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July 24, 2012
The recent German hospital pharmacists

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July 24, 2012
The recent German hospital pharmacists

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April 3, 2012
The 40th anniversary of the EAHP represents a landmark in European hospital pharmacy that will be marked by the annual scientific congress

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April 3, 2012
Safe handling of cytotoxic agents, occupational exposure and drug vial optimisation were key topics at a recent satellite symposium sponsored by Becton-Dickinson

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April 3, 2012
Antimicrobial stewardship and research into the frequency, nature and causes of prescribing errors were key topics at the UKCPA Autumn Symposium

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February 9, 2012
Medical devices are subject to less stringent testing than medicines and yet some are injected or implanted. In the interests of patient safety, pharmaceutical expertise should be applied to procurement of devices

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December 8, 2011
Pharmacists implementing the Theriak Medicines Management system at Leeds Teaching Hospitals expect it to improve the safety of medicines usage, boost efficiency and support further service development

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November 29, 2011
Nearly 700 participants registered for the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy congress in Dublin in October 2011. Hot topics included telehealth technology, pharmacogenetics and pharmaceutical care of people with learning difficulties

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November 29, 2011
A one-day seminar sponsored by B Braun Medical focused on improving patient safety with injectable medicines. Topics included dose-banding, smart pumps, homecare, spinal injections and a case study of a major critical incident

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November 29, 2011
Conferences and meetings should make you think about what you do, how you do it and whether you could do it differently. Sharing of examples and experiences can be a powerful stimulus for change

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November 23, 2011
The use of new oral anticoagulants to prevent atrial fibrillation could change clinical practice radically and clinical pharmacists in the UK have shown that they are prepared for the challenge

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August 26, 2011
At the joint conference of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association and the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists in May 2011, keynote topics included patient safety, computerised prescribing and consultant pharmacists

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August 26, 2011
The growth of patient power and shared decision-making has important implications for pharmacists. The use of patient-reported outcome measures and standards that reflect the patient perspective will be increasingly important

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June 13, 2011
Current low-molecular-weight heparins are safe and effective but there is controversy about the status of new products in this group, which are generics in the USA and biosimilars in Europe

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June 10, 2011
New oral anticoagulants could offer safer, more predictable treatment and prophylaxis for a number of conditions including atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndrome and deep vein thrombosis

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June 10, 2011
A recent Council of Europe resolution on quality and safety assurance of medicinal products could have far-reaching effects on the activities of pharmacy departments throughout Europe

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April 15, 2011
An improved method for assessing the permeability of gloves to cytostatic agents has been developed in Belgium. The results could help to guide pharmacists in purchasing appropriate products to ensure that healthcare staff are properly protected against occupational exposure to cytostatic agents

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April 14, 2011
Drug vial optimisation can extend use and reduce costs of chemotherapy agents while drug-related chromosomal changes in health workers call into question the effectiveness of protective measures

teaserChristine Clark, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FCPP(Hon)

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The use of a closed system transfer device (CSTD) can extend the sterility of hazardous drug doses and could provide significant cost savings, Stephen Eckel, Assistant Pharmacy Director at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, North Carolina, told the audience at a satellite meeting held by Carmel Pharma at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in December 2010.

April 12, 2011
Handling of hazardous substances is, for many, an unavoidable part of work in healthcare. Recent findings underline the importance of pharmaceutical expertise in the implementation of safe-handling measures

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April 11, 2011
Electronic prescribing, computerised medicines reconciliation, automated medicine cabinets and electronic CD registers help to improve quality and productivity in pharmacy services

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April 11, 2011
Roundtable meetings in London and Paris discussed evidence 
for therapeutic differences between the originator iron sucrose and iron sucrose similars and called for a new regulatory pathway 
for non-biological complex molecules

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April 11, 2011
Recent conferences have produced both uplifting and depressing news but somewhere underneath these stories there are important messages for pharmacy and for service design

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September 20, 2010
Oncology pharmacists from around the globe met in Prague earlier this year to discuss progress and controversies relating to clinical and technical aspects of cancer treatment

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September 17, 2010
Encouraging self-care and improving access to medicines are fast becoming the mantras of healthcare systems across Europe andrecent research underlines the critical contribution of pharmacy

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