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An artist's impression of
an early surgical operation
under ether anaesthesia.
125 YEARS OF ANAESTHESIA
The use of ethyl ether for anaesthesia was demonstrated publicly for the
first time 125 years ago by a dentist, Dr. W. T. G. Morton, in Boston, U.S.A.
on October 16th, 1846. News of the historic experiment reached Britain
two months later by the wooden paddle-steamer "Arcardia" which docked
at Liverpool on December 16th, 1846.
Three days afterwards the first surgical operation in Britain under ether-
induced anaesthesia was performed at the Dumfries & Galloway Royal
Infirmary by Dr. William Scott, subsequently confirmed in his letter to The
Lancet published on October 19th, 1872. A similar operation took place on
December 21st at University College Hospital, London, when Professor Robert
Lister amputated the right lower limb of Frederick Churchill, a Harley Street
The immense advantage of performing major surgery under a general
anaesthetic was quickly recognised. Even more important perhaps was the
fact that no longer did helpless patients have to endure the terrible appre-
hension and suffering which had previously been their lot.
Since those pioneer days, manufacture of ether has been carried out in
Edinburgh, the names of Duncan Flockhart and J. F. Macfarlan being well
known in this connection. Today, the former interest of these two com-
panies, now no longer trading, is maintained by their associates Macfarlan
Smith Ltd. who manufacture Anaesthetic Ether and other grades for
laboratory and industrial use.
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B. H. Smith resigns Guild presidency
Infusion fluids inquiry opens
Tights: 'as good as support hose'
Firearms case: pharmacist to be struck off
International conference on training?
The cost of VAT
Fisons' growing profits from pharmaceuticals
The Xrayser column: Price instability
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NP' — a curse in disguise?
Scope in skin — and its problems
Development of the drug information role
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436 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
What Johnson Wix have been up to
for the past two years.
Two years ago, we had a brainwave: a unisex anti-perspirant deodorant.
Not just a family deodorant, but a deodorant specially made for young
people, male and female.
We developed an advanced formulation.
We gave it a unique perfume. One that would be acceptable to both sexes.
We designed a distinctive (to say the least) new pack.
We called the product US.
Because it was so different, we decided to test-market it first. We chose
the London and Southern TV areas.
After just 12 months, US became No. 3 brand in the aerosol anti-
Then we had another idea.
A herbal bath additive. Also unisex. Also called US.
Again, we tested it before rushing into the market.
82% of everyone we asked said it was as good as, or better than their
Which brings us to today.
After two years, US is going
WeVe made two commercials,
one for each product.
The campaign, which runs
from April through to September, is
costing us £320,000.
A lot of people are going to
see those commercials.
Be prepared. Order US
either direct from Johnson Wax, or
through your wholesaler.
For every twelve cases you
buy, we'll throw in three. Free.
Johnson Wax Limited, Personal Care Division,
Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey.
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972—437
B. H. Smith
Mr B. H. Smith has resigned from the position of president
of the Guild of Hospital Pharmacists. The Guild Council
dissociated itself from views expressed by Mr Smith at the
Scottish hospital pharmacists' conference in Dunblane
recently and appointed Mr T. D. Clarke president in his
Mr Smith had said at the con-
ference that he envisaged the
regional pharmacist becoming
a power in the land.
Following re-organisation of
the hospital pharmaceutical
service the Guild would be-
come more important since it
would be the only body
representing the opinions of
rank and file hospital pharma-
He thought the Pharmaceu-
tical Society's hospital prac-
tice subcommittee would
become unnecessary. In 1974
the appointment of area health
board pharmacists responsible
for both hospital and general
practice pharmacy would
create even greater opportuni-
ties for the hospital man.
The Council was meeting in
London on March 25 and 26.
Council members also con-
sidered the lack of progress
in implementing the Noel Hall
report in Wales and Northern
Ireland. Council decided to
write again to the Welsh Hos-
pital Board urging the appoint-
ment of a regional pharmacist
and to the Northern Ireland
Hospital Authority to ask for
a meeting in which representa-
tions could be made about the
policy to be adopted there.
The salaries secretary repor-
ted that the latest salary claim
would be discussed at a meeting
of the Pharmaceutical Whitley
Council on April 19.
The panel which is to decide
the grading of chief pharma-
cists in teaching hospitals has
Proposals had now been
made at the Whitley Council
for Staff Commissions for Eng-
land, Scotland and Wales and
these had been circulated to
staff organisations. Mr G. H.
Preston Robinson intended to
re-state the case for the pre-
sent grade of senior pharma-
cist to be one of the specified
The general secretary repor-
ted that the Guild had com-
mented to the Monopolies
Commission on the proposed
mergers involving Glaxo
Laboratories Ltd and either
Boots Ltd or Beeoham Group
Ltd. A further request for
examples of items which had
been unobtainable or difficult
to obtain after previous mer-
gers would now be replied to.
Council considered a report
of the working party set up to
consider the position of the
Guild following the enactment
of the Industrial Relations Act.
Informal discussions had taken
place with various unions and
the Pharmaceutical Society. A
statement of the position is to
be made at the General Meet-
ing and a special meeting will
be held later this vear to dis-
cuss the future of the Guild.
The inquiry into the use of
contaminated infusion fluids
at Devonport Hospital will not
be concerned with civil liability
or moral blame.
Mr C. M. Clothier, QC, who
is leading the inquiry, said on
Monday at the first meeting
that the purpose was to ascer-
tain the circumstances which
led to the use of the con-
taminated solution. It was
most unlikely that any pro-
ceedings would be held in
It was arranged that the
next meetings should take place
at Church House, London
SW1 from April 4-7 commenc-
ing at 10.30am and thereafter
Counsel requested to repre-
sent Evans Medical Ltd, Ves-
tric Ltd and Mr Brian Devon-
port, pharmacist in charge of
manufacture of 5 per cent dex-
trose at the Speke factory.
Output of pharmaceutical
chemicals and preparations,
fertilisers and photographic
chemicals continued to increase
Dr L. B. Hunt, Wellcome Foundation's marketing manager for
medical biologicals, and product manager Brian Hinners are
pictured looking at a Certificate of Educational Commendation
awarded to the Foundation by the British Life Assurance Trust
for a film, "Progress in Prevention", which describes the use of
cells of human origin in the manufacture of vaccines and, in
particular, discusses the production of Almevax, Wellcome's
rapidly in the third quarter of
1971, according to the latest
figures published by the
Department of Trade and
Compared with the third
quarter of 1970, pharmaceuti-
cals were up by 9.4 per cent.
Toilet preparations, however,
showed little change and
against the second quarter of
1971 were down by 6 per cent.
For the chemical industry as
a whole output was slightly
lower than in the second
quarter but was 2 7 per cent
ahead of 1970 for the compar-
able nine-months period.
The Salaried Pharmacists'
Union was officially transferred
to the permanent Register of
Trade Unions under the Indus-
trial Relations Act on March
Kilmarnock's housing com-
mittee last week rejected a
Scottish Development Depart-
ment recommendation that local
authorities should build into
every new house a lockable
medicine cabinet, reports The
The committee agreed that
it was the duty of parents to
ensure that medicines were out
of the reach of children. The
burgh architect, Mr James
Rowtledge said it was difficult
enough meeting the costs of
houses without such an extra
Tights: 'As good
as support hose'
"Technically nonsense" — that
is the reply of Mr Oliver King-
don, managing director of
Elbeo Ltd, to the suggestion
by Mr Michael Alison, Under
Secretary of State at the
Department of Health, that
support tights are incapable of
doing a medically correct job
(C&D March 18, p 374).
Mr Kingdon says the Sec-
retary of State's information is
five years out of date, because
the problem of "slipping down"
has been solved by the use of
special knitting techniques and
"Today we would guarantee
that our tights work at least
as well and probably, in fact,
a little better than any equiva-
lently priced support hose on
the market. Whereas a support
stocking only protects the
wearer from ankle to approxi-
mately six inches above the
knee, a support tight also aids
the transmission of fluid in the
upper thigh area which is vul-
nerable to the conditions which
demand the wearing of support
Mr Kingdon adds: "We
realised early on that we were
breeding a generation of
women who in their grown up
lives had never considered any
other garment but tights. I
am convinced that were sup-
port tights such as our own
not commercially available,
such women might, at peril to
their health, abandon support
438 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
be struck off
A notebook found at the home of a pharmacist who admitted
sending arms to friends in Ulster contained plans for fighting
the "Orange pogrom" and assassinating Ulster leaders.
But they were "a glamorisation
of small germs of reality", the
Pharmaceutical Society's Statu-
tory Committee was told on
The Committee ordered that
the name of the pharmacist,
James Patrick McFadden, who
has a pharmacy in Hammer-
smith Grove, Hammersmith,
London, be struck off the
Mr McFadden, Paddenwick
Road, Hammersmith, appeared
before the Committee, having
served a two-year sentence of
imprisonment for five firearm
offences. He had been convicted
at the Old Bailey in March
1971, of conspiracy to procure
the supply of firearms and am-
munition, conspiracy to supply
firearms and ammunition to
himself, and being in unlawful
possession of firearms, ammu-
nition, and a prohibited wea-
Mr McFadden told the Com-
mittee that he had supplied " a
few arms" to four friends in
Ulster, after the troubles started
there in August, 1968. The
cache of arms found by the
police in the flat above his shop
in the summer of 1970 were
destined for shipment to
Greece, not Belfast, he said.
He was storing them for a
friend who had helped him
obtain "the few weapons" he
sent to Ulster. He understood
that this friend was waiting for
the arrival of a ship and he
continually asked him to re-
Mr McFadden who came to
Great Britain in 1952 after
having a shoo in the Shankhill
district of Belfast, said that the
notebook contained ideas for a
book he wanted to write — it
was fiction mixed with fact.
The background was fact, and
it was all written six months
before his arrest.
Mr McFadden 's counsel, Mr
Piers Herbert, said that it was
his contention that the note-
book contained a fictional ac-
count, a glamorisation of small
germs of reality.
Mr Herbert submitted a let-
ter from nine doctors saying
that over the years he had built
up a reputation second to none
as a chemist.
Support for an international
conference on post-graduate
education for the retail phar-
macist came from Mr J. C.
Bloomfield, a member of
Council of the Pharmaceutical
Society at the Western Phar-
macists Association annual
dinner in London on March 23.
He said that the dental pro-
fession had organised such an
event with the aid of the World
Health Organisation and hoped
that pharmacists would too.
Referring to the introduction
of "NP" labelling, Mr Bloom-
field said that it was being
introduced with the idea of
improving the safety of medi-
cines for the community.
It was also learnt at the
dinner that steps were being
taken to examine possible
links between the International
Pharmaceutical Federation and
the equivalent student body,
the International Pharmaceuti-
cal Students' Federation.
Customs and Excise will need
about 6,000 extra staff to ad-
minister value added tax, said
Mr Terence Higgins, Minister
of State, Treasury, during last
week's Commons debate on the
"The precise number is still
difficult to give because we
do not know until registration
takes place exactly how many
taxpayers there will be," he
"Meet VATman" is the title of
a 32-page, illustrated booklet
prepared by the Distributive
Industry Training Board which
will be sent, free, to all DITB
levy payers, following publica-
tion on April 14.
Principal character in the
booklet — VATman — is a trader
Cow & Gate Baby Foods, the newly restructured company made
up of the two Unigate baby foods brands — Cow & Gate and
Trufood — held their first annual combined sales conference last
week at the Excelsior Hotel, London Airport. Pictured above
are, left to right: Sir James Barker, chairman of Unigate Ltd,
Mr Philip Turnbull, chairman, Unigate Foods, and Mr Chris
Daniell, marketing director, Unigate foods
fully-equipped to meet the
introduction of VAT in April
1973. He will have studied the
regulations, revised accounting
systems and trained his staff
so that his business can face
the change without disruption
or loss or profit.
The booklet has been
designed not only to explain
what VAT is, but also to
advise on training for VAT in
retailing and wholesaling busi-
ness. Accounting methods, the
problems of goods on which
purchase tax has been paid,
and the records Customs and
Excise will require are among
Sales of medicines and toiletries
in the United States during
1970 totalled £2,909m out of
which pharmacies accounted for
just over 40 per cent. Four
years earlier their market share
was 42-90 per cent. Sales by
supermarkets also fell from
27-90 to 26-94 per cent and
department stores from 8-20 to
7-47 per cent.
The gain was made by the
discount stores — from 13 to
16-21 per cent.
These figures were given by
Mr H. J. Welzel, manager, ad-
vanced management system of
National Cash Register Co,
Dayton, Ohio at a seminar in
Mr R. G. Towsey, manager,
MMM department of NCR in
the UK, said that in the same
four-year period in Britain
household spending had gone
up by an average 28 per cent.
That spent on medicinal and
toiletries went up by 35 per
A "breakdown" of the 35 per
cent increase in medicines and
toiletry sales gave multiple
pharmacies as having a 33 per
cent gain while independents
only had 16 per cent. Depart-
ment stores apparently showed
the biggest increase of well
over 50 per cent.
Marketing cephalosporin — "the
most significant antibiotic intro-
duced since penicillin" — has
already brought the National
Research Development Council
a profit of nearly £500,000 in
Britain, a High Court judge
said last week.
But today that could not be
said to be an adequate
remuneration for an invention
of such great importance to
medicine. "Commercial firms
who take out patents for medi-
cines are sometimes criticised
for receiving through patents
sums of money which seem
very large," said Mr Justice
Whitford. "But such criticisms
not infrequently come from
people who have very little
idea of the amount of money
which has to be spent on un-
successful research before a
life-saving drug is produced."
The judge granted the
Council a six-year extension of
its patent on cephalosporin C,
which is due to expire shortly.
Normally patents are granted
for a seven-year period initi-
ally, and lapse unless any
extension of time is sought.
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 — 439
The board of Unichem last week gave a luncheon in honour
of Mr J. Howard Evans who retired in January after serving six
years as chairman of the group. During the luncheon, Mr Evans
(left) was presented with a gold watch, on behalf of Unichem,
by the current chairman, Mr Tom Reid
The growing turnover of and
profits from the pharmaceuti-
cal division of Fisons Ltd are
clearly shown by the accounts
for 1971 published this week.
Turnover of -the division,
which includes scientific appa-
ratus, was £18,204,000 (against
£14,893,000 in 1970) and pro-
fit £3,297,000 (£2,430,000). The
group's turnover was £90 09m
(£87'69m) from which the
trading profit made was £7 70m
(£6-30m). Group profit, after
tax was £7-48m (£5-28m).
A final dividend of 6| per
cent is recommended which
will lift the total distribution
to 11| per cent from 104 per
cent for 1970.
Two associate directors, Dr
J. S. G. Cox and Mr J. S.
Kerridge have been appointed
to the board. Dr Cox, 40, is
research and development dir-
ector of the pharmaceutical
Johnsons HPL, now a subsi-
diary of Hestair Ltd, have
taken a lease on property at
Radlett, Herts and expect to
begin moving their plant and
offices from Hendon Way in
August and have the transfer
completed by December.
This was announced to a
meeting of photographic retail-
ers in London on March 27
by Mr Stuart Slattery, newly
appointed managing director,
who also outlined future
The company intended to
bring in a new discount struc-
ture which would give larger
discounts for volume purchases.
This, said Mr Slattery, would
help their customers to meet
When questions were called
for, many retailers expressed
strong disapproval of the
change which, they said,
would lead to unnecessary
The dealers were also
angered by the company's
announced change in settle-
ment terms — 2\ per cent in
seven days against the previous
On the day following the
meeting the company issued a
statement which said that the
settlement period discount
would revert to one month. A
pledge also was given that they
would not offer greater quan-
tity discounts on any of their
goods than currently offered in
a schedule dated January.
minuses' of S&N
The 1971 results of Smith &
Nephew Associated Com-
panies Ltd show "a good
spread of plusses but rather
more minuses than previously",
says the chairman, Mr S. N.
An analysis of sales and pre-
tax profit show that medicines
contributed £24-09m and
£2-67m respectively (£22-82m
and £2 44m in 1970); hygiene,
baby and paper products
£13-48m and £208m (£12-95m
and £l-7m) cosmetics and
toiletries £ll-85m and £L01m
(£11 09m and £849,000).
J & E Sturge
Turnover of John & E. Sturge
Ltd rose from £4-56m in 1970
to £5 3 lm in 1971 and profit
from £278,473 to £642,343, sub-
ject to tax of £250,782
Mr Arthur Foxall will retire
from the chairmanship on
April 15, and will be suc-
ceeded by Dr E. R. S. Winter.
Photo-Scan Ltd has been
formed by the merger of the
two anti-pilferage equipment
franchise holders in the UK,
Photo-Scan (London) Ltd and
Photo-Scan (Central) Ltd. The
headquarters are at Upper
Halliford Road, Shepperton.
Inveresk Paper Ltd made a
loss of £848,000 in 1971.
against a profit of £103,000
in 1970. Included is a loss of
£285,000 — the company's share
of the loss sustained by British
Wilkinson Sword Ltd had
group profits of £2,081,614 in
1971 against £1,798,213, before
tax. An unchanged final divi-
dend of 10 per cent makes 15
per cent for the year (same).
Lofthouse Chemical Products
Ltd are moving on April 17
to Copse Road Industrial
Estate, Copse Road, Fleet-
wood,, Lanes FY7 7LP (tele-
phone: Fleetwood 2435).
\ , ,<A
Mr John G. Sutherland, MPS,
has acquired the pharmacy at
172 Upper Elmers End Road,
Beckenham. Kent, previously
owned by Mr S. Hamer, MPS.
Edward Gurr Ltd have moved
to Michrome Laboratories,
Coronation Road, Cressex
Industrial Estate, High
Wycombe, Bucks (telephone
High Wycombe (0494) 32761).
Inner London Executive Coun-
cil has moved to Addison
House, 32 Chart Street, Lon-
don Nl 6EF.
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Nu-Syte Laboratories Ltd have
appointed Mr J. V. Fox,
MPS their field sales manager.
Unichem Ltd: Mr C. Victor
Hammond, MPS, ARIC, has
been elected to the board.
Mr Hammond (54) is chair-
man and managing director of
a firm of retail pharmacists in
Hertfordshire and Essex. He is
chairman of the Hertford
Branch of the Pharmaceutical
Eli Lilly & Co, Indianapolis,
have appointed Dr Frederic R.
Lloyd a vice-president of
Elizabeth Arden Inc in addi-
tion to his present position as
a vice-president of Eli Lilly
International Corporation. Dr
Lloyd, a former managing
director of Dista Products,
Liverpool, will move from the
London office of Lilly Interna-
tional to the company's cor-
porate headquarters in Indian-
Burroughs Wellcome & Co
have appointed three new area
managers for the medical sales
division. They are: Mr Stewart
Stanley (central southern
England): Mr Ray Crabtree
(eastern England from The
Wash to Sunderland, and also
Westmorland); and Mr Mervyn
Winston (counties due north
of London from the Thames to
Bellair Cosmetics Ltd: Follow-
ing the acquisition of the com-
pany by Barclay Securities
Ltd, Mr Peter Haddon has
been appointed managing direc-
tor for Bellair.
Garsalle Ltd have appointed
Nicholas Hall their marketing
manager. Garsalle are a
division of Richardson-Merrell.
Jeyes UK Ltd, have appointed
Mr William C. Harding their
Rockware Group Ltd: Mr R. E.
Lynam has been appointed
managing director of the
group's subsidiary, Blewis and
Shaw (Plastics) Ltd.
