How long does an ordonnance (medical prescription) remain valid for? D.D. An ordinary prescription for medicines remains valid for three months – after this your pharmacist no longer has the right to dispense ... To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006 Freedom Subscription Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscriptionSubscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (but you can switch this off at any time!) 1 Year Subscription (12 editions) (Our best value offer) 1 year of great reading in print and onlineSubscription automatically renews so you don't miss an edition (but you can switch this off at any time!). … [Read more...] about How long is a prescription for medicine valid for?
Former Real Madrid playmaker Fernando Redondo has recalled the tough moments he went through following his knee injury at AC Milan. The Argentine described the process of his operation and his subsequent recovery with some breathtaking details. "They put me in the operating room, put my leg up, drained the blood with a tourniquet and gave me medicine," Redondo told La Nacion. "The risk was that if some of that went to the heart, I could have a problem. "They let you do it six times at most and I did five; that way I was able to overcome the threshold of pain and work on rehabilitation. "They also took me to Knokke, a city resort in northern Belgium... but in the winter! "I got into the North Sea and ran with water up to my waist and did different exercises in the sand, with elastics and cushions." Redondo went on to talk about his departure from Los Blancos, highlighting the fee the Italian club offered for his transfer. "Florentino [Perez] was committed to the campaign to bring in … [Read more...] about Redondo: The doctors used to drain my leg with a tourniquet and give me medicine
Ashley May USA TODAY Published 10:22 AM EDT Apr 5, 2019 As various lots of blood pressure medication have been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving patients an odd suggestion: Go ahead, and take the pills that might contain a carcinogen — at least until new pills are available. "Currently, valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other types of products have the potential to fall into shortage soon," an FDA statement released Thursday says. "In anticipation, the agency is not objecting to temporary distribution of specific lots of losartan that contain impurities above the interim acceptable intake limit, for a short period of time." Last summer, dozens of blood pressure medications were recalled because of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) or N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). NDMA and NDEA are probable carcinogens, and the FDA has found levels of the impurities in three drugs: … [Read more...] about FDA on blood pressure medicine: Amid shortage, take tainted losartan
Dr Katherine Henderson is the first female president of the Royal College and will take up the post in October A Guy’s and St Thomas’ doctor has been elected as the first female president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Katherine Henderson, a consultant in emergency medicine at St Thomas’, will formally take up the post in October. “I am delighted and honoured to have been elected by the fellows of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine,” she said. “It is a huge privilege to become RCEM’s next President.” The Trust said Dr Henderson had been “instrumental” in redeveloping the new emergency department at St Thomas’ which was officially opened by Princess Anne last year. The A&E sees around 420 patients a day or 150,000 a year. Dr Henderson, who has been an emergency medicine consultant for over twenty years, will continue to work at the Trust while she serves her three year term. She has been at the … [Read more...] about Guy’s and St Thomas’ doctor elected first female president of Royal College of Emergency Medicine
A medicine supplier is holding back on expansion plans in case of a no-deal Brexit. The boss of Morningside Pharmaceuticals, in Loughborough, said he was waiting to see what happens next before making what would be a “significant investment” in the business. Dr Nik Kotecha OBE said his business has already set up a small satellite office in Malta as a contingency in case of a no-deal - and said other pharmaceutical companies were considering moving operations into mainland Europe. But Dr Kotecha reassured the pharmacies and organisations his company supplies that there should be no hold-ups in medicine supplies as long as solid plans are in place in line with Government guidance. And he was also confident a deal would be done. His business develops and supplies everything from epilepsy and diabetes drugs to anti-depressants, cancer treatments and contraceptives. Dr Kotecha said the Government had been busy creating new routes to bring prescription drugs into Britain should … [Read more...] about Medicine supplier holds off growth plans over Brexit fears