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Haloperidol 5mg/5ml oral supplies expected in late summer

Haloperidol 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar-free is out of stock and further supplies are not expected until late summer.

Improving Boots performance ‘a top priority’ for WBA

Boots UK parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said turning around the fortunes of the struggling multiple will be one of its “top priorities”. 

Boots retail sales slump 18% ‘due to lockdown’

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Rowlands pharmacists’ pay rises by 'up to' 1%

Pharmacists working for Rowlands Pharmacy have been informed they will receive a maximum pay increase of one per cent from April 1.

LloydsPharmacy launches two Covid vaccination sites

Pharmacists at branches in Carterton and Cramlington are delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

PEPS suspended for new applications

The Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme has been suspended until further notice for new contractors wishing to join from March 18.  

Sheffield pharmacy claims it is first to go fully paperless

Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a cloud-based system.

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

PCT Healthcare acquires Murray’s pharmacy group

Peak Pharmacy parent company PCT Healthcare acquired the Murray’s pharmacy group on Monday March 15.

Roz Brewer succeeds Pessina as WBA chief executive

Stefano Pessina who moves to the role of executive chairman of the board of WBA.

Superdrug launches home test kit for UTIs

Superdrug Online Doctor has launched a £9.99 test and treat service for urinary tract infections in partnership with medtech company TestCard. 

Hub & spoke could be ‘stitch up’ says ex pharmacy minister

Allowing hub and spoke dispensing to operate across separate pharmacy businesses could have “unintended consequences" says Steve Brine. 

Five arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs online

Five people are suspected of selling unlicensed medicines through illegal websites.  

ECHO pulls ‘invite a friend’ email over inducement 'confusion'

LloydsPharmacy parent McKesson UK has stopped an email campaign highlighting a reward scheme for patients who refer a friend.

Phoenix acquires prescription app ‘to compete with Pharmacy2U’

Phoenix UK has bought digital prescription service Co-op health in a big to “help independent pharmacies compete against the likes of Pharmacy2U”.   

LPC levies will not rise because of Wright reforms

The CCA's Stephen Thomas says LPC levies will not increase to subsidise the Wright reforms. 

No slowdown in UK investment say T&R parent

T&R's parent company unveils double digit growth, and revenues over €3 billion

Online platform helps pharmacy generate £83k turnover

A pharmacy group claims an online appointment booking service has generated almost £100,000 in turnover. 

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