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Archive for June 2011

What a great idea: Find the carers, help the patients

What a great idea: Find the carers, help the patients

by Kazeem Olalekan The announcement that Sainsbury’s pharmacists are being encouraged to identify carers and signpost them to local care organisations (1) is a great idea which we welcome at bookapharmacist.com. The idea works on a number of levels: It will encourage pharmacist engagement with this group […]

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Drug Safety Update – Atypical femoral fractures with Bisphosphonates

Drug Safety Update – Atypical femoral fractures with Bisphosphonates

Atypical femoral fractures have been reported rarely with bisphosphonate therapy, mainly in patients receiving long-term treatment for osteoporosis. Discontinuation of bisphosphonate therapy in patients suspected to have an atypical femur fracture should be considered while they are evaluated, and should be based on an assessment of the […]

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ONtrack

ONtrack

Tomorrow’s Pharmacist (1) has launched a website called ONtrack (2) to support preregistration trainees’ revision for the registration exam. There are section for open book, closed book and calculation elements of the exam. It will cost Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s associate members £25 and £35 for non-members.

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Changes to Doses of Paracetamol in children

Changes to Doses of Paracetamol in children

Key advice: Continue to follow advice on the paracetamol bottle If you have any concerns speak to your pharmacist.

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