Antibiotic Resistance in 2017!

The superbug strain that infected a woman during her trip to India was resistant to 26 different antibiotics, leaving the doctors out of options as they attempted to treat the woman. This is a warning that antibiotic resistance is real and that, today, there is nothing we can do to fight it. As we …more

Professionalism In and Around Pharmacy Practice

Duncan Rudkin – General Pharmaceutical Council   As we’ve had talks from a variety of professionals from UCL and external bodies, a common statement keeps arising; patients must be our priority. This shows the kind of scrutiny the pharmaceutical industry is facing regarding profit vs patients.   Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive & Registrar for …more

The Future for Alzheimer Drugs

“A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease has ended in failure.” Eli Lilly’s solanezumab drug was one of the most anticipated drug developments for the Alzheimer community. The drug was in phase 3 of clinical trials when it got removed after revealing that patients didn’t experience a …more

Amgen: Asim Khan Talk

Asim Khan, Senior Manager of the Clinical Research Pharmacy at Amgen, delivered a career advice talk based on his experiences. He started at boots as a store manager, worked for the NHS trust and now for Amgen. Like our previous speakers, Khan reminded us that in pharmacy, “Patients are always first”. This is the …more

What the surface of our phones reveals about our lifestyle

We already know how bacteria-filled phone surfaces and computer keyboards are, but what if we used this to our advantage? A study performed by UC San Diego researchers used molecules found on people’s phones to reveal what that said about their lifestyle.”By analyzing the molecules they’ve left behind on their phones, we could tell …more

Steve Brocchini Summary: Being interested and letting accidents happen

  “Where you start, and what you plan to do isn’t always where you expected to get” This is what Steve Brocchini, lecturer in Chemical Pharmaceutics at UCL school of Pharmacy, wanted us to remember from his talk. Starting a company is very complex and most start-ups end up failing, but being adaptable to …more

Procter & Gamble: Careers & Recruitment

If you don’t already know, Procter & Gamble is BIG in the consumer goods industry. They are a leading multinational in CPG (consumer packaged goods) who are known for their innovation that “wins from the top”. Don’t let that scare you though, it shouldn’t! They really like pharmacy graduates and usually recruit them into …more

Yes, Politics in Pharma!

  Drugs manufactured abroad are not allowed for sale in the US. Trump wants the FDA to setup an approval process for international drugs. In opening borders to externally manufactured drugs, which can be sold at much cheaper prices, citizens will pay closer attention to ‘the quality of the drug for the price’ (Pharmatimes). …more