Friday, January 22, 2021

BREAKING: Victory at last… Matt Hancock confirms pharmacists will be in death in service...

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that community pharmacists in England will be included in the government's Covid-19 'death in service' scheme. In a tweet...

Pharmacists ‘are unsung heroes in Covid-19 fight’

By Priyankur Mandav As stocks of hand sanitisers, face masks, thermometers, paracetamol, painkillers and vitamins are depleted from shops, pharmacists across the UK are working...

NPA survey finds huge public support for pharmacy; Lane asks Gov’t to waive off...

A nation-wide poll commissioned by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has revealed that pharmacists currently enjoy huge public support, with 81 per cent of...

‘COPCOV’ hydroxychloroquine trial paused: MHRA

An international hydroxychloroquine trial led by the University of Oxford has been paused, Britain's pharmaceutical regulator said on Wednesday (May 27), less than a week...

Vaccine task force head says vaccinating all of UK ‘not going to happen’

Kate Bingham, head of the UK's vaccine task force, said that vaccinating everyone in the country for the coronavirus was ‘not going to happen’. In...

EU regulator warns against malaria drugs’ side effects in Covid-19 use

The European Union's drug regulator warned again on Thursday (23) against using two older malaria drugs to treat Covid-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, outside...

UK Covid-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000

The UK’s Covid-19 death toll neared 50,000 on Tuesday (2), confirming its place as one of the worst hit countries in the world just...

Your response to the pandemic has been of the highest order, Keith Ridge tells...

Dr Keith Ridge, the chief pharmaceutical officer at NHS England, has praised community pharmacies for demonstrating their "essential clinical role" at a very challenging time. "We...

Government health advisers say missing school is greater risk to kids than catching Covid-19

The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on...

UK Covid-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe

The UK Covid-19 death toll now exceeds 40,000, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising more questions about prime minister Boris Johnson's...