440 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
Mrs Kathleen O'Sullivan, Kil-
brogan Hill, Bandon, co Cork,
has been co-opted to the
Council of the Pharmaceutical
Society of Ireland to fill the
vacancy created by the resig-
nation of Mr J. B. Murphy.
Mrs O'Sullivan qualified in
1946 after an apprenticeship at
MacSweeney's pharmacy, Pat-
rick Street, Cork. Shortly after
qualifying, she opened her own
pharmacy in Main Street,
Bandon. A cousin of Mrs
O'Sullivan, Kitty O'Mahony, is
a pharmacist in the Rotunda
hospital, Dublin. Mrs O'Sulli-
van's co-option means that
there are now two ladies on
the Council, the other being
Miss Teresa Landers of
Mr F. Holden, MPS, manag-
ing director, Rodmill Ltd,
Liverpool, is retiring this
month after 50 years of active
business life. Mr Holden quali-
fied in 1937 and practised in
retail pharmacy in Liverpool.
He then gradually developed
the manufacturing company
of Rodmill Ltd. His original
activities were directed towards
insecticides and rodenticides.
He had published a paper in
Chemist and Druggist in 1945
on the "Action and Uses of
DDT". Later he was responsible
for introducing the rodenticide,
alpha - naphthyl - thiourea
(ANTU) into Britain which
was eventually registerd as an
approved product by the
Ministry of Agriculture and
He further developed Gee's
linctus pastilles, and was suc-
cessful in having them listed
as an official preparation in the
British Pharmaceutical Codex.
Councillor Alexander T.
Brodie, MPS, in business in
St Mary's Street, Stamford,
Lines, has accepted the invita-
tion of Stamford borough
council to take office as mayor
for the coming year.
Mr E. B. Robinson, chairman
of Robinson & Sons Ltd,
Wheatbridge Mills, Chester-
field, is to be High Sheriff of
Derbyshire for the coming
Mr Peter Fulham, a former
member of the Council of the
Pharmaceutical Society of Ire-
land, has disposed of his
pharmacy in Naas, having
retired from practice.
Mr V. H. Freemantle. MPS,
The Manor Pharmacy, Horam,
Sussex, will have been fifty
years in pharmacy on April 30.
Mr T. W. Bell, MPS, Market
Street, Kirkby Stephen, has
been elected unopposed to
Westmorland County Council.
Barclay: On March 13 Mr
George Barclay, MPS, the
Mount Hotel, Clarendon Road,
Leeds 2. Mr Barclay qualified
in 1921 and was for many years
with Allen & Hanburys.
Fogarty: On March 7, Mr
Jerome A. Fogarty, MPSI, pro-
prietor of the Rexall Pharmacy,
Sarsfield Street, Kilmallock.
Mr Fogarty, who qualified in
1941. was formery of Bally-
Murray: On March 5 Mrs Rose
Anne Murray, MPSI, Farrell
Street, Kells, co Meath. Mrs
Murray, who qualified in 1933,
conducted her own pharmacy
in Kells for many years.
Rush: Recently, Mr William
Charles Rush, MPSI, Barrack
Street, Kilkenny. Mr Rush
qualified in 1933 and conducted
his own pharmacy in Kilkenny
up to the time of his death.
□ The official index figure
which measures changes in the
average level of retail prices
was 159.8 on February 22,
1972. This compares with 150.0
on January 18.
□ During the months of Janu-
ary and February 31 additions
and 67 deletions were made to
the Pharmaceutical Society's
register of premises.
□ The Portsmouth symposium
on the "Commercial utilisation
of seaweeds" which was to
have been held on April 11-12
has been cancelled due to lack
□ The Secretary of State for
Wales has now published the
Draft Order under the New
Towns Act designating a pro-
posed New Town at Llantrisant,
in Glamorgan. Plans, covering
10.800 acres, will give a popu-
lation of 75,000 by 1991.
□ The London Borough of
Hammersmith has published a
100-page guide to its health and
social services. Chemists are
listed with their telephone num-
bers plus a symbol to denote
oxygen equipment stocked and
"urgent" prescriptions dis-
I have remarked on previous occasions that a simple
announcement in the House of Commons on Budget Day
has effects of a much more comprehensive nature than might
generally be imagined. Our concern is naturally with our-
selves, and the retail pharmacist is again a ship without
rudder or compass, reaching the haven of the correct price,
for the most part, by dead reckoning.
Once more it is brought home to us that the beacon
provided by the Quarterly Price List has momentarily been
extinguished, and that the crew has no alternative but to
resume what is fast becoming a permanent condition of
make-do and mend. The golf-course will see them not, the
gardens will become overgrown with weeds, and wives and
families will count themselves fortunate if they are granted
a brief glimpse of a loved one staggering home under a
load of documents — but he is merely in process of ex-
changing one treadmill for another.
I hope that all who rely on the price-list have even a
glimmering of all that is involved in the gigantic task. It is
my earnest hope that Bouverie House will eventually have a
breathing space before VAT bursts upon us.
But, as in previous years, the public is likely to find its
hopes less than fulfilled by the promised fall in purchase
tax. Already the familiar letters are beginning to arrive
pointing out that costs of labour, services, raw materials
and sundry other factors necessitate price increases. One
firm, with the greatest consideration, states that it has timed
its price increases to tie up with the Budget and thus save
us time in that only one repricing need be done instead of
two. Such increases, at a time like this, are as predictable as
the incarceration of the staff at Bouverie House. Three such
letters arrived by one mail, but it is unlikely that the public
will ever learn the extent of its windfall, for changes of tax,
alterations in price and decimal coinage have conspired to
confuse the issue for all time.
The plea by Mr J. P. Kerr (vice-president, Pharmaceutical
Society), for more co-operation between pharmacists working
in hospital and those serving the public need outside is timely.
It has seemed to me, over the years, that the one thing they
had in common was a certificate of registration, and indeed
the fact has to be faced that the daily round of each is so
dissimilar that it is not a simple matter to find common
There are certain basic duties common to both, but the
environment is so different and the conditions of employment
so contrasted that it is quite understandable if, at pharma-
ceutical gatherings, the herd instinct supervenes and the
two elements seem to be immiscible. Yet both started out
on the same path, both are an important cog in the Health
Service, and both have the same aim to provide a first-class
Having said that, one must remember that conditions of
service and terms of service bear little relation to each other,
and that the wholly "professional" hospital pharmacist has
not had his due reward. But, despite the differences, Mr Kerr
is correct that on every appropriate occasion a concerted view
must be put forward representing pharmacy as a whole.
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972—441
If you're self-employed,
this pension plan will save you
an awful lot of tax.
Working for yourself has
Tax concessions, for ex-
ample, seem to be few and
And while your employ-
ees are covered by the firm's
pension scheme, you aren't.
So a pension plan that
contains enormous built-in
tax concessions and has been
created specifically for any-
one ineligible for a company
pension scheme should com-
mand your interest.
The Abbey Investment
Annuity Bond is just such a
plan, providing not only se-
curity with tax free growth
but also a hedge against in-
You can invest up to 1 5%
of your earnings each year,
to a maximum of £1,500, in the scheme. Your
entire contribution will be eligible for full tax relief,
and therefore comes off your income before Income
Tax or Surtax is calculated. Which means that if
you're paying tax at no more than 30P in the pound
the real cost to you of an annual contribution of
£500 would be £550.
But the tax savings don't stop with your
Your investment will accumulate completely
free of Income Tax, Surtax and Capital Gains Tax,
and when you decide to take the benefit of your
investment, which may be at any age between 60
and 70, you will receive a tax free cash lump sum
and a pension, which will be taxed as earned income.
An added attraction of the Abbey Investment
Annuity Bond is its flexibility.
equivalent to net
of £7350 at
30% tax rate
assuming an investment gr
at 65 he
For example, aithougn
the minimum total contri-
bution for the first year is
£100, from then on how
much you put in is up to
you. You can contribute
more some years, less in
others. You can even pay
nothing one year and start
again the next.
There is a unique flexi-
bility about where your con-
tributions are invested, too.
You may choose whether
they are allocated to units of
the Abbey Pensions Pro-
perty Fund or the Abbey
Pensions Selective Bond
Fund, or to any combination
And you can convert all
or part of the accumulated
investment at any time from
one Fund to the other.
Again, there is a flexibility about how you take
your pension, which may be fixed, escalating or
In addition there is a guarantee that the value of
the benefits payable to you on retirement, or to your
family if you should die before retirement, will
never be less than the contributions you have made.
To find out more, fill in the coupon and mail
it to us. No stamp is required — we pay the postage.
I'm self-employed and interested in the Abbey Investment
Annuity Bond. Please let me have details.
Send to: M. C. Bell, Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited,
Freepost, London WC2R 1BR. CD/1/4
Abbey Investment Annuity Bond
442 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
Berk Representatives mean busin
BERK Representatives do not make "Courtesy Calls" or just "look in
while in the neighbourhood." They know how busy you are. The BERK
Representative gets down to business. He calls to keep you informed about
important developments in our range of speciality products and to encourage
your wider use of BERK Economy Brands to meet the large volume of "open
The BERK Representative means friendly service, regular calls, outstanding
speciality products, quality Economy Brands and better business. BERK
Representatives work for us but they take their orders from you.
Berk Brand Name
Bendrofluazide tablets BP
Tabs 2.5 mg 6- 5 mg
1 00 & 1 000
Erythromycin tablets BP
Tabs 250 mg
1 00 & 500
Imipramine tablets BP
Tabs 1 mg
Tabs 25 mg
250 & 1000
200 & 1 000
Tabs 500 mg
1 00 & 500
Methyldopa tablets BP
Tabs 250 mg
250 & 1000
Nitrofurantoin tablets BP
Tabs 50 mg & 100 mg
1 00 & 1 000
Oxytetracycline tabs/caps BP
Tabs & Caps 250 mg
Syrup 1 25 mg/5 ml
1 00 & 1 000
Penicillin V tablets BP
ECONOPEN ® V
Tabs 250 mg
100 & 500
Phenylbutazone tablets BP
Tabs 100 mg
Tabs 200 mg
250 & 1000
Quinidine sulphate tablets BP
Tabs 200 mg & 300 mg
100 & 500
Tetracycline tabs/caps BP
Tetracycline mixture BPC
Tabs 250 mg
Caps 250 mg
Syrup 1 25 mg/5 mi
1 00 & 1 000
100 & 500
Tetracycline hydrochloride BP
with nystatin BP tablets
Tabs 250 mg
BERK PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED • GODALMING & SHALFORD • SURREY
® Regd. Trade Mark
: Trade Mark
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972—443
Cosmetics and toiletries
Cool Foot from Beecham
Beecham Products have launched a com-
plementary line to their Cool underarm
deodorant, Cool Foot (£0-39), which is
designed to refresh hot tired feet and
destroy and prevent the further develop-
ment of the skin bacteria responsible for
odour. The product, presented in 130g
green aerosol cans, can be sprayed through
stockings and socks. To back the launch,
an advertising and promotional campaign
will take place through television, women's
magazines and the national Press and the
distribution of display material, including
dump-bins, shelf liners and price cards
(Beecham Products (UK), Beecham House,
Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex).
Creme rinse with protein
Rosedale have introduced a creme rinse
with protein (£0-19) available with two
different extracts, herbal being recom-
mended for dry or normal hair and lemon
This preparation, packed in a HOcc
bottle, should be applied after the hair is
towelled dry, and worked evenly through.
Two capfuls are the amount advised.
After application, the hair should be well
rinsed before setting (Fassett & Johnson
Ltd, 19 Radford Crescent, Billericay,
Cardinelli have introduced to the Hood-
wink range of false eyelashes three new
lines (£0-55) all available in black or
brown. Double Cross, a natural looking
human hair top lash is said to be knotted
in a most revolutionary way, while the
lower lash selection is increased by the
arrival of Extra Long Understatement,
also in human hair.
In addition, there are six Wash and
Wear lashes, made from Kanekalon fibre
and claimed to be ideal for wearing on
the beach and swimming because of the
waterproof adhesive. The names of the
six are Fables, Flappers, Sloopies, Toppers,
Lashings, and Blinkers (Cardinelli Beauty
Products Ltd, 339 Green Lanes, Haringey,
London N4 1EA).
Air Spun range extended
Coty have launched their Air Spun Eye
range and Air Spun Avacado Skin Care
The eye make-up includes powder
shadow (£0-45), which comes in a small
glass bottle and is lightly frosted in a
choice of six shades, Teal Green, Teal
Blue, Snow Violet, Pink Mauve, Silver
Green, Silver Taupe. The Fluid Eye liner
(£0-50) in a small square bottle is said to
be a new formula that will not thicken or
separate and gives a smooth non-smearing
line. This is available in Black, Brown,
Blue and Green as is the Automatic
Mascara (£0 50).
The brow creme styler (£0 65) is de-
signed to give the hair and skin a soft
sheen and comes in Blonde, Soft Brown,
Auburn and Charcoal Black, while the eye
accent (£0-55) in Peach Lustre, Rose Lus-
tre and Amber Lustre is a creamy blusher
for cheeks and temples.
The Avocado skin care collection, is
formulated with the three major skin types
in mind from natural organically derived
ingredients, including the oil of the Avo-
cado fruit. The collection comprises
cleansing creme in 2oz (£0-50) and 4oz
(£0-80) packs for dry and normal skins;
milk cleanser in 4oz pack (£0-55) for nor-
mal and oily skins, freshener (£0-60) in
4oz containers for dry and normal skins;
lotion toner (£0-60) in 4oz pack for oily
skin; creme moisturiser (£0-70) in 2oz for
dry skin; conditioning moisturiser (£0-80)
in 2oz for normal and oily skins, recom-
mended especially as a night treatment for
the latter; night creme in 2oz (£0-90) and
4oz (£135) containers and hand and nail
care creme in 3oz size (£0-65). All these
are to be on sale from May 1 (Coty Ltd,
Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex).
Glossies and Fruti-Face
Dorothy Gray have launched a range of
three fruit-fragranced creamy facial
cleansers, called Fruti-Face (£0-49), and
packed in containers similar in appearance
to yoghourt pots. The "flavours" are
lemon, lime and strawberry.
In addition, Glossies (£0-45) have been
announced. These are a range of different
shades of gel, presented in pots. The
preparation for cheeks comes in Glossi
Gleamy (no-colour), Glossi Peachy, Glossi
Rosy and Glossi Sunny (fake tan), while
for lips there are Glossi Brown, Glossi
Pink, Glossi Plum and Glossi Red and
for eyes Glossi Copper, Glossi Greeny-
Grey, Glossi Olive and Glossi Silver-Blue
(Gray Products Ltd, 2 Marshall Road,
Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex).
Aronde protein shampoo
Aronde Laboratories have introduced a
protein shampoo (£0-22) in a 375cc bottle.
This is the twelfth in their range of sham-
poos and is expected to be "one of
their most popular as it contains the valu-
able and health-giving proteins that are
currently so fashionable" (Aronde Labora-
tories Ltd, Sherbourne Avenue, Binstead,
Ryde, Isle of Wight).
Innoxa's new spray
The Innoxa newcomer is Free and Easy
dry spray anti-perspirant and deodorant
(£0-62) (Innoxa (England) Ltd, 436 Essex
Road, London Nl).
Trimma support tights
Scholl have announced Trimma support
tights, (£2-95), described in their advertis-
ing as "The Support Hose that outdares
support hose", because they say they have
developed a unique knitting process enab-
ling production of tights with compression
graduated correctly according to the vary-
ing shape of ankle, calf and thigh. The
panty section of the sheer lycra run
resistant micromesh is gussetted, and the
Continued on p 444
444— -Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
Continued from p 443
product is available in two shades, Glow
and Ash, and in four sizes.
Scholl have also introduced a deodoriser
for shoes (£0-39), designed to kill the
odour-producing bacteria and decrease
destructive fungi present in leather linings.
The product, presented in an aerosol
containing 140g, is said to last for at least
four weeks for two three-second bursts
every day. East pack of six cans comes
in a display outer with the banner "Keeps
shoes fresh" (Scholl (UK) Ltd, 182 St
John Street, London SC1P 1DH).
A range of sunglasses, combining fashion-
able frames with ophthalmically correct
lenses, is now being distributed to chemists
by M. Bender (Northern) Ltd, Newcastle-
The range, to be called Passport by
Martinelli, consists of 19 designs which
retail from £4-75-£6-25, and are manufac-
tured in Sydney, Australia by Martin
Wells Pty Ltd.
Each style is available in a choice of two
fashion colours and lenses blend with the
colours of the frames, 14 being plastic
and five metal.
Lenses are manufactured from CR 39
resin which gives approximately 70 per
cent absorption, is half the weight of glass
and four times as strong (M. Bender
(Northern) Ltd, Byker Village, Welbeck
Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 2DY).
Manufacturer Brocades (Great Britain) Ltd,
Trend House, Pyrford Road, West Byfleet,
Description White double-scored sustained
release tablets each containing 500mg
Indications, etc As for Brocadopa capsules
Notes The product is said to have a release
pattern over three hours and to give a
substantial reduction in the incidence and
severity of side effects
Pack Securitainers of 100 Temtabs (£4-46
Supply restrictions PI, S4B
Issued Hospitals : March. General practice :
during April 1972
Manufacturer Roussel Laboratories Ltd,
Roussel House, Wembley Park, Middlesex
Description Tablets each containing cyclo-
fenil lOOmg and marked with the letter "O"
on one side and "RL" on the reverse
Indications Anovulatory infertility, sub-
fertility due to oligo-ovulation, amenorrhoea
Contraindications Liver disease or a history
of liver dysfunction
Dosage Beginning three days after the onset
of natural or progesterone induced bleeding,
two tablets twice a day for 10 days followed
by 20 davs without treatment, If menstrua-
tion should occur during this interval treat-
ment should recommence on day 3 of the new
cycle. Treatment should be continued for a
minimum of three months unless pregnancy
Side effects Said to be insignificant. Mild
intestinal disturbances and general malaise.
