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The identity of C+D's long-running contributor remains a mystery, but his irreverent views are known by all. Tweet him @Xrayser

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When I was little, I used to dream I had superpowers and could fly. Proper arms-outstretched, legs-back flying – so much so that I would sleep laid...
12/11/2018 2
The patient looked up at the pharmacist. “Your assistant said you wanted to talk to me about the prescriptions I’m collecting?” “Nothing to worry...
23/10/2018 4
Health secretary Matt Hancock told C+D this week that he’s in favour of the “French model” of pharmacy which, while delightfully enigmatic, has left...
05/10/2018 7
Despite a running joke between Mrs Xrayser and myself that she is “worth far more than rubies and pearls” to me, it’s hard to put a value on people,...
01/10/2018 2
A patient came in today and said: “Isn’t it annoying – after all this fine weather, the rain has come.” I thought: “No. For those of us working in...
15/08/2018 21
“Your local pharmacy is not simply a place to pick up your prescription.” I was in two minds when I read that quote from Rowlands managing director...
06/08/2018 1
There was an awkward silence in the office of advertising agency Branding Iron. Their previous marketing campaigns for community pharmacy had always...
23/07/2018 2
Over the weekend I read the C+D article about the petition protesting the “unsuitable” June pre-registration exam, which apparently has received more...
16/07/2018 18
It’s becoming a strange summer, with unremittingly sunny weather and uncharacteristic English sporting success. But of course some things never...
02/07/2018 6
I was giving a talk to a local stroke group this week when someone asked the question about aspirin. You know, the “should I take a low-dose aspirin...
18/06/2018 2

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