My big fat diclofenac anecdote

Warning: This is not scientific critique, but just to provoke a discussion. I have quickly written it on my phone. So, the MHRA have issued pharmacists with advice related to the sale of P med diclofenac in the wake of the EU advice on its cardiovascular risks (from a review…

Which? argument should we make?

Today saw the release of another Which? report on advice obtained from pharmacies, which was widely reported in the media and, shudder, The Daily Mail. After the Panorama story about pharmacists illegal selling prescription medicines 6 months ago, it is another blow to pharmacy's reputation, and some have defended pharmacy.…

Building a New Society

I've been active in pharmacy politics for over 13 years, and long before there were plans to split the regulatory and professional functions of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society I wrote an editorial about why that should be done. Howard Fox and I were called radicals for this proposal at the…

My @RPharms Election Statement

I am standing for election to the English National Board of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I have worked in community, hospital, and academia. My full election details are hereĀ [PDF]. Please take the time to consider me as one of your candidates. My statementĀ  Pharmacists in all sectors of the profession…