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  • Advice about beta-blockers

    4 June 2018: Helen Williams, spokesperson on cardiovascular medicine at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, spoke to the Daily Mail about beta-blockers. “Beta-blockers can cause a general slowing down in metabolism, which can be more noticeable with the first few doses, then settles down,” Williams said.

  • Stability in generics pricing needed Subscription

    8 June 2018: Sandra Gidley, chair of the English Board, spoke to the Daily Mail about a National Audit Office (NAO) report into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care. “This NAO investigation brings clarity to an issue which has hit community pharmacists hard over the past year … We must have greater stability in generic prices – without it pharmacists struggle, CCGs are left in debt and patients suffer,” Gidley said.

  • Drug development isn't cheap

    7 June 2018: Claire Thompson, deputy chief scientist, spoke to ITV News at Ten about the investment needed for drug development. Thompson provided context to news of Pfizer and Flynn Pharma winning their appeal against a fine imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority, for increasing the price of phenytoin sodium. “It can take around 15 years and more than £1bn to develop a drug,” Thompson said.

  • Go to pharmacy first for minor short-term conditions

    14 May 2018: Sandra Gidley, chair of the English Pharmacy Board, spoke to BBC Radio West Midlands radio about the impact of NHS England’s consultation on over-the-counter medicines that should not be routinely prescribed. “Pop ...

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  • Deaths: Adam Scott

    On 14 May 2018, Adam Scott MRPharmS, aged 24 years, of Abergele, Conwy. Mr Scott joined the Society in 2013.

  • Tribute: David Lawrence Lamb (Lawrie) Robertson

    I join with colleagues in paying tribute to Lawrie Robertson who sadly passed away on 9 April 2018 after a long illness. Lawrie was a highly regarded and well respected pharmacist, a profession he was extremely proud to be a member of, and had been, for over 60 years. After registration in 1955, his early dabbling in the pharmaceutical industry probably only served to reinforce his commitment to a lifelong career dedicated to community pharmacy. As an independent contractor, he eventually ...

  • Deaths: David Lawrence Lamb (Lawrie) Robertson

    On 9 April 2018, David Lawrence Lamb (Lawrie) Robertson MRPharmS, aged 88, of Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Mr Robertson registered with the Society in 1955.

  • Deaths: James Alexander Smith

    On 10 April 2018, James Alexander Smith FRPharmS, aged 97 years, of Crawley, West Sussex. Mr Smith registered with the Society in 1942 and was conferred Fellowship in 1992.

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