Rarely cholestatic jaundice
Pack 60 tablets (£4-95 trade)
Supply restrictions TSA. Use is restricted to
hospitals and clinics studying and treating
infertility and menstrual dysfunction ; to
prescriptions originating from those sources
and from consultant practices with access to
Issued March 1972
TANDERIL eye ointment
Manufacturer Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Hurds-
field Industrial Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Description Eye ointment containing oxyphen-
butazone 10 per cent in a fatty base, with
phenyl ethyl alcohol 0-5 per cent
Indications Conjunctivitis, blepharitis, kerato-
conjunctivitis, episcleritis, keratitis and disease
of the anterior uveal tract. Also following
surgical procedures and for inflammation
Method of use Should be applied to the
affected eye two to five times a day
Precautions Should be used with caution in
cases of glaucoma secondary to injury or
infection. In purulent inflammatory condi-
tions anti-infective therapy should be given
Side effects Intolerance may develop after
continued use exhibited as oedema of the
eyelid, epiphora Cminimal), redness of the
palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva
Pack Tubes of 5g (£0-48, trade)
Supply restrictions PI, S4B
Issued April 1972
Manufacturer E. R. Squibb & Sons Ltd,
Moreton, Wirral, Cheshire
Description A protective plaster, made from
gelatin, pectin, carboxymethyl-cellulose and
polyisobutylene. It is coated one side with
an impermeable polythene film and on the
adhesive side with a parchment release paper
Indications Peristomal skin-care in ileostomy,
colostomy, ileal conduits and fistulae of the
uDner gastro-intestinal tract
Method of use A cutting guide is provided
to facilitate the fashioning of a centre hole
which will fit closely to the stoma — complete
instructions are included in the pack
Storage Store in a cool place
Pack Box of five 4in X 4in squares (£2-75
Issued April 7. 1972
TANDERIL ALKA tablets
Manufacturer Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Maccles-
field, Cheshire, SK10 2LY
Description Light beige compression coated
tablets each containing oxyphenbutazone
lOOmg, dried aluminium hydroxide gel lOOmg
and magnesium trisilicate 150mg
Indications Rheumatic and allied conditions
including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
and ankylosing spondylitis
Contraindications Oedema or hypertension
where there is a danger of cardiac decom-
pensation, also in renal and hepatic disease ;
history of dyspepsia, peptic ulceration or
Dosage Initially 2 tablets two or three times
daily, with meals, for two to three days,
then 1 tablet three or four times daily or
as required for maintenance therapy
Notes The coated tablets consist of a mantle
of the two antacids surrounding a central
core of oxyphenbutazone. Incidence of gastric
upset may be significantly reduced with
Precautions May potentiate coumarin type
anticoagulants indicating prothrombin level
estimation during concurrent therapy. Poten-
tiates certain oral hypoglycaemic agents and
Side effects Gastric irritation and oedema
due to sodium retention
Pack Of 100 (£1-69 trade)
Supply restrictions PI, S4B
Issued April 1972
Manufacturer Omega Laboratories Ltd,
Distributor L.R.B. Pearce Ltd, 125 High
Holborn, London WC1V 6QJ
Description Rubber stoppered vials of
pyridine-extracted, aluminium-absorbed, aller-
Indications Treatment of allergy disorders,
eg hay fever, asthma, rhinitis, etc
Dosage Usually 10-14 injections followed by
a maintenance dose every 4-8 weeks
Precautions The usual precautions in the
administration of allergenic extracts should
Side effects Severe local or systemic reactions
Storage Below 4°C
Diluent A special buffered saline diluent is
Packs Sets of 3 X 5ml vials 100, 1,000 and
10,000 PNU (£4-50 trade), also bulk con-
Issued February 1972
Bartlett Co. Ltd.
Take pride in announcing the opening of their combined
new modern offices, showrooms and warehouse at
Tel. No.: 01-960 0922/8 167-185 FRESTON ROAD
Telex No.: 923223 LONDON W10 6TH
Office opened 27th March, 1972.
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 — 445
New design for Houbigant
A redesign for the packaging of the
Monsieur Houbigant range has been
carried out for Houbigant Ltd, 76 City
Road, London EC1. The outers now in-
corporate a black and brown design with
brand names blocked in gold or silver on
a black background panel. In addition to
the seven new packs, there are two new
wrap-round aerosol can labels for the
spray talc and spray deodorants.
Wilkinson Sword Ltd, Sword Works,
Southfield Road, London W4, have an-
nounced that their aerosol shaving soap
will be launched in an 8oz can, with a
special cap including two razor blades. In
addition their razor carton has been re-
designed, incorporating the traditional
black and gold colours with transparent
panel to show the razor.
To support these moves, there are two
new display units — one holding six cans
of the soap and six razors, backed by a
slot-in showcard, and the other is tiered
and designed to contain six soap aerosols,
plus a slot-in card drawing attention to
the new size. The bonded shaving system,
which won a Council of Industrial Design
Award, is also being supported with new
Ster-Zac not reformulated
Hough, Hoseason & Co Ltd, Levenshulme,
Manchester M19 3PT, ask us to point out
Faberge Inc, Ridgeway, Iver, Bucks SLO
9JG have introduced a hand size Xanadu
extra-strength 1oz Cologne (£0-85),
packed in a silver box with see-through
that their Ster-Zac bath concentrate is not
to be reformulated (as was incorrectly
stated in last week's Babycare supplement,
p 5). It is, they point out, a prescription
only product. It is not widely used for the
bathing of babies but is mostly used in
hospitals and against prescriptions for the
treatment of chronic and recurrent furun-
Nor is it their intention to reformulate
Ster-Zac, DC, which is primarily a surgical
scrub and is not advertised to the public.
Its use by the public is predominantly
under medical advice.
Ster-Zac powder is a prescription-only
product and will not be reformulated.
Retail pharmacists throughout the coun-
try will be receiving instructions in rela-
tion to exchange of stocks of Zac baby
cream and Zac baby powder during the
next few days. These two products, which
are chemist only lines, have been reformu-
lated and stocks are available from
Metanium new size
Bengue & Co Ltd, Mount Pleasant, Alper-
ton, Middlesex HAO 1TX announce the
introduction of a 35g jar presentation of
Metanium ointment (£0-32). Available
Beecham use Confravision
To introduce AH Fresh clean up squares
to sales managers, Beecham Products
used the Post Office's inter-city television
This enabled a panel of sales and mar-
keting executives at the Euston Tower
studio in London to make an hour long
call to the audience in Bristol, thus saving
transportation costs and valuable executive
time. This medium provides the oppor-
tunity for a two-way discussion to take
place between any of five cities — so far,
London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manches-
ter and Bristol.
Commenting on the success of the
presentation, a Beecham spokesman said :
"We were highly delighted with the whole
operation. We were able to deliver a
detailed briefing to people who would
not normally be able to participate due to
"We found that rather than diminishing
the effect of a marketing presentation,
the medium provided ideal conditions for
a far greater degree of concentration by
The Kaylene Division of Dearborn
Chemicals Limited have announced that
from May 1, 1972 their agency arrange-
ment with Vestric Ltd will be concluded
and all orders for their products should
be sent to Dearborn Chemicals Ltd, Wid-
It is proposed to operate a 15 per cent
wholesalers discount from chemists' prices
and a minimum order value of £10 at ex-
works prices with carriage charged extra
will be operative, or alternatively a mini-
mum order value of £15 carriage paid, will
Deb Chemical Proprietaries Ltd, Forfar
Works, Belper, Derbyshire are again assu-
ming responsibility for sales of their
Swarfega hand cleanser to retail outlets
from April 1, when the three year arrange-
ment with the agency, Cooper, McDougall
& Robertson Ltd ends. Therefore, Deb
ask that all orders should be sent direct
iy| 1 II iiii iUI
Vacco Ltd, Grosvenor Gardens, London
SW1. Vacco models VMS, VMSQ, VBB
and VBBQ 50 per cent discount on cost
(extended to April 30).
Winthrop Laboratories, Winthrop House,
Surbiton-upon-Thames, Surrey. Hayphryn.
24 invoiced as 20 (through wholesalers
Antibiotics & Vitamins Ltd, 43 Worship
Street, London EC2. Oralcer. 2 tubes of
25 pellets on a 2 dozen display outer.
Offer to continue until May 1.
Menley & James Laboratories, division
of Smith Kline & French Laboratories
Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Triso-
novin 13 invoiced as 12. 54 invoiced as
48. [Corrected note.]
Cuxson, Gerrard & Co Ltd, Fountain
Lane, Oldbury, Warley, Worcs. Zinc starch
and talc dusting powder BPC. Fourteen
invoiced as 12 (for three months from
April 1 obtained direct and for April
only through wholesalers).
Parke, Davis & Co, Usk Road, Pontypool,
Mon NP4 8YH. Caladryl. Offers for
cream, lotion and aerosol ranging from
26 invoiced as 24 for cream and lotion to
120 invoiced as 96 for cream and lotion.
Soladryl. 14 invoiced as 12 in display outer
and packed in new plastic tubes.
446 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
Signal 2 number two
The latest AGB analysis shows that Signal
2 toothpaste has been the second fastest
selling brand for the past three months,
with a volume share of 15 per cent of the
market, according to Gibbs.
This they attribute to having begun
building last year the brand image of be-
ing suitable for the entire family and
caring for children's teeth, backed by
national television advertising. Signal 2,
they add, is the only really success story
for a fluoride toothpaste in the UK, and
big expenditure both above and below
the line is planned for this year also (Elida
Gibbs Ltd, PO Box IDY, Portman Square,
Lempak change tactics
The advertising campaign for Christy's
Lempak range of skin care products is to
be directed through mass circulation
magazines, instead of television and
national newspapers. The publications
involved in the campaign, between the
beginning of April to the end of July and
from October to November, are Honey,
19, She, Annabel, Flair, Jackie, Woman
and Home, Cosmopolitan, My Weekly,
Woman's Realm and Petticoat (Thos.
Christy & Co Ltd, North Lane, Aldershot,
Airwick solid advertising doubled
A record £100,000 advertising campaign
for Airwick Solid, the "24-hour-a-day
freshener", breaks this montih, and Jeyes
are predicting the product will become
" undisputed brand leader in only the
second year of its life". There are to be
whole page advertisements in Woman,
Women's Realm, Woman's Weekly, Good
Housekeeping, Family Circle, My Weekly,
Woman and Home, She, TV Times,
Homes and Gardens and Ideal Home to
reach 82 4 per cent of its target housewife
audience (Jeyes UK Ltd, Brunei Way,
Ronson display units
Ronson have announced two new display
units for their range of shavers and
The SM 119 has been designed to hold
the complete range, and is finished in
white polyurethane with aluminium top
and base trim. Fully illuminated by
fluorescent lighting, the interior has a
glass shelf and displays the shavers against
a bright blue background. It is lockable,
measures 18|in high x 20in wide x 12in
deep and is available to Ronson stockists
The shaver accessory wire dispenser
unit SM 104, is supplied free against bulk
orders for spares. In addition, the com-
pany has announced a Press advertising
campaign for the battery shaver running
from April to June, spearheaded by the
Daily Express and followed by Camping
and Caravanning, Caravan, Practical
Caravan, Yachting World, Motor Sport,
Motor Boat and Angler's Mail (Ronson
Products Ltd, Randalls Road, Leather-
Chesebrough-Pond's new counter unit
for Spray 'n Stay
Until the end of April Hermesetas are
flashed with 5p off for the 650 pack and
2p off the 300 pack. In order to preserve
retailers' margins, trade prices per dozen
are reduced by £018 for 300 packs and
£0-45 for 650 packs (Crookes Anestan Ltd,
Telford Road, Houndmills Estate, Basing-
Jean Sorelle have introduced a Bathtime
Boutique, designed to promote toiletries
for gifts. This is in the form of a metal
display unit with header-board, and holds
six different combinations of products all
at £0-30. The packs include three miniature
bubble baths; two bath cubes, one guest
soap, one shampoo; three bath cubes, two
guest soaps; two bubble baths, one guest
soap (Jean Sorelle Ltd, 117 Great Portland
Street, London WIN 6AH).
Faberge counter units
Three new counter display units have just
been introduced by Faberge. One, in
amethyst, holds 12 of the new Xanadu
loz handbag size sprays.
Kiku loz Cologne is reintroduced in a
black unit which hold six bottles, boxed in
yellow, while Eau de Parfum sprays of
the same fragrance comes in a yellow and
gold merchandiser (Faberge Inc. Ridge-
way, Iver, Bucks SL0 9JG).
A to Z of dental health
A new alphabet leaflet which examines
dental health is now available from Punch
and Judy toothpaste. Designed to attract
parents as well as children, points raised
include the fact that some two-year-olds
have been known to need dentures because
they have eaten too many sweets without
teeth having been cleaned (Reckitt &
Colman toiletries division, Sunnydale,
Boldest campaign yet
LR Industries have launched what they
describe as the boldest consumer adver-
tising campaign yet for their Durex contra-
ceptives, due to run until the end of July.
Among the publications in which the
product will appear are Hers, Honey, 19,
Nova, True Magazine, Woman, Woman's
Own, Petticoat, Reader's Digest, Student,
Brides, Daily Mirror, Sun, News of the
World, People and Sunday Mirror. The
theme of the campaign is "Which contra-
ceptive should we choose?", because, say
the company, their research has shown
there is a lack of information about the
subject in the 16-44 age group (LR Indus-
tries Ltd, North Circular Road, London
All Fresh on television
Due for June and July is a £100,000
national television advertising campaign
for All Fresh clean up squares.
This boost, covering 95 per cent of the
target, will be supported by a 3p off cou-
pon being incorporated in a holiday plan-
ning booklet issued through tour operators
and redeemable against one box of the
product through stockists. The booklet will
also contain an editorial feature on All
Fresh, reaching an estimated L35 million
holiday makers (Beecham Products (UK).
Beecham House, Great West Road, Brent-
New Complan slogan
Packets of Complan now carry the flash
"Brimful of Nourishment", and it is
reflected in the modified floor display unit
for the product which holds two cases of
Complan and carries a three-dimensional
headboard (Glaxo Laboratories Ltd,
In '= London; M = Midland; Lc = Lancashire;
Y = Yorkshire; Sc = Scotland; WW = Wales
and West; So = South; NE = North-east; A =
Anglia; U = Ulster; We = Westward; B =
Border; Q = Grampian; E = Eireann; CI =
Anadin: All except G, E
Andrews Liver Salt: All except U, E
Astral: M, Y, Sc, NE, A, B, G
Dry Action Shield: All except E
Harmony hairspray: All except E
Protein 21: All except E
Silvikrin hairspray: All except E
Sunsilk shampoo and hairspray: All
Tegrin medicated shampoo: All except
Twice as Lasting: All except E
Wilkinson Sword bonded shaving
system: All except E
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 — 447
If you're not cashing in
on Britain's top selling
of your shelf
When more than one brand
claims brand leadership,
someone's got to be kidding.
We wouldn't fool you about
New Body Mist.
Continuing audits over the
years have always shown Body Mist
as the most popular brand.
Nearly twice as much New Body Mist s
is bought in grocers and chemists
than any other anti-perspirant deodorant.
So, in your business as well as ours . . .
It pays to take care
of Number One
And when does quality not really
Regent Laboratories are meticulous
about quality control. It is rigidly
applied as a continuous process
ensuring every product is made to the
very highest standard.
Regent offer a personal service,
custom manufacturing, private
labelling, export service and delivery
from stock, to the wholesale trade only.
Send for complete details of the range
of generic tablets, capsules and custom
manufacturing services to
Regent Laboratories Ltd
Cunard Road Park Royal London NW1
01 -965 3637/9 Cables: Vitakap London
REGENT LABORATORIES LTD
for 12 months
lement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
HEMIST & DRUGGIST
ARTERLY PRICE LIST
W TAX-INCLUSIVE RETAIL PRICES
BERTO CULVER CO
aerosoL 40g £0.26; 60g £0.30;
Fresh antiperspirant £0.40; deo-
Sethairspray 120g £0.24; 303g
hampoo sachets £0.03; 560cc
5 hairdressing £0.33
iairspray 130g £0.42; 220g £0.60;
landbag £0.30; salon £0.82
DRE PHILIPPE LTD
sr shave lotion 103 £0.34
h essence 9 £0.44
ubble bottle 25 £0.28
andlestick 7 £0.37
ocktail 30 £0.73
:ontinental 35 £0.95
iecanter 8 £0.70
iimple 2 £0.12
)iggy bank 21 £0.30
ing bottle 28 £0.28
slim diamond 14 £0.50
wan dimple 3 £0.28; baby 1 £0.12
wist bottle 6 £0.18
lnicorn 16 £0.97
jubble bottle 38 £0.28
iimple 37 £0.12
ring bottle 29 £0.28
slim diamond 24 £0.50
3wan dimple baby 36 £0.12; 23
wist 27 £0.18
onicorn 18 £0.97
logne/lavender 34 £0.95
ip guest ovals (6) 31 £0.35
let water decanter 26 £0.70
poleon Desiree perfume lOcc £2.25;
L8ec £3.30; 30cc £4.25; Cologne
48cc £2.75; 96cc £4.30; 175cc
hi eau de parfum 48cc £2.75; 94cc
£4.30; 195cc £6.95
ARNOLD HAIR & SKIN INSTITUTE
Gralac £0.591; £1.01j
Safoin colour gloss oil £0.59l; glamour
after hair lotion £0.59!
astringent cream £0.59j; £1.01j
cleansing cream £0.591; El.OlJ
easy hair tint £0.59!
eyelash tonic cream £0.52!
hair Grokair £0.59i
tinting crayon £0.52!
remover stick £0.52!
pine shampoo £0.35
powderstone hair eraser £1.0lJ
skin food £0.59l; £1.0l|
wrinkle cream £0.59l; £1.0l!
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO
Wellcome aspirin tablets 100 £0.17!
phenacetin tablets 25 £0.101; 100
Alusac tablets 40 £0.44; 200 £2.01
Cerevon tablets 100 £0.33
Cicatrin aerosol £1.07; cream 15g
£0.591; 100g £2.62l; powder 15g
£0.591; 50g £1.49
Laevoral 250ml £1.14
Laevoral C 100ml £0.59l
S7 cream £0.38l; jelly £0.241;
powder 15g £0.15; 75g £0.77
after shave £0.42
fragrance 28cc £0.36; 104cc £0.63;
210cc £1.00; spray £0.50
golden body rub £0.50
hand lotion £0.34
herbal bath oil sachet £0.07; bottle
foam bath sachet £0.07; bottle
oatmeal beauty soap £0.14
shampoo sachet £0.07; bottle £0.34
Care hand cream £0.20
Cedar Wood for men
after shave £0.36
antiperspirant spray £0.40; stick
foam shave £0.44
hair cream £0.29; spray £0.40
pre-electric shave £0.36
shave cream brushless £0.24;
shaving bowl £0.53; refill £0.31
talcum £0.27; £0.40
bath blossoms £0.27
Cologne £0.30; stick £0.30
foam bath £0.07
fragrance spray £0.47
hand lotion £0.30
perfume phial £0.30
spray set £0.38; unperfumed £0.42
splash fragrance £0.50
talcum £0.27; £0.40
bath oil sachet £0.07; bottle £0.50
foam bath sachet £0.07; bottle
fragrance 28cc £0.39; 96cc £0.62;
190cc £1.08; spray £0.53
green milk massage E0.50
hand lotion £0.35
scrub soap £0.14
Sombrero cream £0.23
G BARKER (LIQUID OF LIFE) LTD
Barker's antiseptic cream £0.25
Liquid of Life £0.20; £0.50; tablets
BDH PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Almacarb tablets 40 £0.26l; 200 £1.05
Baumol soap E 0.081
Colliron 150ml £0.39
Entair capsules 30 £0.53
Entair-A capsules 30 £0.53
Locan suppositories £0.26
BENGUE & CO LTD
Agocholine granules £0.37
Antalby suppositories adults £0.39l;
children £0.39l; tablets £0.39!
Bengue's balsam original £0.201;
Magnogene tablets £0.79!
Nestosyl anaesthetic oil aerosol £0.56;
Opobyl pills £0.32
Passiorine 100ml £0.32
Pulmo Bailly £0.28!
Trinuride tablets 100 £2 . 08
Veltis unperfumed £ 0.201; perfumed
40g £0.14; 70g £0.20!
BOOTS COMPANY LTD
Ardinex 100 £0.84
Dijex liquid £0.15!; tablets 30 £0.14;
E45 cream 50g £0.20l; 500g £0.52!
Mycota spray £0.27!
