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 â€“ Anti-infectives at Southampton University Hospitals Trust. This promises […]
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! The presentations by Sue Sharp (PSNC Chief Executive) […]
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 packaging. We all have to do our bit […]
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 software changes is determined by the speed of […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UTmU04cQ8 Department of Health | 2008
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?
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 the birth of responsibility, then what has community […]
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, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World […]
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 of dental caries but nonetheless not suitable for […]
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 his blog at Chemist + Druggist: http://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/mason
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 the previous packaging, and on the left is […]
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 may be reasonable to conclude that there might […]
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 the changes in our profession and this is […]
New Research Reveals How Millions of Brits are Potentially Misusing Medication, Leading to Increased Hospital Admissions and Life Threatening Conditions.
We thought we will sign post you to the key pharmacy training providers in Hampshire. This is partly to let you know where to search for training events should you fall into the categories of pharmacists working in Hampshire and not getting the appropriate training. An partly to highlight some important upcoming events in the […]