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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.

Support your local pharmacy says Numark

Numark campaign encourages pharmacists to highlight why patients should support their local pharmacy and not go online.

Boots plans to axe over 200 stores

Boots is targeting 200 loss-making pharmacies for closure but locations are yet to be confirmed.

Boots unveils new format flagship store

The new store in Covent Garden includes prescription collection lockers, express pick-up lanes, extra consultation areas and a redesigned beauty hall  

Well Pharmacy CEO to retire

Well Pharmacy CEO John Nuttall is to retire on September 30.

John Bell & Croyden offers health scanning service

The London pharmacy claims its new 3D scanning service can identify whether organs are functioning correctly.

Boots paper switch

Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.

No conclusive evidence of hub and spoke benefits in pharmacy

The NPA's Gareth Jones said its research on hub and spoke failed to provide evidence on cost, increased capacity or safety.

McKesson UK acquires Echo

McKesson UK has announced its acquisition of Echo, a UK online prescription fulfilment business.

Revenue up, profits down at Superdrug

Superdrug recorded nearly £1.3 billion in total revenue last year although it saw pre-tax profits drop to £88.3 million.

Sigma’s Bharat Shah appointed CBE

Shah was appointed a CBE for services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.

AAH strikes deal to be sole supplier for AstraZeneca

AAH has struck a deal with AstraZeneca to become the sole distributor of its products from July 1.

Thornton & Ross take over

Thornton & Ross has acquired Oilatum, Savlon, Eurax, Polytar and Tixylix from GSK in a deal to be completed by August.  

Future-proof pilot

HEIW launch a two-year apprenticeship Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Training Programme. 

Generics company has manufacturing licence restored

Generic medicines manufacturer Bristol Laboratories has had its good manufacturing practice (GMP) status restored, the company announced last week

Funding cuts see pharmacy sales drop

Government funding cuts and the growth of online dispensing led to mergers and acquisitions of community pharmacies dropping off by almost a quarter

Interview: Mark Lyonette

Pharmacy has been an eye-opener for Mark Lyonette since he arrived as chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association.

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