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Umakant Patel

Mr U. A. Patel, MRPharmS

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  • President should be elected by membersSubscription

    5 JUL 2016Comments (1)

    The cabal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board, using the small print in the regulation, has committed a coup d’état against the president. Perhaps the regulations should be amended so that, in future, the president is elected by the members as is the case with well governed and transparent organisations. This episode is detrimental to the reputation of the Society. Uma Patel Northwood Middlesex

  • What we need is public health education, not finger pointingSubscription

    PJ, 27 September 2014, Vol 293, No 7829

    Although I do not disagree with Anthony Cox’s views on selling only evidence-based over-the-counter (OTC) medicines (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2014;293:176), his views are those of an academic working in a university and not from a pharmacist standing at a medical counter facing a sales executive requesting a cure for a dry cough before a vital presentatio

  • Verifying genuine pharmaceutical products will be difficult to implementSubscription

    7 AUG 2014Comments (1)

    In most big IT projects software providers have over promised and under delivered and at a far higher final cost. I do not believe it will be any different when it comes to verifying genuine pharmaceutical products (2014;293:587). One billion items are dispensed every year. Assuming it takes one second to check each item physically, this equates to about 280,000 hours of labour. Who is going to

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