H.BRONNLEY & CO LTD
after bath Cologne travel £0.17: lOoz
£0.58; Japonica £0.68
antiseptic lotion £0.37
baby coffret £0.99; lotion £0.27;
powder £0.22; soap £0.20
bath crystals 0074 £0.55; 0402 £1.10;
0438 £0.60; cubes 0066 £0.06;
bubble bath 5oz £0.44; lOoz £0.62;
travel £0.17; herb £0.55; Japonica
£0.59; sachets £0.06
deodorant £0.22; £0.38
hand and body lotion 5oz £0.37; lOoz
£0.50; travel £0.17; Japonica £0.50
Happy bath day £0.32
Happy Hands £0.32
Happy lemon day £0.35; bath day
soaps antiseptic £0.17; bath ball
£0.70; herb bath £0.31; herb
visitors £0.11; herb 1143 £0.31;
de luxe £0.25; fruit punnets £0.18;
hearts visitors; lemon toilet £0.18;
bath £0.29; on rope £0.46; jumbo
on rope £0.60; orange toilet £0.18;
rainbow £0.15; eggs 12 £0.30;
basket of 5 £0.38; pre-make up
£0.17; sponge £0.50; sea shell
£0.55; turtle oil visitors £0.10;
toilet £0.15; bath £0.23; bath in
ARTHUR H. COX & CO LTD
Calazean cream £0.16!
Entroquin tablets 20 £0.19l; 80 £0.63
Emetrol 150ml £0.6l!
Iodine oil 28ml £0.171; 100ml £0.39!
Karvol capsules 10 £0.15
Maalox suspension £0.571; tablets
CUSTOM SYNTHETICS LTD
specify vVellcome If nsu I i ns
Soluble • Lente • Protamine • Globin ■ Isophane and 'Nuso' Neutral Insulin
Wellcome Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) Dartford, Kent * Trade Mark
Supplement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1
Canadian healing oil £0.26
DEARBORN CHEMICALS LTD
Kaylene-oil £0.42; with phenolphtha-
Magsorbent powder 50g £0.15; 150g
£0.29; tablets £0.20
FBA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Bayer aspirin tablets 100 £0.26
FULFORD WILLIAMS INTERNA-
Barret Swiss hand treatment £0.31
Cutipen £0.29; refill £0.21
Doans ointment £0.17; pills £0.164;
Nutrinal £0.29; refill £0.21
Apres Soleil £0.554
creme 50g £0.384; lOOg £0.59
duo tan aerosol £0.67; bottle
£0.644; tube £0.384
lait hydratant £0.554
mousse aerosol £0.67
non greasy aerosol £0.67
oil 60cc £0.384; 120cc £0.59
oil free lotion £0.554
Belle argent £0.38
Belle color £0.39
Color Glo £0.25
Color Match £0.42
Dop shampoo mini £0.06; (5) £0.18;
Elnett satin 75g £0.34; 130g £0.50:
245g £0.72; 300g £0.81; 500g £1.24;
L'Oreal bleach £0.28
Reban setting lotion 1 dose £0.124;
95cc £0.50; shampoo sachet £0.084;
Twice as Lasting £0.094; £0.33; with
colour £0.09 4
HARVEY -SCRUTON LTD
baby powder 4oz £0.12; 8oz £0.184
gripe mixture £0.17
INTERFRAN MANAGEMENT LTD
anti-perspirant cream £2.12; liquid
£2.12; spray £2.12
Esoterica cream original £1.49; facial
£1.49; fortified £2.10; special
£2.15; hand lotion £1.12
Hermerex beauty serum loz £1.27
soap (3) £1.65
Aero dry shampoo £0.18
Balm Dalet £0.22
Damaskin leg make up £0.19-4
Do-Do linctus £0.30; tablets 8 £0.10;
24 £0.24; 100 £0.824
Linco-Beer shampoo sachet £0.05;
2oz £0.15; 8oz £0.51
Migraleve duo pack 12 £0.39; 24
£0.69-|; pink tablets 12 £0.42;
yellow tablets 8 £0.20|
Mu-cron liquid £0.21; tablets 12
£0.18j; 30 £0.33
Relaxa-Tabs 18 £0.184; 36 £0.294
Respaton lozenges 48 £1.26
JOHNSON WAX LTD
Us antiperspirant 6oz f 0.41;
bath additive f 0.47
ELI LILLY & CO LTD
Histadyl EC syrup 450ml £0.90;
Sedatussin 450ml £0.55; 2.251 £2.28
Vortel Pulvules 100 f 1.18; syrup
120ml £0.49; 450ml f 1.49
MILES LABORATORIES LTD
Alka -Seltzer 12 tablets £0.15
NICHOLAS PRODUCTS LTD
Aspro 60's £0.32; 120's £0.55
Norsebad 60cc £0.45; 120cc
Radox £0.17: £0.26; footspray £0.48
Rennie 100's £0.31
Trugel standard £0.22; economy
Enzypan 40 £0.39; 120 £0.88
Normacol antispasmodic lOOg
£0.39; 250g £0.88; 500g £1.58;
special lOOg £0.35; 250g
£0.79; 500g £1.45; 2k £5.60;
standard lOOg £0.35; 250g
£0.79; 500g £1.45; 2k £5.60
Spasmonal f 0. 53
PARKE DAVIS Si CO
Alophen pills 50 £0.174;
analgesic balm 25g £0.23
Bardase tablets 50 £0.37; 500
Benylets 24 £0.14
Benylln expectorant 125ml £0.274
Benylin with codeine 125ml £0.314
Caladryl lotion 125m £0.21;
2.251 £2.59; aerosol spray
£0.394; cream 42g £0.184;
Capsolin 38g £0. 174
Cascara Evacuant 42m £0.2l4;
125ml £0.51; 500ml £1.734
Cltralka liquid 500ml £0.40|
Cosylan 125ml £0.28
Desibyl Kapseals 50 £0.49
Elase 30ml £1.154; ointment lOg
£0.98; 30g £1.784
Euthymol toothpaste standard
£0. 144; large £ 0.214
Geriplex Kapseals 25 £0.734;
Kaogel 150ml £0.3l4; 360ml £0.58
Metatone 250ml £0.264; 500ml
Glanta liquid 150ml f0.3l4;
360ml f O.685; tablets 24 £0.264;
Mylocan drops 30ml £0.524; tablets
Neko soap £0.10j
Skrub Kreme 300ml £0.6l|
shaving cream brushless £0.174;
skin balm liquid £0.35; tube £0.23
Soladryl suntan cream standard
£0.21; large £0.30
Taka-Diastase liquid 125ml £0.314;
powder 25g £1.00; tablets
150mg 100 £0.70; sedative
elixir 500ml £1.19
Taka-Diastase, pepsin and
pancreatin tablets 100 £0.93
Takazyma 50g £0.3l|; 500g E2.01J;
lozenges 30 £0.23; 100 £0.58;
Vi-Siblin 500g £1.33
Kaogel 41 £5.83
SPECIALITIES (MAY & BAKER LTD)
Phytodermine cream 25g £0.23;
Zephrol cough syrup £0.17-2
POLAROID (UK) LTD
cameras Big Shot £15.30;
Colorpack 80 £16.95;
Colorpack III £23.30; model
320 £35.95; model 340
£54.95; model 350 £81.95;
Square Shooter 2 £13.30;
Super Swinger f 7.30;
Swinger II £5.95
films types 20 £0.70; 87 £0.93;
88 £1.59; 107 £1.13; 108
£2.05; 42 £1.36; 47 £1.45
RADIOL CHEMICALS LTD
Bone Radiol liniment £0.80;
BR healing jelly £0.23
Colic Radiol £0.494
Dianimol syrup 25ml £0.20;
50ml f0.29; 100ml £0.394;
450ml £0.97; 21 £2.93
Radian A 25ml £0. 194; 50ml
£0.294; 450ml £2.06
Radian B 50ml £ 0.204; 100ml
E0.28J; 200ml £0.40; 450ml
£0.81; 21 £3.46
Radian bath salts 450g £0.26;
3kg 1.48; massage cream 40g
£0.22; lOOg £0.32; 450g £0.81
Radiol fly repellent £0. 22
colic £0.494; 4 oils 350ml
0.95; 21 £3.93; electuary 120g
£0.424; 560g £0.99; leg wash
£0.244; spirit dressing £1.32;
liniment £0.75; f3.46
Stevens ointment £0.494
RIMMEL INTERNATIONAL LTD
H.E. after bath talc £0.33
after shave freshener £0.33
after shave Cologne £0.62
anti-perspirant deodorant £0.49
hair groom £0.39
silky shave £0.51
base coat £0. 13
beauty glove hand cream f 0. 17
blush stick pearly £0. 29
cleansing milk £0.17; pads £0.14
cold cream £0. 22
Cologne floral £0. 22; classic
compressed powder £0. 14;
compact £0.29; antishine
£0.18; translucent £0.22
cuticle remover £0. 13
eyelid gloss £0.22
eyeliner brush 0.15; cake £0.13;
eyelash outfit £0.70; adhesive
eye make-up cabinet £1.02;
removing lotion £0.18
eye pencils £0. 13
eye shadow applicator £0.18;
brush £0.22; compressed £0.14;
cream f0.13; frosted £0.17;
frosted collection £0.50; shadow
and eyeliner frosted £0.55;
palette £0.32; stick £0.13;
duo brush £0.33
Grey -away shampoo £0.14
hair colourant shampoo £ . 14
herbal face mask £0.24
hide and heal stick f 0. 17
lip brush £0.30
lip and lid gloss f 0. 18
lip glosser £0. 17
lip glow pearly £0. 18
lipstick push up £0. 14; twist up
£0.22; moisturised £0.27
liquid make-up £0.13
make-up brush £0.32; stick
mascara block £0.14; brush -on
£0. 29; lash thickener £0. 22;
original £0.33; roll-on £0.15;
wipe off pads £0. 14
medicated make-up cake £0.18;
moisturised make-up f0.24;
skin food £0.27
nail lacquer £0.13; frosted opal
£0.29; Pearlised f 0. 17;
remover £0.17; remover pads
f0.17; strengthened £0.17
oatmeal pack £0.18; soap £0.14
pat -on-translucent blush £0.48
perfumes f0.22; classic £0.33
powder puffs velour (2) £0.17
rouge compressed £0.14; creaj
skin toning lotion £0. 17
spot clearing face wash £0.27
toilet vinegar £0.55
translucent blush £0. 15
violet oatmeal f0.55
RUTIN PRODUCTS LTD
Rutin-T £0.52; £0.98
Rutivite tablets 90 f 0.52;
SCHOLL (UK) LTD
Clear Jade £0.34
corn and callous files £0.25
deodorant £0.40; refresher
handbag size £0.23;
standard f 0.40; powder larg
hard skin reducer £0.10
nail clippers £0.44
Smooth away £0.34
Visclair aerosols 6 £3.08;
nasal spray £0.82; tablets
SMITH KENDON LTD
Brompton hospital lozenges £0.13
bronchial pastilles £0.134
catarrh pastilles £0. 134
Geeps pastilles £0. 134
iodised blackcurrant pastilles
linseed, liquorice and chlorodyne
lozenges f 0.134
red gum and menthol pastilles
STAFFORD MILLER LTD
Amm-i-dent £0.13; £0.18
Dentu-creme £0.15; £0.204;
Sensodyne £0.264; £0.38
Tegrin shampoo f0.36
STIEFEL LABORATORIES (UK)
Oilatum application £0.524; bar
£0.35; emollient 150ml f 0.734;
Polytar liquid 65ml £0.834; 150ml
£0.63; 1000ml £3.15
Zea-sorb powder 60g £0.49
SYNTEX PHARMACEUTICALS LTI
Syntex deep cleanser £0.63
nourishing night cream £1. 17
protecting dry cream 24g £0.67;
skin freshener £0.63
WHITE LABORATORIES LTD
Aspergum 50 £0.33
Correctol 25 £0.18; 50 £0.32
Cushion Grip £0.35
Diafrutes £0. 124
Feenamint £0. 134
Meggazones £0. 15; tins £0. 18;
pastilles catarrh, cherry cough,
glycerin of thymol, glycerin
and blackcurrant, glycerin,
lemon and honey, menthol and
Rinstead gel f 0. 184 pastilles
tablets dyspepsia 50 £0. 144;
JOHN WYETH & BROTHER LTD
Algipan £0. 2l4
Endrine 25ml £0.17-4; 100ml
Petrolagar 200ml £0.214;
plement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
DEW PRODUCTS AND
THOSE TAXED AT LOWER RATES
IDS (671 Jeyes)
JDS (193 Brobat)
fectant 210 ml
[OMYCDN (746 Lederle)
sules 250 mg 20 0.45
pack of 1 6
[OMYCIN V (746 Lederle)
sules 250 mg 20 0.56
pack of 1 6
dkiller 4 oz
i (208 BW)
lets 100 0.33
osols, alpine, lilac
283 g 1.89dz
refill 1 .98dz
ERTO CULVER (24 ACC)
t Set shampoo
495 cc size
l-O-Saf safflower oil
1 pt 2.76dz
1 gal 1 .695
izy biscuits plain
or ginger 7 oz
:cheese spread 3Vi oz
ow Queen instant skimmed milk
sun flower seed oil
ast savoury spread
INSON (40 Allinson)
ied yeast 4 oz
10,000 units vial
10 ml 7.50
in testing solutions
PYRAL-M1TE ( 1 460 Dome)
rtified maintenance therapy
in testing solutions
1 150ml 1.33dz
1 70 ml
blets 500 mg 20 0.735
r IX(8l8 M&B)
rTOMET (180 BEP)
■"LOMET ( 1 345 Woodward )
)RE PHILIPPE (48 AP)
lir dressing for men 1 04
tir lacquer aerosol
medium 8 oz II
refill 1 2
lir spray aerosol 17
EK (328 CCC)
11NINE-SORBITOL (Egic (1123 SLD)
1AC ( 1 303 Wander)
ASTRAL (333 Cupal)
general purpose blocks
free si a,
0. 10! j
BROBAT (1 93 Brobat)
bleach 30 oz 0.85dz
40 oz 0.96dz
suds 28 oz 0.9Sdz
fresh disinfectant 1 2oz
tablets 20 0.26
BRONCHI LATOR ( 1 599 Winthrop)
12 5 ml 0.78
BRUFEN (147 Boots)
suspension 200 nil
BUTOMET ( 1 345 Woodward)
tablets packs of 50 & 1000
Touch of Spring
CAFERGOT ( 1 098 Sandoz 1
tablets packs of 20 and 500
Grace *n' Charm
11. 2 s
CALCIUM-SANDOZ ( 1 098 Sandoz)
ampoules 10?; 10 ml pack of 20
5 ml pack of 10
Nice 'n' Fresh
vitamin C 10 ml pack of 20
CALMIC ( 2 1 8 Culmic)
AUREOMYCIN (746 Lederle)
CALM1C (1610 WCSD)
capsules 250 mg 20
CALPOL (218 Calmic)
pack of 1 6
CALPOL (1610 WCSD)
AURORA (243 Ccrnelle) entire entry
AURORA (243 Cernelle)
CAMEO (1073 Robinson)
five fruits, orange and
rusks, cereal with carrots.
cereal with spinach.
CAlNlNUiN ( __4 Cannon )
cereal with mixed vegetables
nurser cap, disc and teat
cereal with chocolate.
0. 1 S
cereal with honey
with Dormal cap
0. 1 53
smooth neck feeder set
0.1 3 'A
soother (all rubber)
it 1 1
U. 1 _
BACTRIAN (776 J ML)
teat narrow neck
BARBER (85 BES)
u. u 1
hot water bottles
infra-red and luminous
1 1 1
heat table popular
infra-red and luminous
BEAR BRAND ( 1 449 R & CFD)
tub honey 1 lb
cleaning fluid smalt
BELLADEN AL ( 1 303 Wande
tablets packs of 20 and 500
retard packs ot 20 and 500
BELLERGAL ( 1 098)
retard packs of 20 and 1000
Fleurs de Lis
BELTUX (243 Cernelle)
Noah's Ark series
packs of 30. 250, 500 and 1 000
hot water bottles (covered)
BENORAL ( 1 599 Winthrop)
suspension 20% 300 ml
suspension 40^ 300 ml
BENZOCA1NE PHASAR (972
Royal Scot tartan
lozenges 1 5
BISKS (1530 Fisons)
CAPRIN (1 143 SPL)
cheese and celery
CARNATION (33° CG)
bunion rings tfiin
coffee creams 4 meal
CASCADE (818 M&B)
custard creams 4 meal
photographic wetting asent
digestive sweetmeal 8 oz
CEDILANID ( 1 098 Sandoz)
orange creams 4 meal
ampoules 2 ml 5
packs of 6 and 30
CERN1DENT (243 Cerndle)
CHAPPIE (976 Petfoods)
water biscuits 4 oz
CHEKWATE (103 Beecham)
CHIEFS (702 KC)
BISMA-REX (848 Minnesota)
packs of 40 and 100 tablets
tablets 25 mg 500
t s 4B
50 mg 500
100 mg 500
CHROM1UM-SANDOZ ( 1 098 Sandoz)
BRICANYL (68 Astra)
syrup 200 ml
tablets pack of 25
Supplement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1 972 I
CIROTYL (938PD) entire entry
chest & back protector
(""i r»\/nTnv (oi o lis n<
LLUVUI Ua ( 5 1 8 M&d)
lawn food 2'/ : lb
( ~T\ H R 1 ( ft 1 Si \A 8. D i
IVDKUL 15 1 O MOLD)
liquid to make 250 ml
lower back protector
2 1 /; I
plant spray 150 cc
Sequestrene sachets 1
pai\c \ 4 on iNt i i £. in wir-c r\\
CUUfcJVlrKliN ( 1 o ] U Wt bu )
0.42 0. 1 26
GLEN (331 C of C)
fly killer 14 oz
GLUCOPHAGE ( 1 077 Rona)
13 x 14 in
tablets 500 mg 50
COL1VAC (328 CCC)
9 x 28 in
GLUMORIN (452 FBA)
vet 100 ml
17 x 28 in
tablets 30 bu 100
36 x 28 in
GODDARDS (522 Goddard)
COMPLAN (518 Glaxo)
by the yard
long term silver polish
. 1 lb
13 x 14in
CONRAY 325 (971 PSMB)
9 x 28 in
ampoules 20 ml 10
18 x 28 in
CONTACTASOAK (1553 ContaUasol)
36 'X 28 in
I 35dz ..
DOME-CORT (1460 Dome)
silver foam 15 size
(distributors 1530 Fisons)
GOLDEN BABE (761 Lilia-White)
COOLTAN (682 KCL)
(distributors 1530 Fisons)
COOPERS (295 CM&R)
N.C.A. worm drench
6 x 10 oz 6.30
DROXYCHROME (8 1 8 M&B)
25 g 5.16dz
DRUMMER ( 1 068 Roberts)
dyes .. l.OOdz ..
DRUMMER ( 1 368 Chiswick)
(distributors 1530 Fisons)
CORIBAN (208 BW)
2 1 8.46
1 gal 18.60
hair spray 3 oz 2.34dz
spray tonic conditioner
CORT1SPORIN (208 BW)
lotion 10 ml
CYCLOMET ( 1 345 Woodward)
tablets pack of 50
CYCLOSAN (818 M&B)
DEBS (1073 Robinson)
cotton wool balls
DELROSA (1190 SHP)
DELSEY (702 KC)
DENTESI VE (843 MLl
colour and stain remover l.OOdz
cold fix 0.20dz
dyes multi-purpose l.OOdz
cold water 1 .00dz
tie and dye kit
wash'n dye 3.20dz
EFCORTELAN-N (578 Glaxo)
cream 1 5 g
ointment 1 5 g
EMBAZIN (971 PSMB)
solution 10.32% 8 oz
35 oz .. ..
premix 22.5% 21 * lb
EMP1RIN (208 BW)
EMTRYL (971 PSMB)
premix 22.5% 2Vi lb .. ..
