live longer and better lives. So why is it hated? How have the companies it compromises destroyedthe goodwill?

A new role for macrophages?

Posted by: Sophie KhatibTue, 4 Dec 2012

I have just stumbled across an article, purely by typing the wrong thing into google. I put it down to fate! I found some fascinating research that I hope interests one or two of you as well as me!It turns out that our immune system, specifically leukocytes, have a huge role in metabolic disease and are intrinsically linked with obesity. 

Are we getting the most out of our patients?

Posted by: Sophie KhatibSun, 2 Dec 2012

Yes, you read it right – are we getting the most out of our patients, or more accurately are patients getting the most out of other patients?Let me explain myself!

Regenerative medicine

Posted by: Sophie KhatibMon, 26 Nov 2012

What a weekend!  I have just got back from the BPSA conference and the focus of today was ‘Science into practice’.  Something that I am really interested in, as you can probably tell from my other blogs!

Sophie the scientist

Posted by: Sophie KhatibFri, 23 Nov 2012

I never thought I was very good at science – it always posed more questions than it answered and was very complicated with lots of work to learn for exams.  Since I started Uni, I realised that learning was SO much more than passing exams.

The Role of a Pharmacist

Posted by: Brendan FraserTue, 20 Nov 2012

This is funny to admit at this stage of my pre-registration year, but I do not fully understand the role of a pharmacist. Those of you who read my blogs may be thinking – “why?” Surely after four years at university and four months of pre-registration training I should understand the role of the pharmacist. But the truth is I don’t, and here’s why.

Do people really know what we do?

Posted by: Emily HardakerMon, 19 Nov 2012

Recently when I was wasting time on the internet, I stumbled across an article on the Times Higher Education website. It was written by one Kevin Smith of the University of Abertay Dundee about another article discussing the increasing numbers of students studying pharmacy in the UK.

Patient notes

Posted by: Sophie KhatibSun, 18 Nov 2012

BPSA conference: Pennine area

Posted by: Sara ValenteSun, 18 Nov 2012

The Pennine area BPSA conference took place this Saturday (17thNovember) at Manchester University, which boasted a sold out event with topspeakers. Annie Sellers – a fourth year pharmacy student at Manchester University –

Older people and lots of pharmacy

Posted by: Ayla AtalarFri, 16 Nov 2012

Edible deodorant

Posted by: Sara ValenteThu, 15 Nov 2012

A Daily Mail article was brought to my attention about a newdeodorant that is being marketed by Deo Perfume but instead of applying it to yourarmpits, you eat it! The scientific rationale behind the new candy is that it

Pre-registration training: a week in the life part 1.

Posted by: Connie PringleWed, 14 Nov 2012

Any attempt I make to describe aweek in the life of a hospital pre-reg promotes the conclusion that there is no‘typical’ day.  However, over the nextcouple of months, I intend to blog through a few weeks of my working life as apre-registration pharmacist. Maybe this will give students an insight into

How generic drugs are named

Posted by: Ranveer BasseySun, 11 Nov 2012

Despite what it might seem, the process of creating drug names does not involve a bowl of alphabet soup, someone sneezing and interpretation of the resulting mess.  The process is a little more considered than that.


Posted by: Sophie KhatibFri, 9 Nov 2012

I must admit, I had never heard of epigenetics until this week so I have done what any scientist would: started a literature search on the topic.

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