Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Socioeconomic factors drive increased Covid risks for ethnic minorities: report

The increased risk to ethnic minorities from Covid-19 is largely driven by factors such as living circumstances and profession and...

MHRA issues guidance for supplying medicines to Northern Ireland post transition

Goods including medicines placed on the market in the EU or the UK before the end of the Brexit transition...

Konakion MM Paediatric 2mg/0.2ml ampoules to face supply disruption

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a medicine supply notification for Phytomenadione (Konakion MM Paediatric) 2mg/0.2ml ampoules...

NHS to invest extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for staff

The NHS staff including pharmacists will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across...

Partial resolution secured for prov-reg pharmacists to work via NHS bank

The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) said it has achieved partial progress for provisionally registered pharmacists who were being blocked from...

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg face supply disruption

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has issued two Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and...

Keith Ridge praises pharmacy technicians for their selfless service during pandemic

Chief pharmaceutical officer for England Dr Keith Ridge has praised pharmacy technicians across all parts of the NHS for their selfless...

490 EPS items submitted for payment in July

A total of 490 items issued via electronic prescription service (EPS) in July were returned as disallowed by the NHS...

Covid-19 hits Boots UK retail sales in fourth quarter

Persisting challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Boots UK by plunging its retail sales by 29.2 per cent...

Heathrow launches rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers to unlock routes

Rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers has been launched at London’s Heathrow Airport, designed to return results in an hour,...

Well Pharmacy names new non-executive director

Well Pharmacy has announced the appointment of Noel Gordon as its new non-executive director. Gordon, who has extensive experience of...

P2U forges ties with travel insurance broker

A specialist medical travel insurance provider has joined forces with Pharmacy2U in an alliance aimed at providing guidance and support...

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

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...

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...

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

LAW: Can a notice to close a pharmacy be withdrawn?

Noel Wardle says although there’s no clarity on whether a withdrawal notice is...

BIG INTERVIEW: ‘We are ready for second wave’

  In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, GSK Consumer Healthcare’s General Manager Jonathan...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

iD Pants for Bladder Weakness

This September, incontinence experts Ontex Healthcare has re-launched its iD Pants collection. The new look range will offer key benefits...

Support your immunity 

Solgar ® Ester-C ® is a unique formula utilizing a patented, non-acidic form of vitamin C, which may be easier for your body to absorb. This proprietary formula contains additional natural plant bioflavonoids that  naturally accompany vitamin C in fruits and vegetables. Once taken Ester C ® is also retained by your immune cells for an extended  period of time, up to 24hours and longer than regular vitamin C,  giving you superior immune support....

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

Following the NHS initiatives on self-care for minor ailments and the NICE draft guidelines recommending that painkillers are not prescribed...

The Olbas Range for common cold and flu

Olbas, with its extensive heritage of providing winter health essentials for all the family, still prides itself as the UK’s...

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

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...