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Walgreens “formally approached” for corporate buyout

Walgreen Boots Alliance has reportedly been “formally approached” by New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co.

AIM unveils revamped vision and strategy for 2020

AIMp's strategic priorities for 2020 include being the voice of independent multiples and leading independents.

Walgreens exploring private equity buy-out?

Walgreens has held preliminary discussions with private equity firms claims Reuters

Labour party has no plans to nationalise pharmacies

Labour Party clarifies that bringing pharmaceutical provision in-house referred to hospital services.

Lib Dem leader drops in on Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Jo Swinson given whistle-stop tour of Watford wholesaler.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

Labour’s McDonnell wants to bring pharmacies ‘in-house’

The shadow chancellor says Labour would bring pharmaceutical provision in-house.

Four more medicines face export ban

Four more medicines join growing list of those that cannot be exported.

New CBD trade association created to uphold standards

A trade association has been formed to promote the legal, safe and regulated supply of cannabis-based products.

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.

Boots hit by profits drop – tough UK market to blame

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees a quarterly 20 per cent fall in profits for its retail pharmacy international division.

Independents unhappy with wholesaler service levels

Independents are unhappy with wholesaler service standards and feel they are sometimes treated unfairly.  

McKesson staff take part in app awareness drive

Over 200 McKesson UK support workers were invited to work as part of a pharmacy team in a LloydsPharmacy branch for the day.

DHSC reveals second wave of October price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care today reveals the second list of drug price concessions for October.   

Sixteen month sentence for £76k fraud pharmacist

A pharmacist has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for overcharging the NHS £76,475 for prescription medicines.

Merck seeks to tackle drug shortages using tech

Drugs manufacturer Merck is to pilot-test a new system using analytics and machine learning in an attempt to tackle shortages.

Move to give Welsh pharmacies needs-based contracts

The Welsh Government is consulting on proposed changes to the criteria for awarding pharmacy contracts.

Parallel trade ban on 30 drugs to stop Brexit profiteering

The Times says ministers will ban the export of up to 30 drugs to prevent wholesaler profiteering in the run-up to no-deal Brexit.

DHSC reveals more late concessionary prices

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday released the final list of drug price concessions for September.

PSNC: ‘Transitional payments’ linked to item numbers

The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.

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