Exclusive: We test drive TP Ontrack

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS In June of this year we highlighted the new tool produced by the Tomorrow’s Pharmacist team called ONtrack (1) developed to help pre-registration pharmacist trainees revise for their pre-registration exam. Well guess what? Bookapharmacist.com had an exclusive preview of the online tool and I was asked to test drive the tool. […]

Packaging….Schpackaging!

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS On this bookapharmacist.com blog, I have been very vocal in recent past about the seemingly increasing need to add additional layer of packaging to medication bottle. It started with our post on the 15th of September 2009 (1), then 28th of September 2009 (2) and later in October 2009 (3). It […]

It’s “yes” from me…

by Kazeem Olalekan In an attempt to avoid being pisunderstood, I will like to state here that fook-a-barm-a-cyst will be endorsing the “yes” vote to allow Pharmaceutical Scientist membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical society-RPS (1). This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters. Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion. […]

A step in the right direction

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I am an unashamed fan of big pharma. I have expressed this in a number of my posts. Given the right leadership and a dedication to what matters, then they can play a vibrant role in economic wellbeing of the nation. They can of course play a key role in helping […]

You do the Crime…

Counterfeit medicine is a menace that must be stopped. Mike Deats, MHRA Head of Enforcement was quoted recently as saying “The MHRA will not hesitate to take action against those who undermine public health.” This follows the successful prosecution of Graham Dawson, the mastermind behind a scam of conspiracy to supply counterfeit medicines. He received […]

Speak of the Devil–Ozzy pays tribute to the NHS

It is always great to see legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne paying tribute to the NHS (caption). “I want to say a big thank you to all of the dedicated doctors, nurses and everyone else who makes up the NHS across the country – from Birmingham to Berkshire. Just like me, it’s still going strong after […]

Epipen–Online Registration of Expiration

Ever seen a patient/parent walk into the pharmacy with expired Epipen/Epipen Jr autoinjector? The pens expired a while ago without realising it! So the pen might have expired when it is actually needed. Not good. As we know, Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening allergic condition. When you need it, you need it. Expired one […]

The Daily Express: Adding Salt to my injury

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPhamS When you read this headline in the Daily Express: Now Salt is safe to eat, you will be forgiven for thinking that the time is right to get out the salt shaker and shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time. In fact the NHS advice of adult salt intake […]