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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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. 

  • 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: 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. 

  • 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.

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