Sunday, April 11, 2021

Oxford pauses Covid-19 vaccine study in children, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday (April 6) it had paused a small UK trial testing the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca...

PSNC urges contractors to sign up for coronavirus lateral flow device distribution service

The PSNC has been asking pharmacy contractors to immediately sign up for coronavirus lateral flow device distribution service after the government announced on Monday...

India’s Zydus seeks regulator’s nod to use hepatitis drug for Covid-19

Indian pharmaceutical giant Zydus Cadila on Monday (April 5) sought approval from India's drug regulator for additional indication of its hepatitis drug Pegylated Interferon...

Alphega pharmacy in Ashtead launches Covid-19 vaccination service

Buckley Pharmacy is one of the 50 Alphega pharmacies nationwide that have now joined the fight against Covid-19 by administering vaccines to protect their local...

PDA seeks clarification on £500 bonus for Scotland locums

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has been seeking clarification on the process adopted for locums in Scotland to obtain the payment of £500 promised...

Nearly 90K sign petition urging for cash injection to revive community pharmacy in England

Amidst growing calls for adequate funding to rejuvenate community pharmacy in the country, thousands have signed a petition calling on the government to recompense...

Actor Lenny Henry’s open letter urges black Britons to get the Covid jab

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry and other leading figures on Tuesday (March 30) urged Black Britons to come forward and take the Covid-19 vaccine. Figures...

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacists as ‘unsung heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic

The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday (March 30) hailed pharmacists as ‘unsung heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic as she toured Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield,...

UK looks to vaccinate all adults before sharing vaccine with other countries

Britain is racing to meet the target of vaccinating the whole of its adult population by the end of July before it can start...

DH extends suspension of signatures on prescriptions and token submissions

The requirement for patients or their representatives to sign the back of NHS prescription forms or EPS tokens has been temporary suspended until June...