|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
REGIONAL DRUG INFORMATION SERVICESisters and Charge Nurses were recently issued with a folder containing part 1 of the Regional Drug Information, Volume 1. Last week parts three and four were issued (for some unknown reason part two has not yet been received). Part four contains an article on the "Therapeutic Inequivalence of Drugs". Part three deals briefly with a small number of subjects, including:
HEXACHLOROPHANE PREPARATIONSReaders may remember the report we made in February, 1972, on toxic effects resulting from the use of certain products containing the antibacterial substance hexachlorophane when applied in strong concentration to large areas of the body - particularly to infants, when brain damage had been reported. From July 30th restrictions are imposed on the sale and supply of preparations containing this chemical, - The Medicines (Hexachlorophane Prohibition) Order 1973, SI 1120, HMSO. Briefly, aerosols containing more than 0.1%, soaps containing more than 2%, and other medicinal products containing more than O.75% of hexachlorophane will be available on medical prescription only. Products containing 0.1% or less will be freely available. Products coming in between these limits, for example soaps containing 0.1 to 2% and lotions, powders etc. containing 0.1 to 0.75% will be available from pharmacies only. Phisohex is to be reduced to a 0.75% concentration, the old formula containing 3% to be renamed Phisomed. Sterzac Dusting Powder is unchanged at 0.33%, Derl soap is 2%.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Sirs,At their last meeting the League of Friends Committee reported their concern that the Warrington Guardian had stated in an article that the Gala Day had been organised by the League of Friends. The Committee wish me to ask you to publish in the Standard their regret at this error. The League of Friends did not organise the Gala and have nothing but respect and admiration for the excellent organisation and hard work and effort poured into the day by the staff.