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Issue : Electronicjuice, June 2011

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  • dupuytren’s contracture

    Xiapex for Dupuytren’s contracture Subscription

    30 JUN 2011 16:43

    Who it is forCollagenase Clostridium histolyticum marketed as Xiapex (Pfizer) is the first licensed injectable treatment for adults with Dupuytren’s contracture with a palpable cord.

  • Human super-organism

    30 JUN 2011 By Glow-worm

    Super-organisms consist of many organisms, with a highly specialised division of labour, where individuals cannot survive independently for any extended period. They exhibit reproductive division of labour and co-operative care of the young.

  • Naming new elements

    30 JUN 2011 By Glow-worm

    In June it was announced that two new elements had been verified, with atomic numbers 114 and 116. They were given the provisional names ununquadium, and ununhexium.

  • Consigning poliomyelitis to history

    30 JUN 2011 By Glow-worm

    Much publicity was given recently to the announcement by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that he is prepared to donate $10bn of his own money in an effort to eradicate poliomyelitis within the next five years.

  • Can pharmacists be tempted from locum work into permanent jobs? Subscription

    30 JUN 2011 15:01

    A recent estimate showed that there are about 8,000 locum pharmacists in the UK — about one in five of all pharmacists. It has been argued that having this large number of pharmacists working as locums is not good for the profession or workforce planning, but identifying an alternative scenario has remained elusive.

  • Tarceva (Dr P. Marazzi/Science Photo Library)

    NICE rejects erlotinib for lung cancer

    30 JUN 2011 15:01

    Erlotinib has been rejected for use in the NHS in England and Wales for the treatment of lung cancer patients who have not responded to platinum-based chemotherapy.

  • PJ letters (2 July 2011) (RPS members only) Subscription

    30 JUN 2011 14:50

    The letters in the attached PDF have been published in the 2 July 2011 issue of Electronicjuice. Topics include:RPS ballotCommunity pharmacyHIVPharmacy in the media Letters will no longer be posted in the Join in section of PJ Online.

  • methadone

    In-pharmacy methadone preparation must not stop

    30 JUN 2011 14:46

    Pharmacies should be allowed to continue to prepare methadone extemporaneously if it is impossible to store a sufficient quantity safely, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said.

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