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Priadel accusations 'unfounded' manufacturer tells BBC

Drug company stands to make millions from NHS after announcing plans to stop making lithium product programme claims.

Well criticised for causing prescription ‘panic’ with text message

Well has been criticised for sending a text message to patients warning them to prepare for coronavirus disruption "as soon as possible".

100 new products added to DND list in October Tariff

Ensure liquid, Fortisip Compact Protein liquid and Aptamil Pepti 1 powder among products where discount no longer deducted.

Scottish contractors get Drug Tariff uplift for April-June

Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland are to receive an additional payment for items dispensed in April, May and June.

Drug companies ‘in constant emergency’ due to Brexit uncertainty

A representative for UK drug manufacturers has told MPs that Brexit negotiators must reach a deal to prevent supply chain chaos. 

P2U accused of ‘misleading’ NHS claims in its advertising

Online distance dispenser Pharmacy2U has been accused once more of using misleading claims in its advertising.

CCA & NPA update crisis guidance for second wave

Providing Pharmaceutical Care in Crisis Situations updates guidance first published in the spring.

NHS chief blasts Priadel manufacturer for ‘jacking prices’

The head of the NHS in England has criticised Priadel manufacturer Essential Pharma for discontinuing the drug.

Hub & spoke still poses risks, report finds

The hub and spoke model poses significant risks that need to be addressed, sector stakeholders have found.

Rowlands’ losses more than double ‘due to Category M changes’

Rowlands attributes a £71.3m financial loss to Government decisions including changes to Category M reimbursement prices. 

Boots facing lawsuits over unpaid lockdown rent

Boots UK is facing multiple lawsuits from landlords over allegedly refusing to pay rents at some of its stores during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Jo Churchill gets flu jab in London pharmacy

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy.

DHSC announce first concessions list for September

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the first list of concessions for September.

Some batches of Neupro and Vimpat PIs subject to Class 2 recall

Six parallel distributors involved in recall of batches of Neupro 4mg/24 hour patches and Vimpat 100mg tablets

LloydsPharmacy launches 'community immunity' flu campaign

Early indications suggest a 50 per cent increase in uptake of flu vaccination this year, says company

Echo prescription app ad ‘kick in the teeth’ for pharmacies

Lloyds apologises for ad discouraging patients from visiting pharmacies after Numark MD's strongly critical remarks. 

Six pharmacies forced to stop selling codeine P-meds

The GPhC has taken enforcement action against six pharmacies stopping them from selling or supplying codeine linctus preparations without a prescription. 

'Almost all' 6.7k Well staff Covid risk assessed

Well Pharmacy says it has completed Covid-19 risk assessments for “almost all” of its 6,700 employees, including those on furlough. 

PDAU wants talks over contractual changes at LloydsPharmacy

The PDAU wants talks with McKesson UK over plans to change the contracts of pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy.

Counter assistant awarded £15k in age discrimination case

A pharmacy counter assistant who was fired after a flare-up of her arthritis has been awarded over £15,000 by an employment tribunal.

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