Editorial

Pharmacists who have committed dispensing errors should not be criminalised

Pharmacists should no longer be at risk of prosecution for dispensing errorsSubscription

New contract between the NHS and community pharmacists in England should hasten change in the criminalisation of dispensing errors.

Future for pharmacy in Wales should be centred on pharmaceutical careSubscription

Politicians in Wales should back a new vision for pharmacy that makes pharmaceutical care a priority. 

Feature

Management of whistleblowers in the healthcare sector

Creating a culture of whistleblowing for pharmacists Subscription

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How do we improve the treatment of whistleblowers in the healthcare sector?

Comment

The Falsified Medicines Directive calls for the use of barcodes to prevent the spread of counterfeit drugs

The Falsified Medicines Directive: time to get it rightSubscription

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The Directive on counterfeit medicines will be complicated to implement and comply with, but it is in everyone’s interest to start thinking about the issues now and get it right first time.

CPD article

Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a severe skin condition with a high mortality rate, is caused by adverse drug reactions

Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysisSubscription

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Adverse drug reactions account for most cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a severe skin condition with a high mortality rate.

Careers

Lisa McCluskey, UK final medical signatory

Taking responsibility as a UK final medical signatorySubscription

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As a medical science liaison, Lisa McCluskey travels worldwide presenting medical information. She has now been appointed final medical signatory, a role recently made available to pharmacists.

YOUR RPS

Trainee pharmacists attend a revision course to prepare for their registration assessment

How trainee pharmacists can be supported through the registration examSubscription

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Nadia Bukhari, chairwoman of the SalvaDore pre-registration panel, and panel member Oksana Pyzik, both from UCL School of Pharmacy, describe the support that trainees can access through RPS events.

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