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Archive for June 2012

Yet another one from the nice folks at NICE – NICE BNF

Yet another one from the nice folks at NICE – NICE BNF

by Kazeem Olalekan Clearly I am excitable. When I learnt of the new iphone and Android app from the nice folks at NICE, then you know what is coming. Hee Heee Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  Haaaaaaaaaaaah! I’ll tell you why. I spent my top dollar about a year ago on […]

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Febuxostat (Adenuric) and hypersensitivity reaction

Febuxostat (Adenuric) and hypersensitivity reaction

by Kazeem Olalekan Attention has just been drawn to the Drug Safety Update on Febuxostat (Adenuric) via the PJOnline website. In summary, there have been rare but serious reports of hypersensitivity reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and acute anaphylactic shock, with febuxostat (Adenuric). Febuxostat must be stopped immediately […]

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Boots and Walgreens

Boots and Walgreens

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The recent acquisition of 45% stake in Boots the Chemist by US Firm, Walgreen could be viewed as another good example of the special relationship between the US and the UK. It has been reported that the two companies have very little overlap. […]

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Transfer of Care – an update

Transfer of Care – an update

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The final report on the transfer of information about medicine when patients move between care setting has been published. It makes for an interesting read. The main recommendations are:     The report quoted an audit conducted in 2010 across 50 acute trusts […]

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Advice for Pharmacists as Doctors strike

Advice for Pharmacists as Doctors strike

by Kazeem Olalekan The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has issued advice to pharmacist on how to deal with requests for emergency supplies of regular medicines. The doctors go on strike this Thursday (21st of June). The key advise are:

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The results are in…and everyone is a winner

The results are in…and everyone is a winner

by Kazeem Olalekan Following from the recently completed election onto the National Pharmacy Board in England, Wales and Scotland; bookapharmacist.com is happy to note that this is an election it is proud of. Everyone is a winner: elected or not. We are releasing a YouTube video of […]

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The silence of the pips

The silence of the pips

by Kazeem Olalekan The publication of the final report  into the PIP debacle, by the NHS Medical Director, should signal the ‘silence of the pips’. The report is making it clear that: This report should at least silence the pips and bring reassurance to worried patients. The […]

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