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Nine serious shortage protocols for widely prescribed antipsychotic

SSPs implemented amid ongoing supply disruption to Quetiapine tablets.

18 Jul 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Medicines

RPS issues call for evidence on self-selection of P meds

The Society wants to hear from a wide range of pharmacists and pharmacy team members.

12 Jul 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Medicines

Report calls for community pharmacy ARRS funding to address workforce challenges

Sector can play a much bigger role in medicines optimisation if right levers are in place, says new report.

28 Jun 2024 , 3 Min Article

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Medicines

NPA urges parties to make drugs shortages election pledge as SSPs soar

Fifty SSPs were issued between 2022 and 2024 compared with 14 SSPs issued between 2019 and 2021.

03 Jun 2024 , 1 Min Article

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DHSC issues new medicines stock warnings

Somatropin (NutropinAq) 10mg/2ml solution for injection cartridges have been discontinued.

30 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Medicines

Drug shortages ‘beyond critical’ as pharmacies forced to ring up GPs every day

Pharmacy team members report spending over an hour each day tackling meds shortages.

09 May 2024 , 3 Min Article

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Medicines

‘Constantly elevated’ drug shortages becoming ‘the new normal’, report warns

Why are medicines shortages getting so severe? A Nuffield Trust report investigates.

18 Apr 2024 , 3 Min Article

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First anti-seizure medication for rare epileptic disorder approved

Ganaxolone (Ztalmy) treats cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) deficiency disorder.

14 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Medicines

Superdrug partners with courier for UK-wide prescription deliveries

Courier company Gophr selected after 'rigorous' information gathering process

05 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article