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Archive for September 2009

Yet another layer of Packaging!

Yet another layer of Packaging!

Here, we follow up on our post of the 15th of September 2009 titled: New Packaging: What is the point? Here is another evidence of increasing use of extra layer of packaging for medicinal products. Anyone with ingenious ways of tackling this increasing problem?

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Tic.Toc.Tic.Toc: The birth of Responsibility

Tic.Toc.Tic.Toc: The birth of Responsibility

It is difficult not to have noticed the oncoming significant change in community pharmacy regulation. We are referring to the Responsible Pharmacist regulation which is due to take effect in eh…3 days (1st October 2009). At bookapharmacist.com, we call it “the birth of responsibility”. If this is […]

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Pharmacist 2.0 and beyond…

Pharmacist 2.0 and beyond…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS MBCS Pharmacist 2.0 is a parody on Web 2.0. Yes, it is funny but there is a serious underlying point to this.   What is Web 2.0?   Wikipedia describe Web 2.0 as “web development and web design that facilitates interactive information sharing, […]

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Drug Safety Information – Phenergan Elixir

Drug Safety Information – Phenergan Elixir

MHRA has just posted this Drug Safety Information with respect to Phenergan Elixir PL 04425/0630, 100ml packs. The labelling may “cause confusion to diabetic patients”. This relates to the technical distinction between hydrogenated glucose (which is not considered as sugar and therefore does not carry the risks […]

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Customer Service – by Jonathan Mason

Customer Service – by Jonathan Mason

Jonathan Mason is the Department of Health’s national clinical director for primary care and community pharmacy. He is also head of prescribing at City and Hackney Teaching PCT, where he leads on prescribing and medicines management and has wider responsbilities for primary care commissioning. You can follow […]

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New Packaging: What is the point?

New Packaging: What is the point?

There is always a number of valid and reasonable factors which inform or influence changes in packaging of medicinal (and other) products. We scratched our head to find a justifiable reason why the packaging of Dermol 200 shower gel (pictured) had to change. On the right is […]

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Spot the difference?

Spot the difference?

The images above illustrate an important point about parallel import of medication. At first glance the Oxis Turbohaler on the left shows a strength of 9 microgram and on the other side of the same Turbohaler, the English label shows 12 microgram (picture on the right). It […]

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Something for the Pharmacy Technician and Support Staff

Iforg Limited quietly launched the Cornwall project (motto: nil volentibus arduum = nothing is impossible for the willing) on the 31st of August 2009. This is a project designed to complement the bookapharmacist project for Technicians and Pharmacy support staff. A group of pharmacists are navigating through […]

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