ENTERO-VIOFORM (262 C1BA)
23'/; g 1.28dz
49 g 2. OOdz
tablets packs of 25 and 250
DEXTRAVEN 70 ( 1 530 Fisons)
D1AMOX (746 Lederle)
500 mg 1.33
tablets 25 mg pack of 500
DISPAS1C (503 G) entire entry
DISTAQUA1NE-V (378 Dista)
tablets 250 mg 500
tablets 20 megm 100
100 megm 500
back protector adjustable
tablets 0.25 g 16
EQUAN1LI 1352 Wyeth)
tablets 400 mg pack of 20
EUVALEROL B (34 A&H)
FELIX (455 Felix)
FELIX ( 1396 ABL)
FEMERGIN (1098 Sandoz)
tablets pack of 50
FERRO-MANDETS 1746 Lederle)
FLAMBEAU (446 Fl) entire entry
FLORET (1037 Reckitt)
standard size 1.72dz
FORCEVAL-PROTEIN (1367 Uniqreg)
body belt 3a 'b
chest protector adjustable
8 x 15 g sachets
FRESH (193 Brobat)
disinfectant 1 gal
FUNGILUN ( 1 1 76 Squibb)
GALE'S ( 1449 R&CFD)
honey set and clear lb
GARDENAL (971 PSMB)
0. 04' j
Bouncer baby pants
cotton wool standard
disposable napkin 10
GOOD BOY (1396 ABL)
choc drops for dogsl oz
chocolate yeast tabs
5'/; lb 2.08dz
GORDON MOORE (1038 R&C)
GORDON MOORE (67 Ashe)
HEALTHCRAFTS (29 Alfonal)
brewer's yeast 250
halibut oil 100
rose hips 100
wheat germ oil 1 6 day
Bl 25 mg 100
B2 10 mg 100
B6 10 mg 100
C 200 mg 100
E 100 iu 100
Bl 25 mg 100
B2 10 mg 100
B6 10 mg 100
C 200 mg 100
E 100 iu 100
HEINZ (593 Heinz)
vegetable broth with
steak and kidney
lime creamed dessert
lemon creamed dessert
with pears can 1% oz
HEXAPHEN (295 CM & R)
HIPREX (1061 Riker)
1 1, hi
0. 12 I
lement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
T Lp e
KLEENEX (702 KC)
tol powder 500 g
cks of 6 oz and 1 6 oz
lion 100 ml
( 1 !':dz)
( 1 dz)
( 1 '/; dz)
ts sublingual pack of 30
tissues Silk Soft
i% 15 g
rops \% 3 ml
itntment Vi% 3 g
7}/i% 3 g
1.1 ldz ..
solution Vi% _U ml
t pt /mi nc urn
\ST (971 PSMd)
(67 1 Jeyes)
fectant 340 ml
1 . 1 1 dz
JIF0 449 R&CFD)
( 1 gross)
( 1 gross)
0.7 ldz ..
JOHNSONS (672 Johnson)
tra 1 gal
1 in x 4 yd
0.27 ldz ..
2 in x 4 yd
3 in x 4 yd
0.61 7dz ..
twin pack rolls
4 in x 4 yd
bandages crepe B.P.C.
size 1 1 2
ypam fixer 1 1
size 2 1 2
cellulose wadding B.P.C.
80 oz and 1 gal
1 developer 80 oz
cotton wool B.P.C.
.3 fixer 5 1
hospital 4 oz
eptol 1 1
LAEVOTON1NE (218 Calmic)
dressing pack sterilised
gauze B.P.C. 1 yd
LASTONET (733 Lastonet)
80 oz and 1 gal
gauze and cotton tissue
bandage clips 3
Drug Tariff 16oz
incontinence pads 1 2
crepe bandage (Lastoyarn)
lint B.P.C. 1 oz
nits 5 ml
lint boric 1 oz
nits 5 ml
multiple pack dressing
0.33 + s7
nits 5 ml
0.33 + s7
elastic band trusses N.H.S.
N. A. dressings
sterilised lint dressings
3 units 5 ml
0.41 2dz .
3 units 5 ml
0.38 + s7
0.601 dz .
0.93 ldz .
3 units 5 ml
maternity tights elastic net
JORDAN ( 1 339 Wilkinson)
3 units 5 ml
LEDERMYC1N (746 Lederle)
JULIAN JABLON (1 548 JJ) entire entry
capsules 150 mg 20
units 10 ml
0.38 + s7
KATK1NS (967 Petfoods)
units 10 ml
pack of 1 6
KILNET (818 M&B)
300 mg 20
weed killer 4 oz
KENT (693 Kent)
pack of 1 6
>oules5% 0.25 e
drops 1 ml
win pack 5 g
syrup 1 00 ml
tidose 5 x 5 g
SON'S (662 EJ)
tablets 150 mg
1 .68dz .
arley sugar drops
arley sugar sticks
pack of 16
300 mg 20
pack of 1 6
LEDERSTATIN (746 Lederle)
lixed fruit drops
capsules 1 50 mg
LEXTRON(413 Lilly) entire entry
LIFEGUARD (893 Nicholas)
ON (1606 Jaycon)
ar free soft drinks
emonade and cola
towels standard 6
KIM ( 1396 ABL)
S (67 1 Jeyes)
hamster and gerbil food
freshener blocks (Whiz)
d 284 ml
super plus 10
LI-LO (308 Cow)
Supplement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
LI-LO ( 1 603 Li-Lo)
LIPCOTE (137 Blakoe)
LIPCOTE ( 1 345 Woodward)
LIQUIBARINE (896 NL)
diagnostic 20 x 1 kg 17.00
10% saline 540 ml 2.00
10% salt free 540 ml 2.00
LOMODEX 70 ( 1 530 Fisons)
6% saline 540 ml 1.075
6% salt free 540 ml 1.075
10% salt free 540 ml 1.475
LOREXANE (649 Id)
dusting powder lOOg 1 .49dz
M & B (818 M&B)
to make 2 l A gal
slug killer 8 oz
M&B (971 PSMB)
patent blue V
0.30dz bottle deposit
MATTHODORM (809 M&W)
MATTHODORM ( 1 345 Woodward)
MAWS (810 Maw)
pants triple pack
MA YBELLINE ( 1 377 R&A)
M AYBELLINE (1333 WL)
MAZDA (903 NPU)
MEDOMET ( 1 548 DDSA)
MEG1MIDE (894 Nicholas)
ampoules 10 ml 6
vial 100 ml
sanitary towels size
MENNEN (1506 Mennen)
shampoo P2 1 enitre entry
Mepacrine Hydrochloride (649 1CI)
tablets 0.1 g 100 0.27
MEPHINE (1352 Wyeth) entire entry
MERTHIOLATE (41 3 Lilly)
tincture 450 ml
MESONTOIN ( 1 098 Sandoz)
tablets pack of 1000
METHERGIN ( 1 098 Sandoz)
ampoules 1 ml 100
tablets pack of 25
MICK (967 Petfoods)
MILTON-AID (1055 RM)
MILTON-AID (890 Newton)
(distributors 1556 Farillon)
MOORLAND (751 LL)
MOORLAND (325 C-A)
MOTHER SE1GELS (195 B&SL)
MOTHER SEIGELS (727 Lane)
tablets 100 1.68
MUSTEROLE (255 Chembro)
ointment 30 g 0.12
powder 55 g 0.12
ampoules 2 ml 5
MARIGOLD (774 LR)
( 1 'A dz)
carry home pack
MILDAN (818 M&B)
garden fungicide 4 oz
N ATROD ALE ( 1 5 1 3 Rodale )
bone meal tablets 150
garlic and parsley
Hi-Pro liver tablets 200
iron and molasses
lecithin capsules 100
marrow bone tablets
pollen tablets 100
Protein Plus tablets 300
Pro-Vitamin A capsules
pumpkin seed oil
vitamin E tablets
wheat germ oil capsules
NEUTRAPHYLLINE (311 C)
ampoules 3 ml 6
NEW DEW (751 LL)
NEW DEW (325 C-A)
NIKINK 1073 Robinson)
sanitary garment pink
NIVEMBIN (971 PSMB)
NORGOTIN (896 NL)
ear drops dp 16 ml
N. P. U. (903 NPU)
refills 8 oz
stoppers 8/16/26 oz
aerosol air freshener
fly killer 14 oz
vaporising fly killer
NU-GUARD (903 NPU)
anti-freeze 1 pt
NUJOL (255 Chembro)
NU-LOOK (903 NPU)
( 1 Jidz)
4.951 dz 0.557dz
1 .5 1 dz
black, cool white
crystal, mauve shadow
cool white, crystal
cool white, crystal.
dark shell, metal sides
2 -30 3
N17 smoke, black
N18 dark shell/gold
N19 heliodor, smoke
N20 heliodor, black
N22 gold framed
N27 nickel flip-clip
B 1 black
B2 black, sherry
NU-SOFT (903 NPU)
NUWEIGH (902 NPU)
OLIVE (131 5 HW)
nail pliers 69001
foot cushions pah-
N8 gold framed
N9 with rim
N10 black, sherry
N 1 1 black, mauve shadow
\ 1. 75
N12 black, metal sides
N14 silver satin
N 1 5 gold
N16 heliodor, metal sides
1.32 /.if.: .
ORASTREP (378 Dista)
ORTHO-NOVIN 1/50(922 Ortho)
unipak 21 0.23
OVALTINE ( 1 303 Wander)
baby rusks 8 oz
chocolate time extra
chuckles 8 oz
drinking chocolate 8 oz
1 . 1 8dz
tablets packs of 100 and 1000
PADDI (1073 Robinson)
cotton wool balls
PAL (967 Petfoods)
PAN ALEVE ( I 335 Wigglesworth)
elixir 56 ml l.43dz
tablets 25 0.97dz
Pancreatin (1335 Wigglesworth)
granules 226 g 23.00dz
PARISILON (1061 Riker)
tablets 2.5 mg 100
7.5 mg 100
tablets 2.5 mg and 7.5 mg packs of 30 and 300
PEDIGREE CHUM (967 Petfoods)
PEKSOL (328 CCC)
soluble vitamins (vet)
20 oz 3.45
0.1 3 'A
lent to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
> (971 PSMB) entire entry
5 isethionate (971 PSMB)
:00mg 10 0.60
one sodium (971 PSMB)
100 mg 500 2.32
dp 1000 2.70
,ITY(1377 R & A)
25 g 0.14
500 2 1.20
r (1345 Woodward)
JNE IODIDE (1370 Ayerst
Includes 0.30dz bottle deposit
S (243 Cernelle)
100 7.56dz ..
250 15.96dz ..
Dt'30, 500 and 1000
)UR LIGHTER (721 LC)
pack of 1000
ROTO (331 CofC)
ROTOCUBES (331 C ofC)
ROTOFRESH (331 C ofC)
ROTOSAN (331 C of C)
channel block (3)
RUTHMOL ( 1 345 Woodward)
200 g 0.30
1 .3 ldz
and lotion brushes
5 mg 30
aion entire entry
)0mg 100 :
5L (818 M&B)
ike 600 ml
make 2VS 1
s i ml 6 0.60
ID (1098 Sandoz)
ack of 200
100 ml 2.63
Y- (1176 Squibb)
30 g 0.10
e. lemon barley,
tropical fruit 1.47dz 0.265dz
[ ARD (5 14 Gillette)
ksules 96 7.80dz ..
JS ( 1 449 R&CFD)
aters 25'/j oz 1.5 ldz 0.27dz
20 oz 0.905dz O.I65dz
35'/ 4 oz 1.6 ldz 0.29dz
25% oz 1.36dz 0.245dz
SANILAV (671 Jeyes)
425 g l.OOdz
738 g 1.66dz
SAQUADIL (97i PSMB)
1 gal .. ..
shoe deodoriser spray 3.28dz
SCORVITE (1335 Wigglesworth)
tablets 14 1.45dz
ammonia 540 nil 1.30dz
SEA & SKI (682 KCL)
(distributors 1530 Fisons)
SECTO (333 Cupal)
biting insect repellent
green fly and
Vap fly killer
superfast fly killer
liquid ant and wasp
400 g 0.50
inhaler 10.20dz ..
with mask 10.20dz
special 10.20dz ..
tablets 200 0.97dz
SALAZOPYRIN ( 1497 PGBL)
(distributors 1556 Farillon)
suppositories 10 1.01
SAN ELL A (903 NPU)
SOF'DOWN (1349 LW)
nappy liners 50
tins 10 x 10 cm 0.40
tins 1 strip
100 cm x 10 cm 0.50
SOLPRO ( 1553 Contactasol)
solution 15 ml 0.30
SO-SOFT (1 227 THP)
SO-SOFT (193 Brobat)
hankies 100 1.65
rolls twin 1.02
SPRAYMARK AEROSOLS (328 CCC)
marking fluid 6xl72g 2.82
STRFSNIL (328 CCC)
injection (vet) 50 cc 2.06
STRIKE (818 M&B)
rooting powder 30 g 1.68dz
SULPHAMEZATHINE (649 ICI)
powder 100 g
orange, lemon I . I 3dz
lemon barley 1.235dz
SUPER PLENAMINS (848 Minnesota)
lawn weed killer 8 oz
1 gal .
SUSPAL (Omega (946 Pearce))
treatments 10,000. 1.000
and 100 NPU 5 cc vials
SUSTAMYC1N (824 MCP)
capsules 250 mg 50
SWEETEX (325 C-A)
SYNALAR (649 ICI)
TABLOID (208 BW)
30 mg pack of 25
TAKA-D1ASTASE (938 PD)
pepsin compound 100
1 S i
linctus 300 ml
TEDRAL EXPECT (1310 WW)
I S ldz
linctus 300 ml
TETRALYSAL (227 Erba)
capsules 1 6
THE BLUE TRAIN (981 Picot) entire entry
THEREX (890 Newton)
(distributors 1556 Farillon)
Sectovap 300 cc
tablets 250 m 100
THYRODEX ( 1 556 Farillon) entire entry
TINKER (455 Felix) entire entry
Vap lantern Mk III
TOLOCHROME (818 M&B)
3.96dz .. ..
house and garden
TONSILLIN ( 1 599 Winthrop)
powder 7 oz
TOOTHY (236 CTA)
SENNALAX (3 1 2 AC) entire entry
SENNA-DISCS (312 AC)
tablets 100 0.19
cream 500 g
ointment 500 g
granules 50 g 1.335dz .
TORECAN (1098 Sandoz)
ampoules 10mg/l ml
lozenges 20 0.99dz .
pack of 6
SERADIX (818 M&B)
TR1-ADCORTYL ( 1 1 76 Squibb)
B powder No 1 1.68dz
cream 30 g
No 2 1.68dz .
ointment 30 g
No 3 1.68dz .
TRIDESILON (1460 DOME)
LIS 10 gm 4.00
cream 0.05% 1 5 g
liquid apples small 1.56*
TRIOGES1C (1303 Wander)
elixir 150 ml
* Includes 0.36 (2
tablets 1 2
grape juice large 2.085dz
TRUFORD ( 1 249 Trufood)
SILMI8I8M&B) 113 ml 0.40
junior foods jar
1 1 2.35
SMITH KEN DON (1152 SK)
TRUST (103 Beecham)
Mocca coffee flavoured
dog or cat treats
(6 dz) (6 dz)
Supplement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972jj
TTTTI T J - L Perl Ltd
W~ |~i i r~\ lii 8 Esterbrooke Street
J- -I — J JL yJ^Li London SW1
SOLE UK DISTRIBUTORS FOR:
Sauna Toiletries < Lubin Perfumes
XZ Hair Nutrient • Scherk Face Lotion
Samsar Manicure Implements
and the genuine
Diamon-Deb, Kurlash and Twizzors
At last the original
G Diamoti- c Deb
The nail file with countless thousands of tiny diamond crystals forming
the unique abrasive surface . . again available in the U.K. only from
J. L. Perl Ltd.
For illustrated brochure and details write or telephone 01-834 8843
= Ortho Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Saundcrlon. High Wycombe.
TUSSOBRON ( 1335 Wigglesworth)
WOODWARD'S (1346 Woodward 1
Bucks. 0240-24 3541
56 ml 1 . 1 Odz ..
baby cream 220 gm
= Payot Ltd. 139A New Bond
114 ml I.76dz ..
WRIGHT'S (1351 WLU)
Street, London W.I.
packs of 2 oz and 4 oz
0.7 S t
UNICAN (1391 MHB)
for sauternes. sweet sherry.
= L.R.B. Pearce Ltd, 125 High
port, burgundy, hock.
Holborn. London WCI V 60 J.
sweet mead, dry mead.
claret, Beaujolais. dry
AMENDMENTS TO KEY TO SUPPLIERS
= Pharmaceutical Specialities
graves, rose, chablis.
(May & Baker) Ltd. Daecnhan
red vermouth, royal ruby
- Abdine Ltd. 110 Commerce
Essex RM10 7XS.
VALLEDRINE (971 PSMB)
= Ashe Laboratories Ltd.
= Riker Laboratories. Morley
linctus 125 ml 0.17
Ashetree Works. Kingston
■ Street. Loughborough.
Road. Leatherhejd, Surrev
Leicestershire. 05093 681 81
VARIOTIN (747 Leo)
ointment 10 g 0.52
= J & E Atkinson Ltd. 26
= Wilfred Smith (Horticulture)
Ltd. Gemini House. High
VASOSULPH (61 APC)
15 ml pack
15 ml pack
VERMIPELS (328 CCC)
in feed wanner 2 lb
VESAGEX ( I 335 Wigglesworth)
canine 450 g
extra bone 25 kg
standard 25 kg
VIULES (147 Boots) existing entry
VIULES (147 Boots)
0.75 g/1.5 ml
1 s/2.0 ml
0.5 g/2.0 ml
V. P D. (328 CCC)
(vet) 12xloz 1.65
WANDER (1303 Wander)
drink 1 lb pack
WAXSOL (896 NL)
ear drops 1 6 ml 0. 1 84
WEEDEX (1609 C-G)
'/ 2 lb
1 '/• lb
super sachets 2
WIR9TA. 01-493 0307
= Baxter Division.
Travenol Laboratories Ltd.
Caxton Way. Thetford. Norfolk.
= Beautishape International Ltd,
45 Berners Street. London
WIP 3 AD. 01-580 1544
= Boots Company Ltd,
Thane Road. Nottingham
NG2 3AA. 0602 561 I 1
= Boutique 77 Ltd. 209 Vale Road.
= Casey Tregaard Associates Ltd,
20 Blacktriars Lane. London
E.C.4. 01-248 0489
= Du Barry International (UK)
Ltd. 45 Berners Street. London
W1P3AD. 01-580 1544
= Gray Prodncts Ltd, 2 Marshall
Road, Hampden Park,
= Hanovia Lamps Ltd. 480 Bath
Road. Slough, Bucks. Burnham
= lllingworth Snuffs Ltd, Aynani
Mills. Kendal. Westmorland.
= Jean Sorelle Ltd. 117 Great
Portland Street. London
WIN 6AH. 01-580 1312
= Maxicrop Retail Sales Ltd.
21 London Road. Great Shelford.
Cambridge. Shelford 3391
= Mayborn Products Ltd
139 Sydenham Road,
= Newton Chemical Ltd, 139
St James' Drive. London
Street. Edgware. Middlesex.
G O. Woodward & Co. Ltd.
225 Putney Bridge Road.
London S.W.15. 01-870 0971
: Wright. Layman & Unincy
(Sales) Ltd. 43 Clapham Road,
London S.W.9. 01-735 2801
; Fisons Ltd. Pharmaceutical
division, 12 Derby Road,
: Vernon-Carus Ltd. Penwortham
Mills. Preston PR I 9SN.
: Ketts Laboratories. 1 7 Canowie
Road. Bristol 6.
