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Illegal diazepam sold by online pharmacies seized by Border Force

The UK’s Border Force seized 1.3 million illegal diazepam tablets last year - some supplied by online pharmacies.

MHRA explores POM to P switch for the pill and HRT

MHRA looking at reclassification of HRT and OCs to Pharmacy medicines.

NHS data reveals state of the nation's health

Some 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have at least one longstanding medical condition according to NHS Digital.

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

NHS structures and a risk-averse culture are among the barriers to more self care, says the PAGB.  

GE19: What do the manifestos say about pharmacy?

Where do the main parties stand on health, and what are their plans for pharmacy?

SSP regulations now in place in N Ireland

Northern Ireland regulates to enable Serious Shortage Protocols in the event of a serious shortage of medicines.

Hewitson takes wholesalers to task on stock shortages and pricing

Former NPA board member Mike Hewitson has called on the government to tighten its regulation of pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Landmark transformation role for LPC

Greater Manchester LPC completes a UK community pharmacy first by appointing a director of pharmacy transformation.

Action on mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation reinforces the need for more recognition of mouth cancer during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Development of UK alcohol clinical guidelines underway

PHE is collaborating with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol misuse.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

MPs call for ‘sustainable funding’ for N Ireland pharmacies

CPNI welcomes MPs' call for ‘sustainable funding’ for pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

Final October concessions announced

The DHSC announced the last drug price concessions list for October on the final day of the month.

Employers backing apprenticeships commit to transparency

The employers behind a second pharmacy apprenticeship proposal have identified themselves.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

NHS drive to increase vaccination uptake

More vaccinations should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, says a new NHS review.

Alverine and irbesartan among October concessions

The DHSC has announced the first wave of drug price concessions for October.

Electronic prescriptions to go England-wide from November

The Government is to roll out the electronic prescription service (EPS) across England from November.

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