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World Aids Day 2015 #RETHINKHIV

World Aids Day 2015 #RETHINKHIV

by Kazeem Olalekan Today marks another landmark in the battle to combat and defeat the HIV. The theme for World Aids Day 2015 is “Getting to zero – ending AIDS by 2030” (link). This is an aspiration we all share especially with 37 million people living with […]

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Some updates…

Some updates…

by Kazeem Olalekan The following are some of the latest important updates from the newly April 2014 release of the BNF and BNFc:         There are others: Do look at the BNFand BNFc websites  

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What’s New? The BNF and BNFc updates

What’s New? The BNF and BNFc updates

by Kazeem Olalekan A BNF and BNFc app convert like myself knows to press the ‘Update Now’ button whenever I am prompted to do so. It is the best way to be up-to-date in clinical decision making. What I thought I would do today is highlight some […]

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Keeping our promise…

Keeping our promise…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Following on from a previous article on the NHS, I promised to try and get an interview with Dr Mark Tomlin. Well I have kept my promise. Today we publish the full interview. Dr Tomlin talk on a range of issues. He talks […]

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Safety Update: ALTITUDE ‘unboost’

Safety Update: ALTITUDE ‘unboost’

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Early result from the ALiskiren Trial In Type 2 diabetes Using cardiovascular and renal Disease Endpoints (ALTITUDE) study has shown that: study patients were unlikely to benefit from aliskiren; and an increased incidence of non-fatal strokes, renal complications (including acute renal failure), hyperkalaemia […]

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NHS Hampshire: Doing their bit on waste!

NHS Hampshire: Doing their bit on waste!

Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth NHS are doing their bit to raise awareness of the prescription waste issue. Only order what you need. Visit their website

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Spot the Difference

Spot the Difference

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Can you spot the difference between these two tablet boxes. They look remarkably similar to me. Admittedly TEVA has done great work to make tablet boxes easily identifiable: An oversight perhaps? Patients beware.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2011–Supporting the Future of Pharmacy through education and professionalism

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2011–Supporting the Future of Pharmacy through education and professionalism

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPhamS At the recent Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference, the strategy for supporting the future of pharmacy through education and professionalism was the theme of a break-out session. The following pieces of work are relevant: Defining professionalism (and its elements) in early career pharmacists R. […]

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Epipen–Online Registration of Expiration

Epipen–Online Registration of Expiration

Ever seen a patient/parent walk into the pharmacy with expired Epipen/Epipen Jr autoinjector? The pens expired a while ago without realising it! So the pen might have expired when it is actually needed. Not good. As we know, Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening allergic condition. When […]

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Drug Safety Update – Atypical femoral fractures with Bisphosphonates

Drug Safety Update – Atypical femoral fractures with Bisphosphonates

Atypical femoral fractures have been reported rarely with bisphosphonate therapy, mainly in patients receiving long-term treatment for osteoporosis. Discontinuation of bisphosphonate therapy in patients suspected to have an atypical femur fracture should be considered while they are evaluated, and should be based on an assessment of the […]

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ONtrack

ONtrack

Tomorrow’s Pharmacist (1) has launched a website called ONtrack (2) to support preregistration trainees’ revision for the registration exam. There are section for open book, closed book and calculation elements of the exam. It will cost Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s associate members £25 and £35 for non-members.

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Changes to Doses of Paracetamol in children

Changes to Doses of Paracetamol in children

Key advice: Continue to follow advice on the paracetamol bottle If you have any concerns speak to your pharmacist.

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No action today, no cure tomorrow

No action today, no cure tomorrow

World Health Day 2011, WHO is introducing a six point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (link). No doubt bookapharmacist.com will be playing its part.   Related links: http://www.bookapharmacist.com/?page_id=851

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A listening group–the ASDA example

Bookapharmacist.com welcomes the bold move by the Superintendent of Asda Pharmacy, John Evans to lead the formation of a Listening group for locum pharmacists. He posted a comment on the Locum Voice website on the 31st of December (link), in which he describes his company’s keenness to […]

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Hospital Associated Infection (HAI) – Not on my watch

Hospital Associated Infection (HAI) – Not on my watch

A series of very useful information on how to prevent Hospital Associated Infection. Very relevant to the UK as well and chimes with the work done by Dr Kieran Hand at Southampton University Hospitals Trust.

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