: Li-Lo. Ltd. Liverpool Road
Trading Estate. Slough, Bucks.
: Inter-Pan. Ltd. 169 Regent
Street. London W1R 8HE.
Bee-Ply Ltd. 74 Rose Lane,
Liverpool LI 8 8DH.
: Jaycon Soft Drinks Ltd.
102 St PancrasWay. N.W.I.
01-485 581 1
Johnson Wax Ltd.
Frimley Green, Camberley,
Surrey. 0276 63456
Smith & Walker Ltd. Linby
Street. Bulwell, Nottingham.
CIBA-Geigy IUKI Ltd..
M22 5 LB. 061-437 5252
Wellcome Consumer Sales
Division. Crewe Hall. Crewe.
Cheshire. 0270 3251
THIS WEEK'S CHANGES
WELLCOME (208 BW)
intravenous 0.25 g
ANTHISAN (971 PSMB)
NORADRAN (897 NO
in 10 ml
cream 2% 25 g
louping ill vaccine
PANTURON (897 NO entire entry
tablets 25 mg 10
PHENSEDYL (97 1 PSMB)
BROLENE (971 PSMB)
linctus 1 25 ml
WHISKAS (967 Petfoods)
WHITE'S. DR. (761 Lilia-White)
cream 0.15% 25 g
SYLVIA (339 CG)
sanitary towels popular
FORCEVAL-PROTEIN (1367 Unigreg)
CEGROV1TE (Grossman) (163 Bramwell)
effervescent tablets 10
GONADOTRAPHON (930 P&B)
TABLOID (208 BW)
L H ampoules
cascara 125 mg 25 and 100
100 iu 50
GONADOTROPHIN (930 P&B)
linctus 1 25 ml
WHIZ (671 Jeyes)
TRISONOV1N (835 M&J)
air freshener blocks
400 iu 50
cream 25 g
VANISH (1037 Reckitt)
WOODHUE (446 Fl) entire entry
antiseptic cream 25 g
0. 1 7K
0.46 j ■
rient to Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
f REFERENCES TO MANUFACTURERS' LISTS
ur & SKin Institute ...
> Wellcome & Co
(Liquid of Life) Ltd
H. Bronnley & Co Ltd 1
Arthur H. Cox & Co Ltd 1
Crookes Laboratories 1
Custom Synthetics Ltd 1
Dearborn Chemicals Ltd 2
FBA Pharmaceuticals Ltd 2
Fulford Williams International Ltd 2
Golden Ltd 2
Harvey-Scruton Ltd 2
Interfran Management Ltd 2
International Laboratories Ltd 2
Johnson Wax Ltd 2
Eli Lilly & Co Ltd 2
Miles Laboratories Ltd 2
Nicholas Products Ltd 2
Norgine Ltd 2
Parke Davis & Co 2
(May & Baker Ltd) 2
Polaroid (UK) Ltd 2
Radiol Chemicals Ltd
Rimmel International Ltd
Rutin Products Ltd
Scholl (UK) Ltd
Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Ltd ...
Smith Kendon Ltd
Stafford Miller Ltd
Stiefel Laboratories (UK) Ltd
Syntex Pharmaceuticals Ltd....
White Laboratories Ltd
John Wyeth & Brother Ltd
TAIN THIS SUPPLEMENT
t will not be repeated
Supplement to Chemist & Druggist April 1, ]
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you get maximum reader-interest
THE LOGICAL WAY
OF REACHING THE
IS IN THE TECHNICAL
OR TRADE PRESS,
FOR THESE REASONS:
For Classified" selling all forms of
supplies, services and equipment,
the trade press gives you well-defined
and concentrated reader-interest, and
provides the recognized sales and
wants sections familiar to all readers
of trade journals.
For RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING,
the short cut to reach the
man you want is a dominating
display in his technical, trade or
An important appointment should be
advertised in a big space, double-page
or whole-page, according to the size of
the job. If he exists, this man you want
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Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 — 449
Chas Zimmermann & Co Ltd
With all departments "bulging at the
seams" and the problem of finding space
becoming increasingly difficult, to cope
with the continued expansion of their
business, Chas Zimmermann & Co Ltd
have decided to mark their 70th annivers-
ary by moving out of London later this
year to new purpose-designed premises at
Milton Keynes, Bucks.
At this new satellite town, the com-
pany's offices and factory will occupy
almost double the space of present Peri-
vale headquarters. Additional land will
be acquired on which further develop-
ment can take place when required. This
will not be Zimmermann's first move,
for they went to Perivale in 1948 to new
premises which were then more than
adequate for them.
When they first began trading in 1902
they occupied premises at St Mary at Hill
in the City of London, trading in phar-
maceutical chemicals under the title of
Charles Zimmermann & Co.
Charles Zimmermann broke away from
his father's firm A. & M. Zimmermann,
chemical merchants to set up on his own.
Within a year he had produced a 40-page
brochure informing the trade that the
new firm had acquired the sole agencies
of seven continental principals which
included Boehringer & Reuss of Cann-
statt, Germany for pharmaceutical chemi-
cals; Isdahl of Bergen for cod liver oil;
and Schulke & Mayr of Hamburg the
original makers of the then newly dis-
covered disinfectant lysol. The opening
of a photographic goods department was
also announced and the sole agency for
Ernemann cameras of Dresden proudly
The 1903 brochure mentions approxi-
mately 400 items many of which such as
quinines, lactose, glycerophosphates and
papain are still important lines in the
Charles Zimmermann range today. Among
many items that have long since dis-
appeared from the firm's list is heroin
hydrochloride quoted at 16s 3d per oz
bottle. This may perhaps be one of the
reasons for the firm's telegraphic address
at that time being "poisonable".
It was not long before essential oils
were added to the Zimmermann range,
and the catalogue issued in 1912 contains
a special section under the heading,
"Synthetic Perfumes and Essential Oils
for making Perfumes and all kinds of
A rural scene near Bletchley where the
Flavourings in Soaps, Confectionery,
Tobacco, etc." Among the agencies
obtained in these early days by the new
essential oil department were those of
Pilar Freres of Grasse, Petko Orozoff of
Kazanlik, Bulgaria, and S. & G. Pasquale
In 1913 Charles Zimmermann & Co
became a limited liability company,
Charles Zimmermann being chairman.
With the outbreak of war in the following
year and the consequent disruption of
continental connections also the absorp-
tion of staff into the armed services the
company was faced by its biggest chal-
lenge. The difficulties were overcome by
the establishment of connections with
American suppliers, and valuable relation-
ships were also formed with British manu-
facturers which have lasted to this day.
In 1917 Charles Zimmermann changed
his name by deed poll to Charles Bell,
but the company continued under its old
title. After the war continental connec-
tions were quickly re-established, and
the executive staff was strengthened by the
addition after demobilisation from the
army of Mr Maurice Bell, cousin of
Charles. The interwar years, despite the
difficulties of world trade depressions saw
the continued development of the com-
pany. The founder died in 1939 and the
direction of the company then devolved
on Maurice Bell and William Beckley.
The latter, who had served the company
sinc« its inception in 1902, retired because
of ill-health in 1947 and in that year
R. F. Tomlinson, R. F. Gillham, S. E.
Sadler and O. W. Jarvis joined the board
with Maurice Bell as chairman.
Soon after the move to Perivale, the
chairman died and was succeeded by Mr
Gillham. In 1956 the board was joined
by Dr C. I. Bell, son of the founder.
A new generation of directors, J. Bruce,
F. Drought. F. Rutt and E. Robinson
were appointed to the board in 1968 to
serve with Mr Gillham and Dr Bell.
The pharmaceutical and fine chemicals
section has retained the representation for
many years of several well-known con-
tinental suppliers including Buchler & Co
of Brunswick, Germany, and Givaudan-
Lavirotte of Lyon. France. Recently the
new town of Milton Keynes is being built
firm obtained exclusive representation in
the UK of C.S.R. Chemicals Ltd of
Australia for mannitol, and DMV of
Holland for lactose.
The essential oils section holds several
exclusive agencies for continental pro-
ducers and among them the French co-
operative Sicalav de Haute Provence, said
to be the largest producers in the world
of lavender and lavandin oils.
Distillation of many oils is carried out
by a battery of modern stills in the fac-
tory at Perivale, an important part of
this activity being the rectification of
peppermint oil for export particularly to
the developing countries of Africa.
An original process for the redistilla-
tion of essential oils and isolates at low
temperatures has recently been perfected
and patented by Zimmermann. This
process enables perfumery and flavour raw
materials to be manufactured with a
minimum disturbance of odour and colour
suoh as occurs with the high temperature
normally required for distillation. The
oils thus produced cover a wide range
and are offered under the name of Koldist
The perfumery department with Mr
Douglas Clark as chief perfumer operates
in laboratories well equipped to ensure
technical perfection. Tailor-made perfumes
to the individual requirements of custom-
ers are produced and technical advice is
available to all clients with perfumery
problems. Much research has been devoted
to the production of perfumes specially
designed for aerosols. Zimmermann were
among the earliest pioneers in this field,
and the products elaborated by them for
this purpose are known as the Aeroflor
range of aerosol perfumes. At the same
time much successful effort has in recent
years gone to the development of their
Zimmermann have always been export
conscious especially as regards their per-
fumery and flavouring materials which
are now well-known under the registered
name of Dega. A special export depart-
ment has been formed in recent years to
manage this increasingly important side
of the business and agents have been
appointed in the more important markets.
450 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
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Diverting the flow
The long accepted marketing principle in the pharmaceu-
tical industry of concentrating on the doctor and virtually
side-stepping the pharmacist may be changing. For some
time now the medical profession has been stressing that
it is over-taxed and one thing that many doctors will
admit is that they have difficulty in assessing the value of
different pharmaceutical products.
Replying to criticism about large scale and costly
mailings to the medical practitioner, the industry says
that a large proportion of doctors want mailing to con-
tinue, but what section of the community will say no to
something that is free?
Last weekend in Leeds (page 456), representatives of
several pharmaceutical companies expressed interest in
a change in present practices. They now appreciate more
the pharmacist's information role — one would hope not
merely because it makes economic sense.
If the pharmacist is to fulfill that role more effectively
he must rationalise his own information systems to provide
an effective service. Also information from the industry
must be made more readily obtainable.
There are promising indications about the supply of
data sheets, but the process of supplying fuller information
must be clarified. It is not sufficient for individual com-
panies to offer to put pharmacists on their mailing lists
by request — the hospital and retail pharmacist should be
there by right. If it is a matter of cost, the pharmacist will
be very willing to forego all the promotional "glossies"—
just so long as he receives the fullest technical data,
updated as necessary.
As the industry and hospital pharmacists admitted at
Saturday's symposium, there is an underlying suspicion
that maintains a gulf between the two sides. The obvious
remedy is a closer relationship. The hospital pharmacist
must do more than extend his horizons to the wards,
where the patients, the people who really matter in the
Health Service, are. Those horizons must stretch as far
as the industry, the basic source of his products.
(With apologies to Walt Whitman)
O Doctor! my Doctor! this fearful script is done,
The problem that you set is solved, the grim solution won,
The label firmly fixed (NP), the patient, all exulting,
Heads happily for home and hardly stops to be insulting.
But the heart! heart! heart!
(That seemed to cause the pain)
I can't equate with Betnovate —
And he'll be back again!
O Doctor! kind Doctor! look at this EC 10—
Rise up and gaze upon this script for RendelPs Norolen.
For you no medals and no flowers — for you no bugle trills,
For once again you've written it as pessaries, not pills!
O Doctor! good Doctor!
How could you be so blind?
Your cavities are sadly mixed —
Was something on your mind?
O Doctor! dear Doctor! I don't begrudge the fun
You have each night with Mims at hand when once the
day is done.
For Daricon and Doriden are certain to confuse,
And Paraban and Panadol, Antas and Antabuse.
But Doctor! O Doctor!
Why send such scripts to me,
When you have started on your rounds
And won't be home till tea?
Our Doctor does not answer — he's many miles away;
"Refer to the receptionist" he'd very likely say.
But as for the receptionist (just seventeen last week)
Two minutes on the 'phone with her will drive you up
Pray, Doctor! dear Doctor!
When will it be the norm
To write a hand we understand
And not use Cuneiform?
Have pity on us, Doctor dear, who save your patients' lives
By asking them their symptoms, or by questioning their
Who find that Mr Potter, since last Sunday on the loo,
Is down for dimethisterone — and Baby Potter, too!
So Doctor! my Doctor!
Just do two things for me.
Please check what you have written down —
AND READ YOUR BPC!
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Approach. Verity Films, sponsored by
BDH Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Birkbeck
Street, London E2 6LA. 16mm Eastman-
color with optical sound track. Running
time 23 minutes.
Following the film preview at the Royal
College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolo-
gists, high praise was given to this film
both for the content and the technical
presentation. The film demonstrates the
technique of caudal anaesthesia using
Mareain (bupivaoaine), and shows how in
childbirth the procedure gives relief of
pain without narcosis, benefiting mother
and baby. Intra uterine manipulations
are made easy without causing patient
The aim of the film, which it achieves
so successfully, is to show that caudal
anaesthesia with Mareain is a technique
that can be quickly and safely taught to
The film is designed for medical and
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Dougal & Robertson Ltd, Berkhamsted,
Herts. Colour. Sound. 16mm. Running
time 20 minutes.
The film shows the application of a new
technique of flying insect control by out-
door "fogging", and was shot on location
in the Arabian Gulf, Sudan, Spain and
the UK. Special mobile equipment has
been developed to apply a fog of recently-
synthesised insecticides — some based on
the active principles of pyrethrum — which
are safe enough to be sprayed even in
market environments where food is on
open display. The film demonstrates how
this technique is now being used in public
health programmes in parts of the world
where insect-borne disease is a problem.
452 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
W— a curse
A personal view
by R. Jackson MPS
In retrospect, with so many in favour of
proper-name labelling and so few against,
it seems to have taken a long time to
arrive at the imminent reversal of the
convention of not naming dispensed medi-
cines. Everyone, except apparently a pro-
portion of pharmacists in general practice,
and a few cautious doctors, are in favour
of this change, for which not one argu-
ment has in my opinion been put forward
that unselfishly considers the wider issues
for the public good.
It is significant that the pressure from
doctors in general practice has grown since
the change in grant-aid, allowing expenses
for secretarial help. This enables the bur-
densome chore of writing repeat prescrip-
tions to be delegated. It is also felt by
many doctors that the obligation of keep-
ing records, and adequate instructions can
be replaced by general naming of medi-
cines on labels. "NP" is entirely unneces-
sary for this if accurate records of treat-
ment are kept, and the quantities pres-
cribed are tailored more carefully to a
specific course of treatment. I would ques-
tion the need for repeat prescriptions at
all, except for the chronically sick, and
this distinction is officially recognised in
the guide-lines for allowing exemption
from the charges.
Pressure has come from the industry of
course, since it is in their interests to get
greater recognition for a particular name.
The name is rightly coined for the purpose
of protecting the good name and reputa-
tion of the medicine; it is also un-
ashamedly for the promotion of sales. As
manufacturers have discovered to their
cost, adding their name to a generic title
is no protection against the day when their
exclusive rights are lost.
The patient has added his voice to the
plea for "NP", because of the greater
convenience, and because of the gratifica-
tion of being entrusted with the means by
which, by implication, the choice of treat-
ment has been transferred from the doctor
to him. I shall return to this last point,
because it is the crux of my view.
Many pharmacists have seen much in
favour of "nomen proprium"; most of
those in hospitals, and industry (if not all),
and many in general practice. To me,
there is a world of difference between the
type of patient encountered in hospitals,
and those in general practice. If the name
on the container is considered essential to
the smooth running of hospitals, then so
be it. It is wrong to assume that it would
do no harm outside them.
In hospital, a patient is frankly ill — he
is there in essentially a submissive capa-
city; a state of mind enforced by the
routine, and rightly so. Subject to a
person's normal rights, being sick in hos-
pital means accepting the decisions and
treatment involved in attempts to cure
him, successful or not. Once outside that
environment, a patient reasserts himself;
he is in the position once more of being
able to take the initiative.
I am not saying that this is a trans-
formation that takes place at the exit ot
the wards, or even out-patients, but it
takes place nonetheless, and it should be
realised that the dangers of "NP" lie in
the power that this gives to the patient. It
is not merely that the convention has
changed — it is an attitude of mind. It can-
not be assumed that the patient knows
The doctor in the everyday conditions
of the Health Service is not prepared to
spend time in curing a large proportion
of his patients. The acceptance of repeat
prescriptions, with greater or lesser safe-
guards depending on the organisation of
the practice, and the responsibility given
to the secretarial help, is in itself accepting
that there is no end-point in treatment. As
long as the patient is happy taking the
treatment, then there is nothing to worry
about. It is not considered important that
there is a disincentive in the system for the
patient to be supervised by the doctor; that
positive harm can be done ,and that im-
portant and useful forms of treatment can
be brought into disrepute by inadequate
supervision and lax supervision of "re-
peats", eg asthma aerosols.
Time saved, quicker and more efficient
throughput of patients are considered to
be paramount. It is not realised that a
superficial attitude by doctors breeds a
casual contemptuous one on the part of
the patients? Is it desirable that certain
preparations should acquire the status of
a panacea, to be used for casual treatment
of conditions positively contraindicated in
therapy? A casual approach to drug treat-
ment will engender the same response.
The public cannot be expected to have
a training in the handling of drugs, which
would induce respect. Why then should
there be this clamour for "NP", when it
only serves to encourage the opposite?
As I have already indicated, the protec-
tion of the trade name is as indispensable
to a manufacturer of prescription medi-
cines, as to one of shoe polishes or sham-
poo. While the promotion of a medicine
was confined to the medical profession,
the public interest could be protected by
persons equipped to judge, but that pro-
motion is now being widened by the
more general use of "NP", to include
the untrained and very malleable public.
It seems to me to strike at the very
heart of the methods by which the drug
is judged. The well-designed "double-
blind" clinical trial is now accepted to
constitute the best method of assessment.
Complete anonymity is essential in order
that all the statistical criteria can be met.
If then this procedure is desirable, why
should a manufacturer want the name
disclosed to the patient? It is possibly be-
cause having failed to convince as many
doctors as they would like, drug firms
want to widen the potential sales appeal
to a larger audience.
Having now achieved success in this
field, the next move is towards " original
pack" dispensing. It is already quite com-
mon for instruction leaflets for such
packs to include a eulogy on the medicine
in addition to the directions, which display
a determination to mention the name as
many times as possible. There is little
difference between some leaflets and ad-
vertisements put out to promote general
proprietary medicines. Is this sort of abuse
going to be tolerated after the acceptance
of "NP"? It is after all, turning the screw
a little more in the promotion game.
The patient in all this is quite pleased.
Medicine "X" has done the trick. He can
ask for more by name, knowing that a
visit to the doctor isn't really required; he
could send a stamped addressed envelope.
There is no need for an interview; he
might have mentioned that headache or
the tingling (or whatever), if the doctor
had been available, but he forgot to make
an appointment, and he needn't bother
him. Besides "X" was marvellous for his
sister, and she suggested he should try it.
This attitude is not fiction; it is in-
creasingly prevalent. A contemptuous dis-
regard for the dangers inherent in drug
therapy is not what we want from the
public. This is not the way to encourage
mothers to lock drugs away; by degrading
prescription medicines to the level of a
"patent"; do we not want the reverse to
Lastly, the pharmacist, who has had
more training and experience than any-
one in the handling and use of medicines,
is as usual torn between placating a cus-
tomer and acting in the most responsible
and professional manner. The method of
dosage, or the dangers of mixing "A"
with "B" can be discussed, still preserving
the anonymity of the treatment.
