Holloway's Family Ointment

Source: Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Holloway’s Family Ointment was once touted as a cure for a variety of ailments Standing at just 4cm tall, this earthenware pot (1867–1880) once contained Holloway’s Family Ointment. The ointment was a quack remedy ‘for the cure of gout and rheumatism, inveterate ulcers, sore breasts, sore head, bad legs, etc.’ …

RPS calls on NHS England to fund innovative community pharmacy work

Source: KO/The Pharmaceutical Journal Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS’s English Pharmacy Board, is asking the NHS to explain why it is not using “the third largest profession to deliver healthcare when the NHS is really struggling” The chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board has called on NHS England to help ease pressures …

Greenstone launches authorized generic of Silvadene Cream

Greenstone launches authorized generic of Silvadene Cream – Drug Store News Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Skip to Content PHARMACY Pfizer subsidiary Greenstone has introduced its authorized generic of Silvadene Cream (silver sulfadiazine cream, 1%). The drug is indicated as an adjunct to prevent and treat wound sepsis in patients with …

New rare disease medicines boost drug approvals

Source: Shutterstock.com More new drugs are being developed for smaller markets of patients with rare diseases and being approved by regulatory authorities Growth in the development of rare disease medicines has helped boost the number of new drugs approved in both the United States and the European Union, news agency Reuters has reported. The agency …

Pharmacist-led clinic in Canada aims to benefit students, pharmacists and patients

Source: Courtesy, Pharmacists Clinic Members of the Pharmacists Clinic team at the University of British Columbia, Canada A man in his 40s arrived at the Pharmacists Clinic, a pharmacist-led primary care clinic at the University of British Columbia (UBC), after 10 years of suffering with debilitating, chronic pain following a car accident. By this point, …

Pharmacist Support appoints five new trustees

Source: Courtesy of Pharmacist Support Diane Leicester-Hallam said she looks forward to working with the new board members to continue the work of the late Peter Noyce Pharmacist Support, the independent charity for pharmacists, former pharmacists, and pharmacy students, has appointed five new trustees to its board. The new recruits will hold a three-year term …

What defines a pharmacist? RPS launches consultation on the role

Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society The society wants to know if the statement clearly defines the core attributes and abilities of the pharmacist, and covers all the essential qualities of the pharmacist across all sectors. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is inviting responses to a draft policy statement on the role of the pharmacist. Developed by …

Pharmacists support emergency departments during winter pressure spike

Source: shutterstock.com Pharmacists are being asked to support emergency departments by issuing discharge prescriptions, reviewing patients and carrying out medicines reconciliation for newly admitted patients Pharmacists are being called in to support emergency departments as winter pressures force tens of thousands of NHS elective operations and routine outpatient appointments to be postponed. In some trusts, …