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Drug firm coughs up £8m to competition watchdog in UK first

A pharmaceutical company has offered to pay the NHS £8m following an investigation into suspected collusion.

Give pharmacies same business rate support as GPs, says Lloyds chief

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company has hit out at government business rates.

Register with MYS to claim PQS payments, says PSNC

Community pharmacy contractors in England are being told by PSNC that they need to register for the MYS application.

‘Doubling’ rent cost leads to LloydsPharmacy branch closing

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company criticises the doubling of rent on one of its branches.

Select Committee highlights risks of disruption from no deal Brexit

A disorderly no deal would disrupt the UK’s chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains overnight.

Boots trials translation technology in five stores

Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.  

LloydsPharmacy parent company sees profits tumble

LloydsPharmacy’s parent company singles out NHS “underfunding” and falling prescription numbers as challenges.

Lloyds parent company: ‘We believe pharmacies will close’

McKesson UK chief Toby Anderson said the new settlement is “neither as good as we hoped nor as bad as we feared.”

May Bank Holiday rescheduled in 2020

The Government has announced that it is pushing back next year's early May Bank Holiday to Friday, May 8 2020.

Drug companies “carved up the market” alleges watchdog

AMCo, Morningside and Alliance Healthcare have been accused of illegal market sharing over nitrofurantoin.

Clinical services centre stage in landmark 5-year funding deal

Community pharmacy has its first multi-year funding settlement, but funding is fixed at current levels of £2.592bn per year.  

App to help patients book community pharmacy services

A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.

Pharmacy2U: We have cost NHS £5m less over 5 years

Pharmacy2U said it has been paid £5m less in NHS fees than community pharmacies.

NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

NPA: Check status of CBD products or risk insurance cover

NPA members must ascertain the contents of any CBD products they intend to sell or risk losing their indemnity.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

LloydsPharmacy parent appoints new chief retail officer

McKesson UK appoints former retail pharmacy operations director of Boots as its new chief retail officer.

No deal Brexit back in DHSC spotlight

DHSC warns the main risk to the supply of medicines remains the likely bottlenecks at the short straits crossings.

Generic prices double between manufacturer and reimbursement

Average manufacturer selling prices for readily available generics are around half the Drug Tariff price, says BGMA commissioned report.

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