I am not advocating the restoration of
a mystique in medicines, but rather cau-
tion in the process of enlightenment. The
legal controls are based on the concept of
abuse, and this abuse has been minimised
by lack of familiarity with the treatment.
There are many medicines which are not
subject to control, simply because there
are no grounds for restricting the avail-
ability. It follows that a much greater
degree of control would have to be placed
on certain drugs as "NP" takes effect.
I do not regard the public as being
sufficiently well trained, and responsible,
to take the unfettered initiative in drug
treatment. If that day ever arrives, the
pharmacist can pack up and go home.
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972—453
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Excuses to give
when you can't give
when your Clearasil supplies
run out unexpectedly.
They're spending almost
£400,000 nationally to
advertise Clearasil Cream
Medications (Skin tinted
and White vanishing),
Clearasil Cleansing Lotion
and Clearasil Soft Shampoo.
So naturally stocks are
selling out faster. ,
And all your
calculations are being upset.
It's all Richardson-Merrell's
Which is why we felt we
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Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 — 455
Scope in skin
and its problems
by A. F. L. Deeson, MA, PhD, DSc
The market for medicated skin treatments
may not be large at the present time — but
nor is it subject to the whims of fashion.
Furthermore, it is growing steadily. About
80 per cent of the male population, it is
estimated, suffer from acne at some point
in their teens and in a relatively few
cases it extends into later life. In girls it
is less common but affects perhaps 20 per
cent of them.
The broad area of medicated skin
treatments can be broken down into
creams, lotions and cleansers or liquid
soaps. It is very difficult to put a figure
to the overall market but £2-£2 2 million
at rsp, including prescription sales, seems
reasonable. Of this, perhaps £| million
preparations are sold on the NHS. Creams
may account for around £1 million.
This is clearly a chemist's market, with
around 95 per cent of total sales, of
which an estimated 52 per cent go to
independent pharmacists and the remainder
to Boots and other chains.
There is considerable evidence that the
acne preparations market is growing quite
dynamically in real terms and that this
process has accelerated over the last two
or three years. Possibly there is a growing
emphasis on lotions at the expense of the
more traditional creams but at the present
time creams probably hold around 40
per cent of the total market, with 25 per
cent to lotions and 35 per cent to liquid
soaps or cleansers.
The expansion of the market may well
be due to the increasing income of young
people and a better knowledge of the
treatments available for acne. Certainly
Richardson-Merrell (Clearasil) have found
it pays to put over clearly the three-way
action of their products, and pharmacists
might usefully study the various formulas
of the preparations available and their
relationship to the symptoms of custo-
mers, particularly as a large number of
sufferers ask for recommendations.
It is very difficult to arrange the products
in this area in any meaningful order but
certainly the Clearasil range is high in the
league table with about 35 per cent of
the cream market and 86 per cent for
lotions. Their position in liquid soaps is
too early to determine because the Cleara-
sil medicated wash was only put in the
test market (in Lancashire) in November
1971. Bearing in mind that Clearasil
cleansing lotion was only in the test mar-
ket in 1970 the dynamic marketing policy
of Richardson-Merrell certainly seems to
have paid off.
The well-established Valderma balm
(Reckitt & Colman) is another leader
among the creams and is probably neck-
and-neck with Clearasil cream medications
— the trade variously gives them between
33 per cent and 40 per cent of the cream
market while Nielsen suggests 32 per
cent against Clearasil's 35 per cent.
Other important cream products in-
clude Eskamel, which is an "ethical" sold
only to chemists — though 80 per cent of
sales are over-the-counter. It is certainly
one of the largest selling "ethicals" avail-
able; the leader, Neo-Medrone (Upjohn),
being a restricted product, available on
Other creams include DDD (DDD Co)
which sells 100 per cent to chemists; Nox-
zema, a general-purpose skin cream, and
Thera-Blem, a specific acne cream (both
Noxzel Corporation), comparatively little
known in this country but household
names in the United States; Dome-acne,
an "ethical", also available over the
counter and supplied to chemists only;
Benoxyl (Stiefel Laboratories), another
"ethical" available over the counter; and
Acnil and Medac (Fisons) both sold only
A number of manufacturers believe that
lotions and "skin cleansers" will eventually
overtake the well-established cream pro-
ducts. Of the lotions, Clearasil has 86 per
cent of the total market. DDD and Dome-
acne are manufactured as lotions as well
as creams. Acderm (Custom Synthetics) is
a liquid acne treatment, an "ethical" pro-
duct also available over-the-counter
through chemists only. Benoxyl is also
available as a lotion.
There are also one or two gels such as
Salaphene, another "ethical" which has
over-the-counter sales. PhisoHex (Win-
throp) has caused a considerable amount
of interest as a liquid antibacterial skin
cleanser specifically intended as a trea-
ment for acne and similar skin problems.
First introduced in 1961 on a prescription-
only basis, it is now sold over-the-counter
through chemists, and sales have expanded
considerably — so much so that the manu-
facturers believe it may be a leader over
the whole market in sterling terms, bear-
ing in mind that it is a relatively expen-
Perhaps one of the most important
recent introductions has been Neo-Me-
drone acne lotion (Upjohn) which is avail-
able on prescription only. Reported to be
remarkably effective, it combines Medrone
to suppress the inflammatory process,
neomycin to combat bacterial infection,
sulphur for healing, and aluminium chlor-
hydroxide as an astringent and antipers-
pirant agent. Several manufacturers believe
that its proved effectiveness, combined
with the apparently growing concern with
acne on the part of the younger genera-
tion, could encourage a continuously
growing section of the market to approach
their doctors for specific prescriptions
rather than relying on their chemist's
Advertising and promotions for these
products are, as one might expect, gener-
Richardson-Merrell (Clearasil) are cur-
rently by far the largest spenders (£264,000
for 1971-2). They also offer display trays
and excellent informative brochures, both
for pharmacists and the general public.
Winthrop are spending around £100,000
a year on PhisoHex and offer display
packs, show cards, window cards and
The Noxzel Corporation (Noxzema and
Thera-Blem) advertise only "lightly" in
women's magazines. They offer the chemist
display cards, counter displays and book-
DDD Co spend £3O,O0O-£5O,O0O a year,
mostly in the teenage magazines but also
in the national and women's Press. Stickers
and show cards are available.
The remainder of manufacturers, with
the exception of Valderma, who are re-
ported to spend well in excess of £65,000.
promote minimally or not at all. Here,
of course, it should be borne in mind that
a number of the products discussed are
This is undoubtedly a young market (12-
24), a point worth remembering in plan-
ning retail promotions. Most manufac-
turers report very few, if any, seasonal
variations, but Clearasil have peaks during
September /October and January /March
which they believe are influenced by the
return to school and the start of the party
season respectively. A good summer may
tend to reduce sales marginally because
of the beneficial effect of sunlight on acne.
Products appear to sell equally over
the socio-economic groups and most
manufacturers find no obvious regional
variations. Noxzema and Dome report a
slightly higher level of sales in the South,
but one or two manufacturers find better
sales for products in heavily industrial-
ised areas, perhaps on the basis that while
dirt does not cause acne it certainly does
not help it. As an interesting side point
Noxzema sales are notably higher where
there is a large coloured population,
possibly because of the popularity of the
product in the United States.
Medicated skin preparations are very
much a chemist's market and will remain
so. Nevertheless, special effort can in-
crease the individual chemist's shares and
I make no apology for recommending the
pharmacist to know the products thor-
oughly and to gain customer confidence by
making thoughtful recommendations.
Make sure, too. that you take advantage
of the high-standard informative bro-
chures available in this field both for
yourself, your staff, and your customers.
Three chemists, two in London and one
in Liverpool, have told me they have
dramatically increased their sales by set-
ting up a permanent medicated skin pre-
parations "bar" — one actually calls it
"The acne bar". On these displays they
firmly stick to chemist-only products. It's
worth a thought.
456 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
Development of the drug
Support for the developing role of the pharmacist as a drug information specialist
came from a multidisciplinary symposium held in Leeds last Saturday.
Pharmacists, representatives of the phar-
maceutical industry, nurses and doctors
all contributed to the discussion on how
that role should be fulfilled. The meeting,
attracting 140 participants, was organised
by the Yorkshire Branch of the Guild of
The subject of drug information was put
into perspective by Mr. N. Blacow, editor
of the Extra Pharmacopoeia, who was
invited to talk on the Pharmaceutical
He said that until about 15 years ago
pharmacists could commit to memory all
they needed to know. He illustrated how
the size of the Extra Pharmacopoeia had
increased over the years. For the 26th
edition due out in July his staff had
collected 33,000 abstracts over the last
Two speakers from the audience de-
scribed present difficulties. A hospital phar-
macist suggested that all his colleagues
collected drug information but the prob-
lem was getting that information out
quickly and successfully. "At the moment
the majority cannot get the information
out of their cupboards," he said.
A participant from the industry drew
attention to the present "colossal" replica-
tion of effort. There was a lack of
definition of objectives in drug informa-
A consensus thought that there should
be basic drug information available in
each hospital ward and kept up to date by
the pharmacist. It should take the form
of a card index or loose-leaf folder system.
It was agreed that on another level more
detailed facts should be available from
a particular source.
Many speakers suggested the setting up
of a national drug information centre but
the need for some form of information
service within each hospital group was also
Outlining the problem from the medical
angle Dr M. Segal, a consultant psychia-
trist, said that a 1970 survey had shown
that about 50 per cent of people did not
take their drugs. It might be a very useful
exercise to try to educate people about
drugs on a national level and to retrieve
those medicines not used.
Patients expected magic rather than a
normal solution to illness. They looked
not only for a cure from their medicines
but for them to have perfect therapeutic
As regards information within the pro-
fession drug trials were often upset by the
interruption of new staff taking over. Con-
sultants found difficulties in continually
having to train newcomers about drugs.
When a patient had been given pro-
longed action drugs, did the next physician
who saw the patient know what they had
Dr Segal recognised the usefulness of
drug data cards to both doctors and nurses
and thought that all the different health
practitioners had to work together. He
criticised the old feeling of "them and
us" and understood that at certain times
the pharmacist's work was made harder by
a sudden deluge of prescriptions, for
instance, just before doctors went on leave.
Serious problems for nursing staff, con-
cerning drugs, were outlined bv Mr G. D.
Stakes, a principal nursing tutor from
York. He made the point that it was the
patient that most mattered and nurses had
the greatest contact with them.
He believed that they should understand
what they were doing at all times and not
just ask for instructions. After qualifying,
as far as knowing about drugs was con-
cerned it depended entirely on a nurses's
own initiative. He was not aware of any
hospital policy on drug information.
He had found that sisters and charge
nurses within his hospital group had all
agreed that information was hard to ob-
tain and depended on the ingenuity of
nurses and relationships with the various
As reference literature both Ml MS and
the National Formulary were not ideal for
nurses and MIMS was not always avail-
able. He had established that night staff
were rarely given full details about their
patient's medication and information was
not left out for them.
Mr Stakes advocated visits by the phar-
macist to the ward and the use of a
loose-leaf folder system on wards to pro-
vide basic pharmacological information.
That would help for instance in the present
situation where a nurse was warned to look
out for the side effects of a drug but she
found she did not know what she was
Miss S. E. Brooker, information phar-
macist for the United Leeds Hospitals,
described her work. She illustrated the
layout of filing cards used at Leeds and
said that several bodies were now develop-
ing drug code systems for rapid retrieval.
She expected that a British drug code
would be developed shortly.
Hospital staff had to know that the
facility was available. Once they had con-
tacted her they tended to approach her
again with other queries.
Miss Brooker said that the Guild were
currently studying the feasibility of intro-
ducing a card index system nationally.
In the discussion which followed the
system introduced at Shotley Bridge
General Hospital, Co Durham was de-
scribed. Consultants there had agreed that
a drug list should be displayed on a panel
in each ward and that drug usage should
be controlled by it.
Doctors found it quite easy to rational-
ise their use of drugs and when coming
into the hospital found the lists useful to
indicate those drugs that were being em-
ployed. Requisition cards were arranged
on each panel and behind those was the
information on each drug.
Mr J. F. Fulford, of G. D. Searle &
Co Ltd, put forward the pharmaceutical
industry's viewpoint. He invited open dis-
cussion on his theme. With a little en-
couragement from Professor A. Wilson,
University of Liverpool, who chaired the
day's proceedings a spirited debate
Fewer new products
Mr Fulford spoke of the recent decline
in the number of new products coming
onto the market, but suspected that there
would be an increase again. He thought
that more medicaments from the EEC
would be marketed here as links increased
and anticipated "a flurry of new products"
when several patents expired.
The industry was engaged in consider-
able work on diagnostic products too and
he predicted rapid developments in this
field. Another change he anticipated was
a rapid decline in the number of pharma-
ceutical companies within the next ten
When asked why companies did not
publish information more often he ad-
mitted that a considerable proportion of
the records just dealt with failures. Com-
puter data was now available and could
In responding to some criticism of the
need for bioavailability studies Mr Ful-
ford said that there was a tendency for
such studies to become over sophisticated.
In summing up for the industry he said
that companies welcomed the start of
"information pharmacy." It was a logical
link in the process of communication. He
saw no reason why data sheets should not
be widely distributed to both pharmacists
Other speakers from the industry ad-
mitted that the present relationship with
hospital pharmacv was poor. Too much
was spent on mailings and not enough on
other information and again too much
attention was given to doctors and not
enough to pharmacists. There was suspi-
cion on both sides and undue secrecy
from the industry.
Aware of the mass of information
collected for the Extra Pharmacopoeia Mr
W. G. Smith, Nottingham General Hospi-
tal, said that it was unfortunate that that
information could not be taped.
Mr Blacow said that it was up to
hospital pharmacists to point that out. In
response to such a request, if hospitals
were prepared to pay for it, abstracts
could be circulated. More staff would be
required to perform that function.
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Xrayser, who never seems to miss the
chance of a snide dig at the Office of
Health Economics, takes me to task for
criticising excessive demands for safety
in respect of medicines. I fear, however,
he misunderstood what I was saying.
First, he is merely agreeing with me
when he says that we may be too un-
critical about some risks associated with
other forms of medical care. I specifically
drew attention in my lecture to our un-
reasonable acceptance of the perhaps
avoidable risks in some surgical opera-
tions. Second, on the subject of medicines,
I would never complain that safety stan-
dards were too high in absolute terms.
My point was that we must strike a
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effective April i
The following amendments to the British
National Formulary 1971 become effective
on April I.
p. 23 The address of the Northern Ireland
Chief Medical Officer is now Dundonald
House, Belfast, BT4 3SF. Any inquiries
about the Northern Ireland Regulations or
addicts should be made to the Ministry of
Home Affairs, also at Dundonald House,
telephone number 0232 650111, Extn 239 or
p.28 Iron Salts. Last line, after "body
weight" add "per hour".
p.29 First line, after "80mg" add "per kg".
pp. 58 and 59 Transpose the two pages.
p. 159 Line 6, amend "5 per cent" to "0-5
p. 199 Phosphates Enema. Delete the mono-
graph and add :
Phosphates Enema, B.P.C. (Page 46)
Sodium Acid Phosphate . . . . 100 g
Sodium Phosphate . . . . . . 80 g
Purified Water, freshly boiled and cooled
to 100 ml
A suitable preservative may be included.
If no volume is stated, dispense 128 ml in a
disposable pack fitted with a rectal nozzle.
p. 201 Cyclopentolate Eye-drops. Line 2,
delete "2 per cent". Line 6, amend "10 ml"
to "5 ml".
p. 202 Physostigmine and Pilocarpine Eye-
drops. Line 4, after "sodium metabisulphite"
add "and benzalkonium chloride".
p. 213 Diazepam Injection. Delete "B.P."
p. 252 Coal Tar and Salic v elk Acid Oint-
ment. Add "B.P.C." to title.
p.270 Cephalexin Tablets. Line 2, add
p. 276 Dydrogesterone Tablets. Lines 3 and
7, amend "5 mg" to "10 mg".
p.286 Norethisterone Tablets. Line 2, delete
"SH 420 Tablets". Line 3, delete "10 mg".
p. 351 Norethisterone. Transpose "SH 420"
to the entry "Norethisterone Acetate".
pp. 362 and 363 Dental Practitioners'
Formulary. Delete from the lists : "borax,
boric acid, potassium bromide, sodium per-
borate". Add "Chlordiazepoxide Capsules,
B.P." After "Carboxymethylcellulose Gelatin
Paste, D.P.F." Add "whether or not con-
Strengths of Preparations
The following preparations appear to be
no longer available in the strengths listed :
p. 216 Gentamicin Injection: 40,000 Units
in 1 ml.
p.218 Hyroxyprogesterone Injection: 125
mg in 1 ml.
Not applicable to Scotland
The amendments also give effect to the
recent nomen proprium agreements
(C&D. March 11 and 25).
Included is a paragraph that 'NP' must
be initiated by the prescriber for items
requiring an entry in the Dangerous Drugs
register, but it must be noted that this
arrangement is not applicable in Scotiand.
Northern Ireland is to follow Scotland.
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Budget fails to
London, March 29 : Last week's Budget
has failed so far to stimulate the buyers
of pharmaceutical chemicals, drugs or
essential oils into any kind of activity.
Business during the week, therefore,
remained at the low level of previous
weeks. There were the usual price fluctua-
tions among the crude drugs, among them
camphor powder which was significantly
lower than previously in both positions.
The forward rates for cascara, jalap,
Brazilian menthol and celery seed were
lower. Podophyllum Emodl unquoted for
months came on offer for September-
October shipment. Dearer were Curacao
aloes, balsam Peru and Canadian senega.
Among essential oils Ceylon citronella,
bois de rose and Chinese spearmint were
dearer while Bourbon geranium and
lemongrass were easier.
Acetic acid: In 12-ton lots, delivered, per metric
ton, BPC glacial £87-50; 90-5 per cent technical
E81; 80 per cent grades pure £76-50; technical
Acetomenaphthone: 100-kg lots £5-62i kg.
Alcohol: (Per proof gal). Ethyl fermentation in
2,500 bulk gal lots — SVR doubly rectified 96-1
per cent £0-303; absolute 99-9 per cent £0-315.
In drums 900 gal minimum respective prices are
£0-317, £0-329; Synthetic grades are 96 per cent,
£0-233 and 99-9 per cent, £0-245 in tank wagon;
£0-247 and £0-259 in drums for 900-bulk gal;
industrial grade 95 per cent £0-164 in bulk and
£0-178 in drums.
Ascorbic acid: £2-36 kg; 5-kg £2 33 kg; sodium
ascorbate plus £0-23; coated plus £0-10.
Benzoic acid: One-metric ton lots £30-42 kg.
Borax: BP grades, per metric ton, in paper bags
delivered; granular £75, crystals £100; powder
£82; extra fine powder £86. Technical grades
less £20 per ton.
Boric acid: BP grade per metric ton: granular
£99; crystals £140; powder £110; extra-fine powder
£114 in paper bags, carriage paid. Technical is
£20 per 1,000 kg less than BP grades.
Calcium carbonate: BP precipitated £49 per
Calcium gluconate: 250-kg lots £0-63 kg.
Calcium lactate: 250-kg £412 per metric ton.
Calcium pantothenate: £5-23 kg; 25-kg, £5-18 kg.
Calcium sodium lactate: metric ton. £709 for
Carotene: Suspension 20 per cent £16-73 kg.
Citric acid: BP granular hydrous per metric ton
50-kg lots, £337; 250-kg £325; 1 ,000-kg £313.
