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Peter McAuley

MRPharmS, Swindon

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  • Ensure that no counterfeit medicines enter the supply chainSubscription

    PJ, 23/30 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7824/5Comments (1)

    I would like to comment on the news item in The Pharmaceutical Journal regarding falsified medicines (2014;293:100). The piece claims that the time taken to test whether a pack is counterfeit will be less than a second. I question the technology. Communication over the internet is highly dependent on download speed, whi

  • A retrograde step to 30-day packsSubscription

    PJ, 19/26 April 2014, Vol 292, No 7806/7

    I note with dismay the announcement in the PJ that the Femara packaging has been switched from a 28-pack to 30-day pack. (PJ 2014;292:292). At this time when we should be helping patients with their medicines as part of our medicines optimisation initiatives, I believe this is a retrograde step by Novartis. Moving from a 28-day calendar pack to a 30-day pack will not be of an

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