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 HIV in 2014. The following are key messages […]
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
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 key updates in the BNF and BNFc in […]
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 about what he does in his role as […]
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 and hypotension in patients randomised to the aliskiren […]
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
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.
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. Elvey, P. Lewis, E. Schafheutle, S. Willis, S. […]
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 you need it, you need it. Expired one […]
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 benefits and risks of treatment. The need to […]
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.
Key advice: Continue to follow advice on the paracetamol bottle If you have any concerns speak to your pharmacist.
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
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 “learn what we need to do to support […]
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.