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Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm – Our Summary

Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm – Our Summary

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS On Tuesday the 20th of October 2009, the Southampton Branch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society hosted a presentation by Dr Kieran Hand, Consultant Pharmacist – Anti-infectives at Southampton University Hospitals Trust. It was a remarkably successful evening on a number of fronts and […]

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Antibiotics Resistance – A perfect Storm

Antibiotics Resistance – A perfect Storm

Tonight bookapharmacist.com in conjuction with Pfizer, are supporting an important Branch meeting on Antibiotics Resistance (-Just another example of big Pharma working with Pharmacists). Download the events pdf here. The talk on Antibiotic Resistance will be given by no other than Dr Kieran Hand, Consultant Pharmacist – […]

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We were there alright (the C&D Conference)

We were there alright (the C&D Conference)

We were at the Chemist and Druggist (C&D) conference held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 11th of October 2009 and we loved it. We recommend that you attend next year’s event. We definitely switched onto the topical discussions. The big picture is becoming even clearer! […]

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…and another one: More Packaging: why not?

…and another one: More Packaging: why not?

We hate to be picky here but this issue of extra packaging layer is our bugbear just now. We have now catalogued three cases (including this one). Maybe if we continue to do this, someone will take note and come up with a wonderful idea to minimise […]

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Responsible Pharmacist and IT Tools

Responsible Pharmacist and IT Tools

At bookapharmacist.com we like to recognise a good level of preparedness of the IT tools we have to work with in community pharmacy. This case echoes the point that was made by MUROnline in relation to the proposed unified MUR interface (UMI): “The pace of implementation of […]

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Dr Keith Ridge discusses the Pharmacy White Paper (2008)

Dr Keith Ridge discusses the Pharmacy White Paper (2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UTmU04cQ8 Department of Health | 2008

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Yet another layer of Packaging!

Yet another layer of Packaging!

Here, we follow up on our post of the 15th of September 2009 titled: New Packaging: What is the point? Here is another evidence of increasing use of extra layer of packaging for medicinal products. Anyone with ingenious ways of tackling this increasing problem?

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Tic.Toc.Tic.Toc: The birth of Responsibility

Tic.Toc.Tic.Toc: The birth of Responsibility

It is difficult not to have noticed the oncoming significant change in community pharmacy regulation. We are referring to the Responsible Pharmacist regulation which is due to take effect in eh…3 days (1st October 2009). At bookapharmacist.com, we call it “the birth of responsibility”. If this is […]

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Pharmacist 2.0 and beyond…

Pharmacist 2.0 and beyond…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS MBCS Pharmacist 2.0 is a parody on Web 2.0. Yes, it is funny but there is a serious underlying point to this.   What is Web 2.0?   Wikipedia describe Web 2.0 as “web development and web design that facilitates interactive information sharing, […]

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Drug Safety Information – Phenergan Elixir

Drug Safety Information – Phenergan Elixir

MHRA has just posted this Drug Safety Information with respect to Phenergan Elixir PL 04425/0630, 100ml packs. The labelling may “cause confusion to diabetic patients”. This relates to the technical distinction between hydrogenated glucose (which is not considered as sugar and therefore does not carry the risks […]

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Customer Service – by Jonathan Mason

Customer Service – by Jonathan Mason

Jonathan Mason is the Department of Health’s national clinical director for primary care and community pharmacy. He is also head of prescribing at City and Hackney Teaching PCT, where he leads on prescribing and medicines management and has wider responsbilities for primary care commissioning. You can follow […]

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New Packaging: What is the point?

New Packaging: What is the point?

There is always a number of valid and reasonable factors which inform or influence changes in packaging of medicinal (and other) products. We scratched our head to find a justifiable reason why the packaging of Dermol 200 shower gel (pictured) had to change. On the right is […]

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Spot the difference?

Spot the difference?

The images above illustrate an important point about parallel import of medication. At first glance the Oxis Turbohaler on the left shows a strength of 9 microgram and on the other side of the same Turbohaler, the English label shows 12 microgram (picture on the right). It […]

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Something for the Pharmacy Technician and Support Staff

Iforg Limited quietly launched the Cornwall project (motto: nil volentibus arduum = nothing is impossible for the willing) on the 31st of August 2009. This is a project designed to complement the bookapharmacist project for Technicians and Pharmacy support staff. A group of pharmacists are navigating through […]

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Importance of Medicines Use Review

New Research Reveals How Millions of Brits are Potentially Misusing Medication, Leading to Increased Hospital Admissions and Life Threatening Conditions.

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