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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2020, Vol 304, No 7937

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  • Minutes silence

    Pharmacy staff who have died during COVID-19 pandemic to be remembered during minute's silence

    28 APR 2020 9:49 By Corrinne Burns
    Comments (2)

    Pharmacy staff who are thought to have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are to be among the healthcare workers remembered with a minute’s silence on 28 April 2020.

  • 'As I listen, I form an action plan' — a day in the life of a patient support officer

    'As I listen, I form an action plan' — a day in the life of a patient support officer Subscription

    27 APR 2020 14:19 By Arlene Brailey

    When her son fell chronically ill, Arlene Brailey found the motivation to take on a role dedicated to helping patients with resistant bacterial infections find support and trustworthy information.

  • Apixaban may be more effective and safer than rivaroxaban research suggests

    Apixaban may be more effective and safer than rivaroxaban, research suggests Subscription

    27 APR 2020 13:15

    Adults with non-valvular atrial fibrillation prescribed apixaban have a lower rate of ischaemic stroke and systemic blood clots compared with those prescribed rivaroxaban, according to a retrospective cohort study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

  • Tribute: Neil Chapman

    27 APR 2020 12:07 By John H. Perrin

    I first met Neil in 1956 when we shared a room in an old house in Finsbury Park, London. We were two boys from the Midlands, both with non-affluent parents, who were about to become first-year students at The School of Pharmacy. Sharing a room was the start of our lifelong friendship.

  • Tribute: Neil Chapman

    27 APR 2020 12:06 By Mike Smith

    Neil was a great friend and a highly valued colleague. He was an exceptional pharmacist and, throughout his distinguished career, he was greatly respected by colleagues and other medical professionals alike.

  • Deaths: Neil Chapman

    27 APR 2020 11:40

    On 11 April 2020, Neil Chapman, aged 82 years, of County Durham. Mr Chapman was a former member and later Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Janet Williams

    27 APR 2020 11:39

    On 27 March 2020, Janet Williams, aged 88 years, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Ms Williams was a former member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Sertraline 50mg Accord healthcare

    Manufacturers report 'sporadic' resupply of sertraline following COVID-19 related shortage

    24 APR 2020 16:32 By Julia Robinson

    Supplies of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, sertraline, are returning to stock after manufacturers reported “industry-wide” supply challenges, exacerbated by export bans and border closures implemented as a result of COVID-19. 

  • Why is The Pharmaceutical Journal receiving so few letters? Subscription

    24 APR 2020 16:20
    Comments (3)

    I write as a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) since 1968. At that time, and for many years after, The Pharmaceutical Journal was a vibrant, interesting and informative publication, well suited to the needs of the membership, including community pharmacists. It has been said that the health of a professional publication can be measured by the letters to the editor, and debate that the content leads to. This Journal used to excel; but not now.

  • Serology testing for COVID 19 is the way forward but we could face a long wait

    Serology testing for COVID-19 is the way forward, but we could face a long wait

    24 APR 2020 11:49

    While news of imminent serology testing is incredibly encouraging, we must be pragmatic about how quickly it can be made available to the general public.

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