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Health & NHS

Pharmacy figures will discuss drug-related deaths in Scotland next month

Catriona Matheson, who chairs the Ministerial Drug Death Task Force for Scotland, launched the Scottish Pharmacy Alliance.

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Business

Pharmacists urged to respond to drug shortages survey

Pharmacists have one day left to respond to a study on the impact of medicines shortages on pharmacies.

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Health & NHS

RPS supports Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds

Three million youngsters will be eligible to receive a single dose of the Pfizer jab.

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Practice

Don’t boast about flu jab numbers, PDA warns pharmacists

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has said some pharmacists are “making irresponsible remarks” on social media regarding the flu service. 

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Health & NHS

We’ll support independents, promises RPS chief

RPS chief Paul Bennett vows to work with independent pharmacists as the new NHS structures emerge.

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Business

PDAU negotiates pay rise for Boots pharmacists

The PDA Union and Boots UK agree a pay settlement for store-based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.

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Profession

RPS president: Board members should have maximum term limits

RPS president Sandra Gidley says board members should be allowed to serve three non-consecutive three-year terms.

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Profession

GPhC: ‘No need for restrictions’ on provisional pharmacist role

The GPhC has said that as long as appropriate safeguards are in place to support provisionally registered pharmacists there is “no need” to restrict the scope of their role.

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Profession

Scotland funding package "not quite" what CPS hoped for

A 2019-20 financial package for pharmacy in Scotland with a £2.6m uplift from last year is "not quite" what CPS hoped for due to "one outstanding issue".

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Business

RPS urges government to immediately de-list DNP products

RPS chief pharmacist Gino Martini has called on the government to immediately de-list DNP products. 

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Profession

Ten contenders for RPS English Pharmacy Board election

Voting opens on April 29 for five vacancies. Those elected will serve a three-year term.

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Profession

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

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Clinical

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Clinical

Dears Pharmacy and PocDoc launch lipid testing service

Scheme uses smartphone testing and includes a statin prescribing option.

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Clinical

Statins may protect against Parkinsonian symptoms

The reduction in Parkinsonism was more marked in those receiving higher doses.

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

'Regular and consistent exercise' is the first line treatment, says NICE.

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

'Regular and consistent exercise' is the first line treatment, says NICE.

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Clinical

Twice-a-year injection for high blood pressure undergoes trial

The treatment could replace the need for daily pills if the study is successful.

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Clinical

Mixed reaction to proposed oxybutynin POM to P switch

Some pharmacists have criticised a proposal to reclassify the drug for overactive bladder in women.

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Clinical

Hampshire MP says HRT has run out 'completely' in constituency

Caroline Nokes MP says local pharmacies have run out of HRT gel.

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Clinical

MHRA highlights Nordic pregabalin risk study

Slightly higher risk of major congenital malformations when pregabalin is taken in pregnancy.

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Clinical

GPhC condemns 'unacceptable' reports of valproate supply without warning leaflet

A Sunday Times report revealed prescribers are supplying pregnant women with the drug without proper information.

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Clinical

Two new antimicrobial drugs set to launch in UK market

NICE issues draft recommendation for drugs developed through new 'subscription' payment model.

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Clinical

Research update: Methenamine – an alternative for UTI prophylaxis?

Metabolite offers an alternative to antibiotics for women with recurrent UTIs, research suggests.

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Clinical

Oral anticoagulants benefit new AF patients

Risk of stroke and death in new AF patients reduced, finds a new study based in general practices.

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Business

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Business

Boots owner has paid out "billions" in dividends

Dividend payments for Boots' parent company makes headlines in Sunday Times.

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Business

Pharmacists looking at a GP partnership must protect their rights

Ross Clark from Hempsons said that without a signed deed a partnership can be “highly unstable”.

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Business

I want successful businesses to join me, says ‘super pharmacy’ CEO

Alitam chief sets out his ambitions to disrupt the sector.

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Business

Superdrug launches £99 perimenopause blood test service

Screening service will assess reproductive hormone levels as well as nutritional deficiencies and thyroid function.

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Business

Pharmaceutical wholesaler falls into administration

Doncaster Pharmaceuticals Group, Testerworld Limited and Eclipse Generics Limited were appointed an administrator this week.

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Business

McKesson UK CEO steps down after four years

Toby Anderson's exit comes as speculation grows over the future of LloydsPharmacy and its remaining branches.

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Business

NHS reviewing claims that pharmacy overcharged for prescription

London pharmacy defends its attempts to prevent dispensing drugs at a loss.

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Business

Knights takes number of pharmacies to 98 with Cecil Jones deal

Knights bought Pearns Pharmacies Limited last year, Norchem Healthcare in 2015 and Vittoria Healthcare in 2017.

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Business

HubRx founder: We want to transform pharmacy operations

Daniel Lee elaborates on his claims that hub and spoke can help independents boost profits.

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Business

NPA: Competition watchdog will look at hub and spoke concerns

There are fears the model could initially be monopolised by a few companies and disadvantage pharmacies and the NHS.

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Business

Aspen will not raise price of cancer drugs, insists CMA

The regulator said Aspen’s pledge to lower pricing will continue to be fulfilled and not be affected by Brexit.

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Business

Well Pharmacy tells staff they can come to work with Covid

Exclusive: Well staff told that isolating after a positive Covid test is now a personal choice.

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