Odder than Odd!

by Kazeem Olalekan The discovery of blister packs of Seroquel XL (manufactured by AstraZeneca) and Neurontin 100mg capsules (manufactured by Pfizer) in Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen Plus OTC tablets is odder than odd (1)! As far as I can tell, these were not even manufactured in the same factory. Or arewere they? Reckitt Benckiser’s suspicion of […]

Pioglitazone: risk of bladder cancer

The MHRA has just posted a safety update that the use of pioglitazone is associated with a small increased risk of bladder cancer. Healthcare professionals should be aware of new warnings and precautions for use in at-risk patients. The advice for healthcare professionals include: Patients with active bladder cancer or with a history of bladder […]

What has Pharmacy got to do with the riots?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The nation continues to face up to the aftermath of the riot that started in London and spread to different parts of the country. The perpetrators, the instigators and those just swept up in the whirlwind of mass behaviour are being identified and facing the full wrath of the law. A […]

Improving Antimicrobial prescribing–An iphone App

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I knew something was brewing at my hospital but wasn’t sure until I saw this headline in the Daily Echo: “Infection app is ‘sat nav for medicines’ (pictured). Then this headline on the PJ Online website: “Smartphone app aim to improve antimicrobial prescribing” Followers of this blog will note that the […]

A senseless charade: #londonriots

by Kazeem Olalekan The PJ News article about the rioters in London targeting pharmacies is emphasising the absurdity of this senseless charade (1). When you consider this in conjunction with the report in GP that GPs and practice staff have also been targeted (2), you start to wonder what this nonsense is all about. This […]