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The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 269 No 7207 p91
20 July 2002

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Commonwealth Games countdown

The XVII Commonwealth Games begin in Manchester on 25 July. A pharmacy is located in the Commonwealth Games village to accommodate the pharmaceutical needs of athletes, officials and staff during the event. A working group has been meeting monthly for the past year-and-a-half to develop the services that the pharmacy will provide.

The core members of the pharmacy working group: (left to right) Christian Logue, Jayne Wood, Mark Stuart, Karen Hatch, Richard Hey, Helen Allanson, David Mottram and Pam Venning

King's to carry out games drug testing The drug control centre at King's College London will be carrying out drug testing for the Commonwealth Games. The centre is the only laboratory in the United Kingdom that is accredited by the International Olympic Committee to analyse urine samples from sports competitors. During the games it will run a 24-hour service involving around 20 experienced scientists.

See News feature, p93

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