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Business

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

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Health & NHS

Still no clarity on apprenticeship trailblazers

The organisation tasked with supporting a second proposal for a pharmacy apprenticeship decided not to reveal the identities of the employers

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Practice

Ask Your Pharmacist Week "more important than ever"

As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.

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Profession

Diary of a Covid vaccinator: part 2

Writer Asha Fowells returns to her pharmacist roots as she describes in her blog the highs and lows of working in a Covid-19 pharmacy vaccination clinic.

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Analysis

PSNC Dukes: ‘We’re not the rolling over committee’

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said the negotiator will be prepared to walk away from any inadequate funding deal proposed by the Government.

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Analysis

DHSC tackles “inequitable” reimbursement patterns

The Government has launched a consultation on community pharmacy reimbursement reforms.

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Health & NHS

'Revolutionary' anti-cholesterol drug to be offered on NHS

NHSE&I said inclisiran will be administered by nurses in GP surgeries.

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Health & NHS

Pharmacy teams hailed at 2019 Independent Pharmacy Awards

The Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons celebrated the role of pharmacy teams across the UK.

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Practice

Medicines safety audit guidance from CPPSG to support PQS

The cross-sector Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has developed new medicines safety audit guidance.

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Analysis

Multiples' closures adding up

The UK’s major pharmacy businesses appear to be going through a period of reckoning as cuts begin to really bite.

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Health & NHS

Smoking on the decline

The number of adult smokers has fallen by around 1.8 million in England over seven years.

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Profession

PCN pharmacist workforce rises 18 per cent in three months

Number of full time PCN pharmacists rose by 18 per cent between March and June.

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Clinical

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Clinical

Dementia linked with hypothyroidism

Study finds a marked association between the two conditions among older people

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Clinical

Over 10% of patients not receiving valproate cards from pharmacies

Safety requirements for sodium valproate still not being met, says NHS England

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Clinical

Osteoarthritis increases risk of long-term co-morbidities

OA associated with many and varied comorbidities, new research indicates

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Clinical

NHS England to offer all T1D patients no-scan glucose monitors

NHSE&I to roll out devices to all Type 1 diabetes patients after new price deal with manufacturer

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Clinical

Less than half of PPI users have a valid indication

Just 44 per cent of patients in a retrospective Dutch study had a valid indication

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Clinical

Novo Nordisk warns pharmacists about defective prefilled pens

Batches of NovoRapid FlexTouch and Saxenda FlexTouch prefilled pens affected by defect.

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Clinical

Medicines-related hospital admissions higher than previously thought

Liverpool researchers found adverse reactions contributed to 16 per cent of admissions

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Clinical

‘Alarming increase’ in Barrett’s oesophagus

Strong growth in prevalence should be of concern to clinicians, say researchers.

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Clinical

Smoking may increase risk of developing mental illness

Smoking likely to increase a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, say researchers.

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Clinical

Proton pump inhibitors linked to higher risk of diabetes

Prolonged use of PPIs raises diabetes risk, Italian researchers conclude.

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Clinical

NICE says 400,000 people could benefit from new triglyceride drug

Vazkepa can reduce heart attack and stroke in individuals with residual risk despite statin treatment.

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Clinical

Pharmacies told to stop supplying batch of Phenobarbital 60mg tablets

The MHRA said all remaining stock should be quarantined and returned to its supplier.

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Business

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Business

‘Drug shortages are worse than ever – it’s taking up valuable time’

Shortages are worsening and getting harder to predict, says contractor Waqas Ahmad

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Business

PDA: Scottish health secretary should get tough on pharmacy closures

Scotland needs to implement a 'regime of financial sanctions' for repeat offenders, says PDA

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Business

Stocks of insulin product run out while MHRA recalls eye drop batch

Stocks of Insuman Comb 50 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges have been exhausted.

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Business

Health board in talks with Lloyds about ‘failures’ in Aberdeen branch

Patients reportedly waiting several hours to collect medicines from Westhill branch of LloydsPharmacy

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Business

MHRA warns companies against online advertising of Kenalog injections

Kenalog injections are not licensed for the treatment of hay fever in the UK

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Business

London pharmacist sells up after 35 years and retires

Naishadkumar Patel ran Kingshield Pharmacy in Brixton which dispenses around 5,600 items a month

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Business

MHRA approves POM to P switch for Sudafed Plus Blocked Nose nasal spray

The product will be available from pharmacies without a prescription following the reclassification

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Business

Scottish multiple expands to 30 with new Glasgow acquisition

Stepps Pharmacy sold through a quick and confidential process, says Christie & Co

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Business

TV investigation reveals ‘dozens’ of fake online pharmacies

Illegal websites selling different strengths or active ingredients to those advertised

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Business

Important message from Pharmacy Magazine

Telephone canvassers have contacted pharmacists making unfounded representations about Pharmacy Magazine.

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Business

Boots delivers medicines to Isle of Wight via drone test flight

Multiple is assessing the potential for longer-term use of drones to deliver medicines.

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Business

Animal medicine seizure notice issued to West Midlands pharmacy

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate seized worming capsules from Jubilee Pharmacy trading as Meditech, Wednesbury, West Midlands.  

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