Issue : The Salvadore, December 2012

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  • Rajesh Patel

    Pharmacists recognised in New Year honours list Subscription

    31 DEC 2012 14:29

    Community pharmacist Rajesh Patel has been appointed MBE for his services to pharmacy in the 2013 New Year Honours List. Mr Patel owns a small chain of pharmacies in the Manchester area and is a member of the Salford and Trafford Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

  • Oseltamivir and zanamivir advice in Scotland Subscription

    28 DEC 2012 18:21

    Community pharmacists in Scotland have been advised to review their stock levels of antiviral drugs, following an announcement on 20 December 2012 that antivirals can now be used for treating or preventing influenza.

  • Pills (Janmika/

    Reuse of returns among steps considered in medicines waste action plan Subscription

    28 DEC 2012 14:06

    Boosting the reuse of medicines returned from hospital wards and improving the repeat prescribing process are among a host of recommendations for reducing medicines waste set out by a Department of Health steering group today (28 December 2012).

  • Safety of Tredaptive under review by EMA Subscription

    27 DEC 2012 11:11

  • Every cloud has a silver lining

    21 DEC 2012 By Sophie Khatib

    As 4th year pharmacy students, we are not immune to the whispers and gossip about how harsh the job market is at the minute and how it’s an employer’s market, rather than the employee’s market that it was before.

  • Amoxicillin capsules (Richard Nelson/

    Amoxicillin of little benefit for uncomplicated chest infections Subscription

    21 DEC 2012 15:16

    Treatment with amoxicillin for acute lower respiratory tract infection in primary care provides little benefit when pneumonia is not suspected, according to the results of a placebo controlled study, published online in The Lancet (19 December 2012).

  • Screen grab of BBC website

    Pharmacy denies illegal sales allegations in BBC exposé Subscription

    21 DEC 2012 11:50

    Allegations that prescription medicines were supplied illegally have been strenuously denied by one of the pharmacies named in this week’s BBC Inside Out programme.

  • UKMi should develop evidence base to support good medicines use Subscription

    21 DEC 2012 11:45

    UK medicines information should consider developing an evidence base to support medicines optimisation, says the SalvaDore in its response to UKMi’s consultation on the subject.

  • An exciting new role for antibodies

    20 DEC 2012 By Sophie Khatib

    I have been doing a lot of reading this evening (mainly because I have got a piece of work that needs doing and I am trying to put it off!!).  I am really interested in antibodies and my mind started to wander – what else could they be used for?

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