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Clinical

Does the way TB is identified need a rethink?

Current practice is missing large numbers of tuberculosis patients, researchers say, as many do not have the persistent cough that is commonly regarded as the main diagnostic trigger.

03 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Fear of recurrence among individuals with remitted depression

About three-quarters of people with depression live in fear of recurrence, Canadian researchers report.

03 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Clinical

Montelukast PIL updated to warn of neuropsychiatric reactions

MHRA says patients should be alert to behaviour and mood-related changes associated with the treatment, and seek urgent medical attention if neuropsychiatric reactions occur.

30 Apr 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Hair loss drug to come with warning card amid sexual dysfunction reports

MHRA concerned by low awareness of potential side effects from finasteride.

30 Apr 2024 , 2 Min Article

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‘Real benefit’: NHS extends optician-to-pharmacy hypertension referral pilot

Optical practice referrals have helped divert patients from A&E, says local LPC.

26 Apr 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Clinical briefing: Dementia – lessons from history

Dementia researchers image brains, search for biomarkers and scan genomes. Perhaps they also need to look beyond high-tech and into the past...

22 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Article

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GPhC responds to NHSE policy on puberty suppressing hormones

The GPhC has urged organisations offering gender incongruence and dysphoria services to provide clear referral routes following new NHS England policy on puberty suppressing hormones.

26 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article

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ICS works with digital start-up on pharmacist-led hypertension programme

Prescribing pharmacists to offer virtual consultations to help improve hypertension control

27 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Codeine linctus to be reclassified as POM because of risk of abuse

Codeine linctus is to be reclassified to a prescription-only medicine due to the risk of abuse, dependency and overdose, the MHRA has announced.

20 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Pharmacy First Toolkit: Introduction

The Pharmacy First service became available from community pharmacies in England from January 31, 2024. It allows pharmacy teams to complete episodes of care including provision of advice and NHS funded treatment where appropriate for seven common conditions. Use this toolkit as your indispensable service implementation guide. Compiled by Patrick Grice.

17 Feb 2024 , 25 Min Module

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Genetic biobank recruiting patients on DOACs in pilot study

By collecting genetic samples, the Yellow Card Biobank aims to determine whether a suspected side effect was caused by a specific genetic trait.

13 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article

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New valproate safety materials released by MHRA

Updated regulatory measures are now in place to reduce the known harms from valproate.

09 Feb 2024 , 3 Min Article

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Business

Superdrug to cut the ribbon on 25 new stores in 2024

Superdrug to open some of its 'biggest ever stores' this year

17 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Business

Boots parent ‘revisiting plan to sell its UK business’

WBA stock rallies amid reports it is once more eyeing a sale of the Boots UK business.

14 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business

East Midlands brothers buy their 14th pharmacy

Saraj Pharmacy in Loughborough sold after 'high levels of interest and offers'

09 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Business

Boots tells staff to report ‘any pressure’ to hit Pharmacy First ‘targets’

Stores director says progress reports not intended to put pressure on staff.

09 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business

Demand for medicine deliveries ‘much higher’ than service availability

Forty per cent of British adults say they would like their medicines delivered.

07 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business

CPE to measure rise in ‘unfunded’ work in the wake of Pharmacy First

Audit launching on June 3 will seek to measure rise in unfunded work says negotiator

07 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Business

PDA director Claire Ward elected first mayor of the East Midlands

Claire Ward, the Labour candidate and Pharmacist Defence Association’s director of public affairs, has been elected the first mayor of the East Midlands, covering Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

07 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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CPE attacks new concessions system as ‘delayed’ April prices released

Businesses concerned by the new clawback system imposed by Government.

01 May 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business

‘Illicit’ online medicine sales a ‘global phenomenon’ says MHRA

Consumers like the convenience and low prices of online providers – but there are risks, says MHRA

01 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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CBD product receives positive safety assessment from FSA

The Food Standards Agency has concluded that supplier Chanelle McCoy Health has provided sufficient information to assure its Pureis Ultra Pure CBD is safe as a food supplement.

30 Apr 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business

Locum snaps up 30-hour pharmacy in Durham

Locum pharmacist Monju MIah plans to boost Moorside Pharmacy's service offering

30 Apr 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Business

CAT upholds £2.8m fine for Accord and Auden Mckenzie for illegal market sharing

Accord-UK and Auden Mckenzie have lost their appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to overturn a £2.8 million fine for illegal market sharing relating to hydrocortisone 20mg tablets.

30 Apr 2024 , 1 Min Article