PJ Online | Announcements (30 November 2002)
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Cephalon UK has assumed responsibility for Actiq (fentanyl citrate) lozenges. For Medical information enqueries contact 0800 783 4869 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celltech Pharmaceuticals is now supplying propylthiouracil 50mg tablets (pack size 100) previously supplied by IVAX. The product will be available from Celltech in 56-tablet packs from December. In addition, colchicine 500?g tablets (100) will be available in December. Orders can be placed on 0800 953 0183 (fax 0800 953 0184).
ZLB Bioplasma UK has assumed responsibility for Sandoglobulin (human normal immunoglobulin for intravenous administration). Further information can be obtained from Jonathan Sheard, ZLB Bioplasma UK, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1BT (tel 01842 755025). Orders can be placed with Stephanie Day at Healthcare Logistics on 01753 650099.
The following products, obtained from Wyeth by Goldshield earlier this year, will be distributed for Goldshield by Unidrug Distribution Group (tel 01773 510123, fax 01773 810644) from 2 December:
The United Kingdom subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Co has moved to new offices in Basingstoke. The new address is Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke RG24 9NL. Product and medical enquiries should be made on 01256 315999.
The British Society for the History of Pharmacy can be contacted by e-mail at the new address of email@example.com. Membership of the group for the year from January 2003 will be ?20.
The value of retail sales for August 2002, under the classification of pharmaceutical sales, was up five points at 129. The value for September was up eight points at 127. The figure for the third quarter of 2002 was up seven at 130.
The classification of the retail sale of pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and toilet goods excludes National Health Service receipts. The figures are based on returns made by a number of large retail pharmacy chains, but exclude Boots The Chemists, which is classified under non-specialised retail stores. The figures are compiled by the Office for National Statistics.
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