Stop; take a deep breath, then count to 72 hours

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS My advise to patients requesting antibiotics for common cold will be: Stop; take a deep breath and count to 72 hours. There is now a well recognised problem of increasing antimicrobial resistance due to overuse (1). We all have a duty to do our best to moderate that cycle of expectation […]

Done it again: Got the interview!

by Kazeem Olalekan In August of this year, bookapharmacist.com reported on the antimicrobial iphone app developed by the team at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust (now: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust). At the end of that piece, Kazeem promised to try and get an interview with Dr Kieran Hand, the pharmacist involved in the […]

Erratum: “no reason to lose your mind worrying about this, just lose the extra o!”

by Kazeem Olalekan My last post: “Loose your tariff and your ethics“ has one too many “o” in it and was pointed out to me by my former student: Rahul Gogna on Facebook. That is the kind of attention to detail I expect from pharmacists especially some starting out in their professional career. That is […]

Loose your tariff and your ethics

The news item yesterday on PJOnline which announced that preregistration trainees will not be requiring the Drug Tariff or Medicines, Ethics and Practice guide from next summer is encouraging. This is not to say that students should pay scant notice of issues relating to drug tariff and ethics for that matter. All are still important […]