Sunday, September 20, 2020

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European Medicines Agency backs dexamethasone as Covid-19 treatment

Europe's healthcare regulator has endorsed using dexamethasone to treat Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties, paving the way for the steroid...

Cloral betaine 707mg tablets to remain out of stock until November

Cloral betaine 707mg tablets are out of stock and are expected to return to the pharmacy shelves in November, the...

Matt Hancock urged to intervene in the proposed withdrawal of bipolar drug

Pharmacists, GPs, psychiatrists and patients have urged health secretary Matt Hancock to stop withdrawing a brand of lithium - Priadel....

Pharmacy students at John Moores to use Better’s e-prescribing solution for patient safety

Liverpool John Moores University will use Better’s OPENeP electronic prescribing and medicines administration solution to teach its pharmacy students about...

Supply disruption for esomeprazole 40mg

Esomeprazole 40mg iv powder for solution is expected to face supply disruption following limited supply and increased demand. Last month,...

Flu vaccination drive launched for frontline health workers

The frontline health and social care workers, including community pharmacists, have been asked to get their annual flu jab immediately...

PQS 'aspiration payment' window is now open

Community pharmacy contractors can claim aspiration payment before October 9 through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal as payment window...

Government warns of possible return to lockdown

Government on Friday (Sept. 18) warned it could re-impose a national lockdown across England to counter the coronavirus pandemic, as...

North west and London become new hot spots as Covid-19 cases in England rise by 6,000 per day, official estimate shows

New cases of Covid-19 in England rose by around 6,000 per day in the week to Sept. 10, almost double...

'90-minute DnaNudge virus test is accurate'

A new Covid-19 test known as DnaNudge that gives results in just over an hour and which requires no laboratory...

Researchers trial inhaled versions of Covid-19 vaccines

Inhaled versions of Covid-19 vaccine candidates developed by Oxford University and Imperial College will be trialled to see if they deliver a localised immune response...

DHSC releases first drug price concessions list for September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has released the first drug price concessions list for September 2020. The...

Resources

Sanofi strengthens its digestive health portfolio with launch of Buscobiota

Sanofi, the manufacturer of leading Irritable Bowel Syndrome brand Buscopan and constipation relief range Dulcolax, is entering into the digestive...

GOPO® for joint health

Pharmacists have a key role when it comes to advising customers on options to support their long-term joint health, rather...

Metanium – there for every change

Up to a third of babies and toddlers in nappies have nappy rash at any one time. Metanium Nappy Rash...

Business

US backs Roche's Covid-19-flu differentiation test

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said Friday (September 4)it had received the green light in the United States for emergency use...

Novartis profits climb despite Covid-19 sales swings

Swiss pharma giant Novartis reported Tuesday (July 21) higher profits in the first half of the year despite the coronavirus pandemic causing...

'Cash is king' in a crisis

Accountants tell us that turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king. This is so true in a...

Events

Sigma Conference 2020: NPA commissions study to show impact of frozen funding on pharmacy’s ability to deliver for NHS

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned global consultancy firm Ernst & Young to conduct an economic impact assessment of...

Sigma Conference 2020: Matt Hancock announces pilot for blood pressure checks in pharmacy

By Priyankur Mandav in Cebu, Philippines The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced a pilot for...

Sigma Conference 2020: Over 90 pharmacies closed last year, says IQVIA

As many as 94 pharmacies have closed in England in the last 12 months, according to IQVIA. The data analytics...

GG2 DIVERSITY CONFERENCE: Mental health affects a quarter of the UK population

The GG2 Diversity Conference held in London on October 10 heard that one in every four people would experience mental...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’

Head of NHS Services at PSNC, Alastair Buxton, told the conference that the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Services (CPCS) “provides...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: Pharmacists are true champions of prevention agenda

Ade is a highly regarded community pharmacist who leads the team at Bedminster Pharmacy is South Bristol. “The NHS has...

PHARMACY BUSINESS AWARDS 2019: ‘Pharmacy is up for challenges posed by change’

As the beautiful autumn day waned on the south bank of the River Thames, it was time for some polite...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: ‘Community pharmacists to take up more clinical roles in PCN’

NHS England’s Director of Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts, Ed Waller, said “thousands of pharmacists” will start working in...

My pharmacy, my long-term plan

By Michael Holden On Thursday, 26 September 2019, the day we will be hosting our prestigious Pharmacy Business Awards & Dinner...

Features Posts

Unravelling the cannabidiol conundrum

Community pharmacy contractors must exercise extensive due diligence to ensure the CBD products...

REALITY CHECK: Adapting your pharmacy to thrive in a post pandemic world

Gary Paragpuri says the new challenge for contractors will be to find novel...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

GOPO for pain relief

Until recently paracetamol was considered a safe first-line pharmacological treatment for OA and lower back pain and, as a result,...

Sage for menopausal hot flushes

Some women find the menopause a very challenging time, so reducing the practical disruptions to everyday life is important. One...

For all stages of the menopause

A large number of the symptoms commonly experienced by menopausal women are due to a fall in the amount of...

Introducing the new GSK Consumer Healthcare

GSK Consumer Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has closed its transaction with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in the UK...

Winners Profile

PB COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER: ‘I helped a 92-year-old man quit smoking’

True contentment perhaps comes from a deep-seated sense of accepting who and where you are. Superintendent pharmacist Sachin Kirit Shah...

PB AWARD WINNER: 'Technology will never replace human face of pharmacy’

Lindsay & Gilmour, one of Scotland’s largest independent pharmacy groups, is steeped in history. Established in Edinburgh by pharmacist Robert...

Pharmacy as a local hub for the community

Award-winning pharmacist Reena Kanda strongly believes that an independent community pharmacy such as hers should put the local population at...

PROFILE: EOGHAN O'BRIEN - Survival is about who adapts the best, says top award winner

Bannside Pharmacy is situated in the small town of Portglenone, Co Antrim, very close to some beautiful ancient woodland and...

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Some community pharmacy contractors have secured up to £50,000 via the Government’s new Bounce Back Loan Scheme. Has your pharmacy applied for and/or received the loan?

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Awards

PB COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER: ‘I helped a 92-year-old man quit smoking’

True contentment perhaps comes from a deep-seated sense of accepting who and where you are. Superintendent pharmacist Sachin Kirit Shah...

PB AWARD WINNER: 'Technology will never replace human face of pharmacy’

Lindsay & Gilmour, one of Scotland’s largest independent pharmacy groups, is steeped in history. Established in Edinburgh by pharmacist Robert...

PHARMACY BUSINESS AWARDS 2019: ‘Pharmacy is up for challenges posed by change’

As the beautiful autumn day waned on the south bank of the River Thames, it was time for some polite...

CALLING ALL PHARMACISTS: THE VAPE BUSINESS CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2019 IS HERE!

As smoking continues to be a leading preventable cause of illness and premature death, alternative nicotine delivery systems like vaping can...