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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2020, Vol 304, No 7934

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  • Obese people sitting down

    Type 2 diabetes remission possible with modest weight loss Subscription

    13 DEC 2019 10:37

    People with type 2 diabetes mellitus who achieve weight loss of 10% or more within five years of diagnosis are more than twice as likely to go into remission than people who maintain the same weight, research in Diabetes Medicine has shown.

  • Deaths: Anthony Finch Thomas

    13 JAN 2020 9:18

    On 20 December 2019, Anthony Thomas MRPharmS, aged 83 years, of Cardigan, Wales. Mr Thomas registered with the Society in 1960. 

  • Deaths: Dora Bladen

    14 JAN 2020 9:26

    On 6 January 2020, Dora Bladen, aged 83 years, of Brockenhurst, New Forest. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mrs Bladen graduated from from Nottingham University in 1959. 

  • Deaths: Alan Ross

    15 JAN 2020 12:46

    On 11 November 2019, Alan Ross, aged 85 years, of Manchester. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Mr Ross registered with the Society in 1956. 

  • Tribute: Alan Ross

    15 JAN 2020 12:57 By Arthur Williams, Barbara DH Williams

    The recent death of Alan Ross deprives the profession of a pharmacist of exceptional qualities. Alan had a very distinguished career in hospital pharmacy and, following changes in the NHS, he made a major contribution to medicines management in nursing and care homes while advising three Family Health Services Authority general managers.

  • Deaths: George Alston Macadam

    15 JAN 2020 15:54

    On 22 December 2019, George Alston Macadam, aged 68 years, of Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Macadam registered with the Society in 1975 and left in 2014.

  • Brain scan of a stroke patient

    Pharmacist-led atrial fibrillation screening service cuts stroke numbers by 20% Subscription

    20 JAN 2020 11:19 By Debbie Andalo

    Clinical pharmacists have helped reduce the number of strokes by 22% following an atrial fibrillation pilot in Tameside and Glossop.

  • Public Health England

    'Reporting illicit drug reactions' pilot to close following lack of use Subscription

    21 JAN 2020 13:34 By Julia Robinson

    A pilot of a national system for reporting unexpected or severe illicit drug reactions has been stopped because of a lack of use by healthcare professionals.

  • Deaths: Carol Goodchild

    23 JAN 2020 9:42

    On 10 May 2019, Carol Goodchild MRPharmS, aged 77 years, of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Mrs Goodchild registered with the Society in 1966. 

  • Medicines supply at a hospital pharmacy

    Confidential government documents reveal names of 209 medicine shortages in 2019 Subscription

    23 JAN 2020 14:52 By Carolyn Wickware

    The Department of Health and Social Care reported 209 medicines shortages in 2019, over half of which occurred for three months or more, according to monthly updates sent to NHS providers.

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