Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Novartis, US drug regulator agree to malaria drug trial to fight Covid-19

Novartis has won the go-ahead from the US Food and Drug Administration to conduct a randomized trial of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 disease, the...

Pharmacy should be at the centre of anti-obesity drive, says RPS

Pharmacy should be at the centre of the government's anti-obesity drive, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RSP) has said. Following the launch of Public Health England's 'Better...

Moderna starts dosing virus patients  

Moderna Inc said on Friday (May 29) it had started dosing patients in a mid-stage study with its experimental coronavirus vaccine and eventually plans to enroll...

Lonza sets new goal to make Moderna virus vaccine ingredients

Lonza aims to speed completion of two commercial production lines for Moderna Inc's trial Covid-19 vaccine so manufacturing could start four to six weeks earlier than...

UK Covid-19 death toll rises to 18,100

A total of 18,100 people with coronavirus have died in hospital in Britain, new health ministry figures showed on Wednesday (22), up 759 from...

Coronavirus will change attitudes to pharmacy use and self care, PAGB survey suggests

Almost one in three people who would not have chosen a pharmacy as their first port of call for advice about a self-treatable condition...

Independents could close if customers don’t shop local, warns Sheffield pharmacist

By Lucy Ashton A pharmacist has urged people to support their local independent pharmacies as he warns coronavirus and seasonal flu could be an overwhelming combination...

Government launches online portal to order PPE; setback to pharmacy as sector is left...

In a major setback, pharmacy has not been allowed access to a new government online portal designed to help primary and social care providers...

Pharmacies can now access Covid-19 PPE portal

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said community pharmacies will be able to order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the...

Risk assessment survey for pharmacists launched

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Black Pharmacists Association (UKBPA) have launched a survey on Friday (June 12) to ensure the safety of...