Anhydrous £358, £346, 334 respectively. Pre-
mium for powder £10.
Cortisone: acetate £0-25 per g.
Cyanocobalamin: up to 200-g lots £2 per g.
Ether: Anaesthetic BP — 2-litre bottles £0-87 each
for under 350 litres; £0-81 for over 350 litres;
32-kg drums £0-41 kg for 500-kg lots. Solvent BP
— per metric ton in drums from £294 for 500-kg
lots in 16-kg drums down to £266 in 130-kg
drums; 250-kg from £304 to £276.
Ferrous gluconate: £628 mertic ton in 50-kg lots.
Ferrous phosphate: In kegs £0-46 kg.
Folic acid: 1-kg £32; 50-kg £28-29.
Gallic acid: 1,000-kg lots £1-62 kg.
Hydroxocobalamin: £5-25 per g.
Iron ammonium sulphate: 100-kg £205 per metric
Iron and ammonium citrate: (per metric ton)
granules, 50-kg lots £650 1-ton £620. Scales 50-kg
£820; 1-ton £790; green £830.
Iron phosphate: £470 for metric ton 50-kg lots.
Lactic acid: £570 metric ton for 50-kg lots.
Methylated spirits: in 45-gal drums minimum
900 gal, delivered, industrial 66 op £0-308 per
bulk gal; perfumery quality £0-359; mineralised
64 op, £0-322. In tank wagon, 2,500-gal, the
rates are: £0-308, £0-359. and £0-30 respectively.
Nicotinamide: (Per kg) 1-kg £2-12; 25-kg £2 07;
50-kg £2 02.
Nicotinic acid: (Per kg) 1 kg £1-93; 50-kg £1-83.
Oleic acid: BP is £206 per metric ton delivered.
Oxalic acid: 20-ton lots about £170 metric ton.
DPanthenol: £9 kg; 5-kg £8-50 kg.
Pyrogallic acid: Pure 500-kg lots £4-73 per kg.
Salicylic acid: per metric ton 5-ton lots £405;
1-ton £425; 250-kg £470.
Stilboestrol: BP in 25-kilo lots £33 kg.
Tannic acid: 500-kg fluffy £1-35 kg; powder £1-33.
Tartaric acid: (Per metric ton) 50-kg lots £422;
250-kg £417; £408 ton.
Thiamine: Hydrochloride and nitrate £7-55 kg;
5-kg £7-52 kg; 25-kg £7-50.
Thymol: In 1-ton lots £2 per kg.
Vitamin D: Powder for tableting 850,000 iu per g,
£17-81 kg; 5-kg £17-75 kg.
Aloes: (metric ton) Cape primes £270 spot; £215
cif. Curacao £785 spot; £750 cif.
Balsams: (lb) Canada: £1-80 spot; shipment £1-75
cif. Copaiba: BPC £0-50; Para £0-40. Peru: £1-20
£1-15, cif. Tolu: BP £0-70.
Camphor: BP natural powder £1 kg spot; £0-90,
cif. Synthetic BP £0-57 kg in 500-kg lots.
Cascara: Spot £325 metric ton; shipment £300, cif.
Ginger: (ton) Cochin £210, cif. Jamaican
No. 3 £1,050 spot; £850. cif. Nigerian split £160,
cif; peeled £300 spot; £245, cif.
Menthol: (kg) Chinese spot £6; shipment £5-95,
cif. Brazilian spot £4-35; April-May £3-90, cif,
Pepper: (ton) Forward Sarawak black £380 spot;
£327-50, cif; white £480; £440, cif.
Podophyllum: Emodi £360 metric ton cif, Sept-Oct
Seeds: (ton) Anise: China star £175, spot;
shipment (125, cif. Caraway: Dutch ex wharf
£390. Celery: Indian £360; shipment £280,
cif. Coriander: Moroccan £77, cif. Cumin: Indian
£260, cif. Dill: Indian £23, cif. Fennel: Indian
£163, cif. Chinese £120, cif. Fenugreek: Moroc-
can for shipment £63, cif. Mustard: £60-£120.
Senega: Canadian £1-65 lb spot and cif.
Turmeric: Madras finger £165 ton; £157-50, cif.
Essential and expressed oils
Almond: Drum lots £0-60 kg.
Amber: Rectified spot £0-33 kg.
Anise: Chinese £1-40 kg spot; £1-30 cif.
Bay: £5-95 spot, shipment £5-85, cif.
Bergamot: £9-35-£11-55 kg as to grade.
Birch tar: Rectified £2-35 kg.
Bois de rose: Brazilian £1-75 kg spot.
Buchu: English distilled, £255 kg.
Cade: Spanish £0-42 kg.
Cajuput: £1 20 kg on spot.
Camphor white: Spot £0-36; £0-30 kg cif.
Cananga: Java £5 kg, cif.
Caraway: Dutch £6-50 kg; English £18 kg.
Cardamom: English distilled £45 kg; Indian
Cassia: Chinese 90 per cent, 85 per cent £2 05;
£2-20 kg, spot.
Celery: English £27 kg; Indian £19.
Cinnamon: Ceylon leaf £1-30 spot, £1-24 cif, Sey-
chelles leaf rectified £2-75; bark, English distilled
£88. Chinese £1-10 spot; £0-95, cif.
Citronella: Ceylon spot £1-05 kg; £0-93, cif.
Chinese; £1-10; £0-93, cif.
Clove: Madaqascar leaf £1-16 kg; £1-11. cif.
English distilled bud £17-60.
Cod-liver: BP in 45-gal lots £31-50 naked.
Coriander: £9-35 kg spot.
Cubeb: English, £13 kg.
Dill: £5-75 kg spot.
Eucalyptus: Chinese 80-85 per cent £0-66 kg in
bond £0-59, cif.
Fennel: Spanish sweet £2 09 kg.
Geranium: (kg) Bourbon £16-50 kg; Congo £13-75,
Ginger: English distilled £39 kg; Indian £22-50.
Juniper: Berry £3 08 kg; wood £0-55.
Lavandin: £2-76 kg spot.
Lavender: French from £4-40 kg.
Lavender spike: In 1-metric ton lots £2-90 kg.
Lemon: Sicilian £3-£6 kg as to quality.
Lemongrass: £2-15 kq spot; May-June £1-90, cif.
Lime: West Indian £7-70 kg spot; £7-15, cif.
Mandarin: £5 kg.
Nutmeg: East Indian £4-95 kg. English distilled
from West Indian £12-75; from E Indian £13-15.
Olive: £330-£338 metric ton, fob, Spain, spot
£390 long ton, duty paid ex wharf.
Orange: Sweet £0-54 kg spot; bitter from £3-15.
Palmarosa: £7-50 kg spot, £6-50, cif.
Patchouli: Spot £3-86-£4 kg.
Pennyroyal: £2-50-£2-70 kg to arrive.
Pepper: English distilled ex black £32-50 kg.
Peppermint (per kg) Arvensis Chinese. Spot
£2-50; £2-30 cif. Brazilian £1-67 spot; April-May
£1-60 cif. American Piperata from £3-85.
Petitgrain: £2-80 kg spot; £2-65, cif.
Pine: (kg) Abietis £3-75, pumilionis £6; sylvestris
Rosemary: Spanish £1-55 kg.
Sage: Spanish £1-85 kg spot.
Sandalwood: Mysore spot £13-50. East Indian
for shipment £13-40 kg, cif.
Spearmint: American £5 kg, cif; Chinese spot
£3-55 kg; shipment £3-50 cif.
Tuesday April 4
South Eastern Region, Pharmaceutical
Society, Varley Hall of Residence, Coldean
Lane, Brighton, at 6pm. "Progress in bio-
pharmacy with special reference to cardio-
vascular drugs'* (Three-day symposium).
Wednesday April 5
Scottish Department, Pharmaceutical Society,
36 York Place, Edinburgh, at 7.45pm. Mr D.
Macmurray and Mrs M. Lakie on "A 17th
century poisoning case?" and Mr L. G. Cook
on "Before Fleming".
West Metropolitan Branch, Pharmaceutical
Society, Great Western Hotel, Paddington
Station, London W2 at 7.45pm. Mr A.
Aldington on "The effect of the Common
Market on pharmacy".
Thursday April 6
Ayrshire Branch, Pharmaceutical Society,
Savoy Park hotel at 8pm. Wine and cheese
evening, and Detective-Sergeant Lorimer on
"Drug addiction in adolescents and its asso-
Harrogate Branch, Pharmaceutical Society,
Malborough Cafe, 3 Oxford Street, Harro-
gate, at 8pm. Annual meeting.
Hastings Branch, Pharmaceutical Society,
Granville hotel, Bexhill, at 8pm. Business
Huddersfield Branch, Pharmaceutical Society,
Spotted Cow hotel, New Hey Road, Salen-
dine Nook, Huddersfield, at 8pm. Annual
Society for Drug Research, Chelsea College,
Manresa Road, London SW3, at 9.45am.
One-day symposium on "Availability of drugs
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dispensing assistant wanted for
dispensing doctor. Box No. 1914.
LADIES required with experience in
retail or wholesale pharmacy for
position in Market Research Organi-
sation. No Statistical work involved.
Good salary, Luncheon Vouchers.
No Saturdays. Phone Mrs Quigg,
PHARMACIST required, full time or
possibly part time. Abnormal hours
in a very interesting environment at
London Airport. Tel: Superintendent
Pharmacist, 01-759 1283 or 959 3105.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL SERVICES
Vacancies for Senior Pharmacists exist at Royal
Naval Hospital, Haslar (Hants), and the RN
Medical Store, Greenock. Also for Deputy Chief
Pharmacist (Category II) at Haslar.
Interesting and rewarding careers open to
successful candidates with opportunities for pro-
Salary, conditions of service and superannuation
are linked to those of National Health Service.
Applicants (Male or Female) should apply to:
Ministry of Defence, CM(S)in,
Lacon House, Room 314, Theobalds Road,
London WCi 8RY.
Roundway Hospita) Management Committee
Mid-Wilts. Hospital Management Committee
Applications are invited for the newly created
for a joint appointment to the above two Groups
controlling a total of ten hospitals providing
psychiatric, acute and geriatric services in the
Mid and North Wilts, area.
Whitley Council conditions of service, salary
scale £2,013 to £2,781 per annum.
Applications stating age, qualifications and
experience, together with names and addresses
of two referees, to the Group Secretary, Round-
way Hospital, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5DS, by
the 28th April, 1972.
Commercially minded ambitious
young Pharmacirt willing to work
on own initiative for small but
rapidly expanding firm of manu-
facturing chemists in Glasqow.
Excellent prospects with position
of hioh importance as company
Box No. 1917
S.W. London Manf.
with large and expanding Export
market — require Chemist / Tech-
nician to Organise and Control
Lab. testing / Powders / Packing /
General assembly, etc. Must have
practical experience in pharma-
ceuticals. Good salary and pros-
Halewood Chemicals Ltd.
Stanwell Moor, Staines,
HIGH WYCOMBE &
Wycombe General Hospital,
High Wycombe, Bucks
required for this modern Pharm-
acy. Good working conditions
and opportunity to gain wide
experience in a busy general
hospital. Applicants must possess
a recognised pharmacy certifi-
cation. Salary within scale £894
to £1,254 per annum. Further
details from Group Chief Pharma-
cist, High Wycombe 26161 Ext.
HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL AND
THE ROYAL POSTGRADUATE
DU CANE ROAD, LONDON W12
Pharmacist required for newly
created post in large general
postgraduate teaching hospital
(category v). Post offers excel-
lent experience. Department
actively involved in research pro-
jects of Hospital, School and
Research Units. Development
taking place to improve ward
stocks service and to introduce
ward pharmacy. Very pleasant
working conditions. Salary scale
£1 ,431 -C1 ,797 plus Higher Quali-
fications Allowance (where ap-
plicable) and London Allowance
£90. Accommodation available
for single person (female).
Applications stating age, ex-
perience and naming two referees
to Chief Pharmacist.
HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL AND
THE ROYAL POSTGRADUATE
Du Cane Road, London, W.12.
Senior Pharmacist required at
above general postgraduate
teaching hospital (category V).
Rotation of duties, or mainly
full-time Sterile Products Labora-
tory if preferred. Post offers
excellent experience; very wide
range specialist and other work
including active involvement in
research projects of Hospital,
School and Research Units
and in Quality Control. Develop-
ments taking place to improve
ward stocks service and intro-
duce ward pharmacy. Very
pleasant working conditions.
Salary scale £1 ,653-£2,034 per
annum, including London Allow-
ance, plus Higher Qualifications
Allowance (where applicable).
Accommodation available for
single person (female).
Applications stating age, ex-
perience and naming two
referees, to Chief Pharmacist.
Please address Box No.
CHEMIST & DRUGGIST,
154 Fleet Street,
462 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
The Trade Marks set out below were assigned on the 30 September 1970 by BAYWOOD
CHEMICALS LIMITED now known as BAYER AGROCHEM LIMITED of Eastern Way, Bury
St Edmunds, Suffolk to FARBENFABRIKEN BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT of Leverkusen-
Bayerwerk, Germany, WITHOUT THE GOODWILL OF THE BUSINESS IN WHICH THEY
WERE THEN IN USE.
Chemical products included in Class 1 for
cultivation of agricultural crops and flowers.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class 1.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class 5.
Insecticides and fungicides.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class 5.
All goods included in Class
Insecticides, fungicides and
use in the
Molluscicidal preparations and preparations for destroying
Pharmaceutical preparations and substances for human use
and for veterinary use.
Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations and substances
but not including petroleum products and petrolatum products.
THE TRADE MARK No. 755912 con-
sisting of the word GASTRI-NOL and
registered in respect of pharmaceu-
tical preparations for use in the
treatment of disorders of the gastric
and digestive systems was assigned
on the 10 August, 1971 by Peptinol
(G.B.) Limited of 80. Elswick Road.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to De-Nol
Limited of 151, Fog Lane, Disbury
Manchester. WITHOUT THE GOOD-
WILL OF THE BUSINESS IN WHICH
IT WAS THEN IN USE.
fully experienced, ethicals-toiletries
and cosmetics. Conscientious, keen
worker. Own car. London — Home
Counties. Box No. 1909.
75 bedrms — 60 with pte. bath/
Lift. Licnd. Fully C. Htd. 3 miles
golden sands. Magnifi. surf-coast.
Choice of 4 beaches facing
south. Sea, country views. Heated
indoor swim pool. Games room.
Cocktail bars. Film shows. Danc-
ing. Hairdressing salon. Roof
gdn. Parking. Colour brochure,
Dept. CD. Tel. Woolacombe 491.
# InAnodised Aluminium
Utr Built in Illuminated signs
4t Available from stock
# Installed in 2 Days
on most sites
UNIT SHOPFRONTS LTD
9 Aintree Road Perivale Middlesex
ONE-DAY REFITS. No trade loss
arrangements. Your shop replanned
free. Cash. Rental. Credit. S. G.
Clark, Kytes House, Watford, WD2
6NT. Tel: 01-935 0892. 9 am— 5 pm.
Tel: Garston 79151. after 5 pm.
ADVERTISER with idea for a new
innovation involving a simple phar-
maceutical compound seeks imagina-
tive manufacturing chemist to
develop and market. No finance
available. Box No. 1919.
To assist with introduction of
new Pharmaceutical line. Must
have well established connec-
APPLY BOX NO. 1908
Fast growing company with estab-
lished lines seek agents in all
j areas with good connections with
chemists, department stores and
Apply Box 1898
ANALYTICAL AND RESEARCH
Complete Chemical, Biochemical,
and Micro-Biological investiga-
tions, for all branches of the
Food, Pharmaceutical, and Drug
Industries, using the latest tech-
niques of Chromatography, Infra
Red, U/V, and Atomic Absorp-
tion Spectroscopy, in addition to
all standard Analytical proce-
Highest resolution Black/White,
and Colour Photo-Microscopy.
Our qualified staff, will be pleased
to discuss any problem, from a
simple analysis, to a full scale
Research and Development Pro-
In the first instance, please write
or telephone our Technical Direc-
*mmr 4/50 or 2777 -
King TB4 Electronic Tablet
Counter. Under one year old, in
absolutely first class condition.
Cost £840, will accept £550.
Frank Sammeroff Limited, 110
Commerce Street, Glasgow, G5
8DR. Tel: 041-429 3274.
The Perfect Denture Cleanser
15p per bottle, inc tax.
Order now from your Wholesaler.
Oakes & Co. Ltd.,
Tel: 01-398 4650.
ONE-SIZE TIGHTS. Perfect.
Popular brands from £1-60 doz.
Tax paid. Carriage free. Price
list: Edward Kaye Ltd., Coventry
House, South Place, London
WANTED: Surplus cameras, enlarg-
ers, cine-cameras and projectors,
photographic equipment of every
description. Surplus and outdated
film and paper, large or small
quantities. Phone, write or call.
Spears (Dept. CD), back Watling
Street, Shudehill, Manchester, 4.
Telephone: BLAckfriars 9432 (5
lines). Bankers, Midland Bank, Ltd.
WE PURCHASE surplus and redun-
dant stocks of every description,
especially packing material. Spot
cash settlement. Reliance Trading
Company, 23-25 Charles Lane, St.
John's Wood, London, N.W.8. Tel.:
JUNiper 0701. C 599
FROM ONE UPWARDSI
Sample and Details
Primapak Showcard Service,
74, Briar Street, Nottingham,
NG2 1FS. Telephone: 85125
MANLY MAN'S BELT. Nationally
advertised "obtainable from chem-
ists". £2-68. Full trade terms. Order
by waist measurement from Manly
Co., 23 Freshwater Parade,
Bishopric, Horsham, Sussex. Tele-
phone: Horsham 5426.
Printed in Great Britain by BISHOPSGATE PRESS LIMITED, 21 New Street, Loni
House, 154 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2DL. Registered at the GPO as a newspapef
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronn
permission of Benn Brothers
r and published by BENN BROTHERS LTD., at Bouverie
its reserved. No part of this publication may be produced,
Tanical. photocopying, recorling or otherwise without the prior
Chemist & Druggist April 1 1972 —
UNICAN are right again with
the timing of their advertising
campaign currently appearing
in the national press ready
for the Spring and Summer
seasons - and remember
UNICAN have the right varieties
-6 types of BEER & 16 types of WINE
UNICAN have the right quality
— laboratory controlled production
UNICAN have the right distribution
— through over 40 leading wholesalers
UNICAN have the right profit margins for you
— second to none
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR STOCKS
OF UNICA N- RIGHT NO W
ready for the increased demand which is coming
New stockists are invited to write for details
of special introductory off er.
Monks" Home Brews Ltd., Nordrach House, Staple Hill,
Bristol BS16 4QF. Telephone Bristol (0272) 657241
The associated company of Grey Owl Laboratories Ltd.
I Another Once in a Lifetime Offer I
theADWELC 16 ELECTRIC
With a free 12 Months
SPECIAL OFFER PRICE
WITH 10 SPECIAL STAR FEATURES
1 . Adding/Subtraction with Credit Balance.
2. Positive and Negative Multiplication with or
without production retention.
3. Negatives in red print.
4. Automatic Back Transfer Switch for Products
5. Automatic Squaring.
6. Non-Add Key for reference.
7. In-put Indicator.
8. Multiplication Control Indicator.
9. Repetition and Automatic Clearance.
10. Fully motorised keys — three with dual functions
for ease of operation.
No Charge for POSTAGE
061 832 9081
4 ROCHDALE RD.MANCHESTER4
464 — Chemist & Druggist April 1, 1972
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