Pharmaceutical Press

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Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), which was founded in 1841. The Society is the professional and regulatory body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales. It also regulates pharmacy technicians on a voluntary basis, which is expected to become statutory under anticipated legislation.

The primary objectives of the Society are to lead, regulate, develop and represent the profession of pharmacy. The Society leads and supports the development of the profession within the context of the public benefit. This includes the advancement of science, practice, education and knowledge in pharmacy. In addition, it promotes the profession's policies and views to a range of external stakeholders in a number of different forums.

Following the publication in 2007 of the Government White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety - The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, the Society is working towards the demerger of its regulatory and professional roles. This will see the establishment of a new General Pharmaceutical Council and a new professional body for pharmacy in 2010.

Pharmaceutical Press has been producing high-quality publications on pharmacy and related disciplines for over 150 years. We publish a wide range of titles in print and digital formats, including Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, the British National Formulary (BNF), Stockley's Drug Interactions, The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Martindale is produced by an in-house team of editors every two years. It has been continually developed since the first edition in 1883 to be universally acknowledged as the pre-eminent source of information about the world's medicines. The BNF is a unique co-publication between the RPSGB and the British Medical Association that provides advice on the use of medicines.

Pharmaceutical Press has a wide range of other books, journals and digital publications which provide core information for those working in or studying pharmacy, pharmacology and the pharmaceutical sciences. In collaboration with both new and established authors and editors, our list of publications is significantly expanding to provide authoritative and comprehensive information on medicines for all modern healthcare professionals.

MedicinesComplete is an online subscription service which offers access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources, including Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference. Our unique collection of evidence based, unbiased pharmaceutical information provides practical guidance and insight to pharmaceutical and clinical practitioners, researchers and regulatory professionals. MedicinesComplete was launched in 2004 and continues to grow in coverage and popularity.

PJ Publications is a business unit of Pharmaceutical Press and publishes pharmaceutical publications and online content. The Pharmaceutical Journal, is the official weekly journal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and is an award-winning publication. Clinical Pharmacist is the leading clinical pharmacy publication in Great Britain, published 11 times per year. PJ Online – Gateway to the World of Pharmacy and Medicines, is a constantly evolving website that contains all the content from The Pharmaceutical Journal along with all content from other PJ Publications. Tomorrow's Pharmacist, part of PJ Online, is the essential guide for pre-registration trainees and third- and fourth-year pharmacy students. PJ Business Insight, accessed via PJ Online, caters for those pharmacists with entrepreneurial instincts or who are eager to improve the business performance of their pharmacy.

Pharmaceutical Press has offices in both London and Chicago. We have distributors and agents throughout the world.

We publish a number of titles in conjunction with other organisations:


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Pharmaceutical Press - Main Office
1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 9141       
Fax: +44 (0)20 7572 2509

Macmillan Distribution 
Customer Services 
RG21 6XS 

Phone: 01256 302692       
Automated line for orders and availability:           
0845 0705656

Fax: 01256 812558 / 812521

Key Contact at Pharmaceutical Press, London Office

Stephen Dollin
International Business Development Manager
Pharmaceutical Press
1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN
T. +44 (0)20 7572 2347
F. +44 (0)20 7572 2244
M. +44 (0) 7921 041550

Pharmaceutical Press Customer Services
c/o Macmillan Distribution Ltd (MDL)
Brunel Road
RG21 6XS

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

VAT will be added to the invoice where applicable.

Terms strictly by the 30th day of the following month (unless otherwise agreed in writing). In order to open a credit account two statutory trade references and one banker's reference will be required. Trade references should be from suppliers in a similar trade to ourselves.

All claims must be advised in writing within 10 days of receipt of invoice/goods.

Returned Goods:
Returned goods will only be accepted as a result of agreement in writing from the Pharmaceutical Press.

Acceptance of Order:
No order shall constitute a contract between the Pharmaceutical Press and the customer until accepted by the Pharmaceutical Press on the terms of the business stated above and which override any terms and conditions specified on the customer's side.

The Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and terms of business are identical.

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