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How does one know?

How does one know?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The results of a recent YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society gave me a great cause for concern. The first survey was completed from 10-15 February 2012 by 7,755 UK adults and the second survey from 17-22 February by […]

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We can help…

We can help…

by Kazeem Olalekan I came across the card pictured above (like you do!) and the first line which said: ‘If you have any questions about your medicines after your hospital visit, our pharmacists are here to help’ captured my attention. All I could think of all day […]

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Medicines for Children

Medicines for Children

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS If asked to describe one of my passions, it will have to be looking after children’s welfare. I am also passionate about pharmacy and quite keen to promote professional joint working and put the care user at the centre of everything we do. […]

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The waste thing: How can you help?

The waste thing: How can you help?

Previous post (link) highlighted the scale of the problem of medicines waste. A new website: medicinewaste.com has been launched and it details what you can do to help reduce the number of wasted medicines in the NHS. Some great tips include: Let your GP or Pharmacist know […]

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What a waste!

What a waste!

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS In an article for the BBC, Lin-Nam Wang of The Pharmaceutical Journal (1) talked about being asked to throw away £2,250!! (2). In this hard times?! Even in good times that would be a bloody waste in my book! The issue of medicines […]

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

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 […]

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Loose your tariff and your ethics

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 […]

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New Medicine Service

New Medicine Service

by Kazeem Olalekan I attended the Annual General Meeting of Hampshire and Isle of Wight LPC on the 14th of September 2011. The LPC has launched a new website (pictured) and after the paraphernalia of the AGM, it was time to introduce the key presenters: Professor John […]

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Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS When it comes to vision, I know what I will like mine to be like. Your visual acuity can be measured using a Snellen chart (pictured).   A 20/20 vision means you can read the size 20 letters from a distance of 20 […]

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New Medicines Service: Embracing New Technologies

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Great video from the folks at Chemist and Druggist packed with suggestion for making the NMS service work for patients. I am currently embedding myself into the service and will undoubtedly unveil some nifty solution of my own in due course. Watch this […]

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Are you coming?–It’s the indispensables!

Are you coming?–It’s the indispensables!

**Limited spaces** The Wessex Pharmacy Forum, the local presence of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is hosting a Conference on the 8th of October 2011 entitled: “The Indispensables!(?): Achieving a forward momentum through research and innovation”. Spaces are limited to 50 delegates only and it is going like […]

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Pioglitazone: risk of bladder cancer

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 […]

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Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

by Kazeem Olalekan In June 2010, Karen Liebreich wrote an article in the The Telegraph (1) about the mystery of the message in the bottle. The piece is based around her fruitless search for the author of a heart-rendering letter found washed up in a bottle off […]

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You do the Crime…

You do the Crime…

Counterfeit medicine is a menace that must be stopped. Mike Deats, MHRA Head of Enforcement was quoted recently as saying “The MHRA will not hesitate to take action against those who undermine public health.” This follows the successful prosecution of Graham Dawson, the mastermind behind a scam […]

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