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MHRA to review safety of pseudoephedrine products

Consumer healthcare body says reported side-effects are “extremely rare” and packaging warnings already in place.

23 Feb 2023 , 2 Min Article

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GPhC: Some online prescribing pharmacists ‘out of their depth’

Some pharmacists accused of “not understanding the prescribing process they were involved in”.  

23 Sep 2021 , 1 Min Article

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GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

20 Feb 2020 , 2 Min Article

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Pharmacy teams urged to make Yellow Card reports

MHRA is raising awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects using the Yellow Card Scheme.

18 Feb 2020 , 1 Min Article

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Older people's health

Age UK urges Government action on polypharmacy

Age UK warns that inappropriate polypharmacy is jeopardising the health and safety of older people. 

26 Aug 2019 , 1 Min Article

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Pharmacists not using Yellow Card Scheme

Almost three in every five community pharmacists have never reported an adverse drug reaction.

25 Jun 2019 , 1 Min Article

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Drug reaction reports from community pharmacists fall

The number of reports from community pharmacists to the yellow card reporting system fell between 2018 and 2017.

16 Jun 2019 , 1 Min Article

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Judicial review threats for serious shortage protocols

A campaigning group is demanding the DHSC repeals SSP regulations and holds a full 12-week consultation.

21 Feb 2019 , 2 Min Article

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Child & teen health

Rise in drugs that are harmful for infants

There are 51 drugs of which a single adult dose could kill an infant, according to a new list.

10 Jan 2019 , 1 Min Article