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Well to dispense 43 million prescriptions from central hub

Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Locum app secures £1m in growth funding

The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.

Torbett to take over as ABPI chief exec

Dr Richard Torbett takes over as ABPI chief exec in Jnuary 2020.

Final November drug concession announced on December 3

The Department of Health and Social Care issued the final price concession for November - on December 3.

Contractors “losing tens of thousands” over EPS claims

Some contractors are “losing tens of thousands of pounds” due to errors made when submitting EPS claims.

Lloyds parent company to double automation by June

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK has said it plans to double its automated dispensing capacity by June 2020.

LloydsPharmacy now offering HPV vaccination in 13 branches

Thirteen LloydsPharmacy stores are now offering a private HPV vaccination service to customers aged between 12 and 45.

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging £3

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

App to detect UTIs launches across Day Lewis pharmacies

A smartphone app to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) will be launched in 285 Day Lewis Pharmacies across the UK.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

Ranitidine and Irbesartan on second concessions list

The Department of Health and Social Care published the second concessions list for November on Friday.

AAH developing messaging system for delivery delays

AAH is developing a real-time messaging system that will tell customers if their delivery is likely to be delayed.

Orlistat and Cefalexin on first concessions list for November

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

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.

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