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Business

NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries

Both the National Pharmacy Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society have begun celebrations for key milestones.

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Health & NHS

RPS and RCGP launch plan to improve flu vaccination roll-out

The RPS and RCGP have encouraged GPs and pharmacists to work together to ensure people get a flu vaccine this year.

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Health & NHS

CCA pushes for more flexibility to deliver flu jabs

CCA wants the scope to deliver the vaccine in new locations such as town halls and places of worship.

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Profession

Senior RPS figures to be made redundant

Exclusive: PNN understands that two key positions on RPS leadership team will be axed.

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Practice

Leeds pharmacies and GPs share flu jab details

PharmOutcomes and GP practices using SystmOne trial electronic notifications.

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Profession

Pharmacist jailed for selling black market pills from mother's pharmacy

A pharmacist who sold addictive prescription drugs on the black market from his mother’s pharmacy was today sentenced to a year in jail.

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Health & NHS

Pharmacies still failing to meet safety standards, warns PDA

The PDA warns many UK pharmacies are still failing to meet key patient safety standards such as adequate staffing levels.

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Business

Kar-go delivery bot begins delivery trials from Hounslow pharmacy

The autonomous vehicle is the first such vehicle to travel on roads in the UK.

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Profession

RPS gives evidence to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus

The RPS has provided evidence of pharmacy's role and needs to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus.

 

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Business

RPS to lease spare office space in headquarters building

Society to retain three floors at Smithfield , while two floors are leased to Ingeus.

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Profession

Pharmacist jailed for selling drugs worth 280k on black market

A West Midlands pharmacist has received a 28-month prison sentence for selling medicines on the black market.

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Profession

RPS: Pharmacy teams need priority supermarket slots

The RPS calls for pharmacy staff to access priority opening hours in supermarkets for NHS staff. 

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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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