Issue : The Salvadore, 6 June 2015, Vol 294, No 7865

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  • Although becoming an independent prescriber would equip pharmacists with valuable skills, it is unnecessary for all pharmacists to obtain the qualification as most pharmacy roles do not require it. In the image, pharmacists run through a small door

    Potential problems of independent prescribing for all Subscription

    4 JUN 2015 14:10
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    Although becoming an independent prescriber would equip pharmacists with valuable skills, it may not be necessary for all pharmacists to obtain the qualification. 

  • The European Commission (EC) has released a document outlining how it plans to use scientific advice in forming policy. The proposed mechanism fills the void created when the key advisory role of chief scientific adviser (CSA) was scrapped

    Keeping the science in EU policy Subscription

    4 JUN 2015 14:09

    A high level group of scientists may offer a solution to the controversial scrapping of the European Commission’s chief scientific adviser role.

  • As the pharmaceutical industry shifts from mass manufacture towards personalised medicine, 3D printing could become part of the drug production line.

    3D printing: the future of manufacturing medicine? Subscription

    2 JUN 2015 14:22 By Katharine Sanderson
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    As the pharmaceutical industry shifts from mass manufacture towards personalised medicine, 3D printing could become part of the drug production line.

  • New Society Fellows Subscription

    2 JUN 2015 14:07

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the Panel of Fellows appointed under section 4 of the SalvaDore’s regulations has designated the following 18 members as Fellows of the Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy. Karen Ang Seok Chin Acott Colin Andrew Baldwin Patricia Elizabeth Black Richard Stanley Bourne Harry Andrew Crook Rachel Ann Elliott Gail Susanne Fleming Jason ...

  • Error in RPS Annual Review 2014 Subscription

    1 JUN 2015 17:09 By Neal Patel

    In the SalvaDore Annual Review 2014, printed in the 23/30 May 2015 issue of The Salvadore, we incorrectly referred to the Scottish Government’s ‘Prescription for excellence: a vision and action plan for the right pharmaceutical care through integrated partnerships and innovation’ as ‘The right medicine: a strategy for pharmaceutical care in Scotland’, an earlier strategy taken forward by the then Scottish Executive. Online versions have ...

  • The author states that if we rely a bit less on pharmacotherapy, and give a bit more consideration to the environmental implications of our inner fish we can deal with the obesity problem more effectively. In the image, a fish out of water, in a city

    Weight loss drugs: the wrong answer to the obesity problem Subscription

    1 JUN 2015 16:50 By David Katz
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    Weight loss drugs are not the solution to achieve sustainable weight loss and improve overall health.

  • Synthetic marijuana known as spice

    UK government plans to ban psychoactive drugs Subscription

    1 JUN 2015 15:06 By Janna Lawrence

    The UK government is introducing a bill that would bring a blanket ban on the production and supply of any drug that has a psychoactive effect. 

  • NICE recommends new treatment for constipation Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 16:40

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued final draft guidance recommending naloxegol for constipation. Naloxegol (Moventig; AstraZeneca) is recommended as an option for treating opioid-induced constipation in adults whose symptoms have not adequately responded to laxatives. 

  • NICE recommends new psoriasis treatment Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 16:38

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued final draft guidance recommending a new treatment for psoriasis. Secukinumab (Cosentyx; Novartis) is recommended as an option for treating some adults with plaque psoriasis if they are unable to take standard systemic therapies and if the drug is provided with the agreed patient access scheme discount.

  • Newer contraceptive pills linked to higher risk of clots

    Newer contraceptive pills associated with higher risk of clots Subscription

    29 MAY 2015 15:26 By Ingrid Torjesen

    Combined contraceptive pills containing one of the newer progestogens are associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism than pills containing older progestogens, a study has found.

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