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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2019, Vol 303, No 7929

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  • We must declare Scotland's drug deaths a public health emergency

    We must declare Scotland's drug deaths a public health emergency Subscription

    25 SEP 2019 16:11 By Carole Hunter

    The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has soared to the highest level in the EU. We know which strategies can tackle this crisis —  we should be using them.

  • Close up of a multicompartment compliance aid

    Use of multicompartment compliance aids in the community is 'excessive', says NHS Wales

    17 SEP 2019 11:48 By Julia Robinson

    The use of multicompartment compliance aids in the community is “excessive” and an “ingrained area of practice” that needs to be challenged, guidance from NHS Wales is expected to warn. 

  • Dover crossing ss19

    UK 'not fully prepared' for medicines importation in a no-deal Brexit, says hospital pharmacist body

    6 SEP 2019 16:43 By Corrinne Burns

    The UK is “not fully prepared for the implications of a no-deal Brexit” despite ongoing government contingency plans, the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists has said.

  • Colon cancer computerised image

    Triple targeted therapy for advanced bowel cancer improves survival Subscription

    23 AUG 2019 9:22

    Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have a BRAF mutation have improved survival after treatment with three targeted therapies instead of standard chemotherapy, results from a phase III trial have shown.

  • Tribute: William Alexander Ritchie

    3 SEP 2019 9:56 By Lauren Redwood, Winifred Ritchie

    William qualified as a pharmacist in 1958 after studying in Belfast. He worked in Northern Ireland for a couple of years before moving to Hull with his wife, Winifred, in 1961. That same year, William joined the register of the then Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain as a pharmaceutical chemist. While in Hull, he managed Butterwicks Pharmacy.

  • Tribute: Stuart Ramsay Maconochie

    14 AUG 2019 11:34 By Jane Nicholson

    Stuart was brought up in Dundee and attended the Morgan Academy. During his time at school, he was the boys’ school captain, captain of rugby, secretary of the literary and debating society, captain of athletics, and church organist and choirmaster. The son of a pharmacist, he attended the Heriot-Watt School of Pharmacy where he met his future wife, Judy, whose pharmacy practice has been in hospital, community and editorial pharmacy roles. While still a student, Stuart was commissioned ...

  • Tribute: Peter Hylands

    7 AUG 2019 8:46 By Vivian Auyeung, Graham Davies, Ben Forbes, Robert Hider, James Mason, Clive Page, David Taylor, John Weinman, Gino Martini

    With great sadness we learned of the passing of Peter Hylands, formerly head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) at King’s College London (KCL).

  • Tribute: Mark Lee

    5 AUG 2019 12:02 By Stephen Ashmore

    Clinical pharmacy has very sadly lost a truly talented and ever-popular figure. Mark graduated from De Montfort University in 1988 and, after a short period working for Boots, he started a hospital career at Wharfedale General Hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire in 1990. Having gained experience in a wide range of clinical areas and obtaining the clinical pharmacy diploma, Mark moved to Australia, spending nine months working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. It was here that he ...

  • Tribute: Emily Claire Howells

    29 AUG 2019 15:29 By Anniela Etheridge

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we report the passing of our dear friend and colleague Emily Howells (née Hills).

  • Tramadol capsules

    Tramadol and methadone users are at increased risk of hypoglycaemia, study reveals Subscription

    30 AUG 2019 11:16

    Patients who take tramadol and methadone are at a higher risk of developing hypoglycaemia compared to those who take other opioids, a study has found.

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