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Trimethoprim 200mg tablets in second February price concessions list

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has included six drugs in its second price concessions list for February 2021....

Pharmacists in Scotland and Northern Ireland should check their Covid bonus arrangements: PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has urged locums and employed pharmacists in Scotland and Northern Ireland to check the arrangements made...

DH seeks views of pharmacy teams on Covid PPE

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has been seeking feedback from the users of Covid-19 personal protective equipment...

NAWP calls on employers to publish gender pay gap reports; PDA backs ethnicity pay gap reporting

The National Association of Women Pharmacists has called on community pharmacy employers to publish their 2019-20 gender pay gap reports...

Dr June Raine appointed as chief of MHRA

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) has appointed Dr June Raine as its new chief executive, a position...

'Mutations could make Covid-19 endemic'

The recent SARS-CoV-2 virus variant in South Africa (B.1.351) underscores a critical weakness in combatting the Covid-19 epidemic and may...

Time management workshop for pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has joined hands with Pharmacist Support charity to train community pharmacists on managing their time...

Two-thirds of 65-69yr olds jabbed against Covid-19

People aged 65 to 69 who are yet to get their Covid-19 vaccination are urged to obtain their vaccines at...

Simon Dukes warns of more closures in video blog

Closures of community pharmacy in England are rising alarmingly at a time when people need more healthcare services, the Pharmacy...

Pregabalin linked with breathing issues: MHRA

Pregabalin may be associated with serious breathing problems in patients with compromised respiratory function, the medicines regulator has said. Patients...

Vaping remains popular aid to quit smoking: PHE

More smokers need support to switch to vape but nearly one in six smokers incorrectly believe vaping to be more...

Glenmark's nasal spray Ryaltris gets regulator's approval to market in Russia

Glenmark Pharma on Monday (Feb 22) said its Swiss subsidiary has received marketing approval from the Russian health regulator for...

Resources

4 Signs Your Veins Should Be Looked At

The vein carries blood from the body back to the heart for oxygenation. Vein problems may result in insufficient blood...

Treating common ear problems

Claire Campbell advises community pharmacy teams how they can help patients suffering from infection, inflammation and wax build-up of the...

Wising up on pain management

Farah Ali says for suffers of various pain symptoms community pharmacists are much more than just dispensers of painkillers… In...

Business

The Growing Online Gambling Pandemic

One of the big areas of research in recent years has been toward the growing pandemic of online gambling, particularly...

Lupin launches generic cholesterol-lowering drug in US

Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Lupin has launched a generic cholesterol-lowering tablets in the US market. The company has launched Atorvastatin...

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...

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

Racing the virus: Why tweaking vaccines to fight variants won't be simple

After developing and rolling out Covid-19 vaccines at record speed, drugmakers are already...

How to give your patient’s immunity a boost?

  In these Covid times communities are concerned about how to increase their...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

Poor health literacy is an opportunity for pharmacists to play prominent role

A health-economic summary report has concluded that poor health literacy is a major challenge to self-care with opportunity for pharmacists...

Viagra Connect launches new size 2 pack, helping pharmacy with opportunity to increase footfall

An estimated five million men in the UK experience erection problems (EPs), but a recent survey shows only four per...

VMS immune support during colder months

Millions of new immunity shoppers have entered the VMS category in the latest 12 months via Vitamin C and Vitamin...

Mind Your Back S.T.E.P.S. up its campaign to encourage better back care and self-care

Mentholatum is reminding pharmacy teams and their customers about its Mind Your Back campaign – the selfcare programme to help...

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...

Latest Poll

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

As secretary of state, I am right behind you – Hancock tells community pharmacy

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said community pharmacy is the 'front door to the NHS' and that as the secretary...

Northwood pharmacy wins top award at the 20th Pharmacy Business Awards

A community pharmacy located in an affluent London suburb has won the Pharmacy Business of the Year Award 2020. Sharmans...

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...