Saturday, May 8, 2021

Two generic drugs being tested in race to find COVID-19 treatment

US researchers, following the lead of scientists in other countries, have launched studies to see whether widely-available, low-cost generic drugs can be used to...

First stage of £330 billion loan guarantee scheme opens

Government opened the first part of a £330 billion loan guarantee scheme for businesses on Monday, which will help small and medium-sized firms borrow...

Revised SOPs for pharmacy – flexible opening hours, medicines delivery to “shielded” patients

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has issued a revised standard operating procedure (SOP) for community pharmacies. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has also...

Pharmacist says price hike ‘reflective of the price’ they pay

Some Hoe Street shops have more than doubled the normal price of essential items in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. A 9-pack of...

LloydsPharmacy introduces new opening hours and social distance policy

LloydsPharmacy has introduced new opening hours and a social distancing policy, effective from Friday (20 March), in response to the rising demand due to...

Government to meet up to 80% of wages; announces VAT cash boost

Government will pay a massive share of private sector wage bills to discourage bosses from firing staff as it resorts to war-time levels of...

UK closes pubs, restaurants and theatres

Prime Minister Boris Johnson effectively closed down the United Kingdom on Friday, ordering pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms to shut their doors in...

GPhC contacts former pharmacists as NHS urges them to come back to fight COVID-19

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC) said it is contacting former pharmacy professionals as the NHS has called upon them, alongside doctors, nurses and other...

GPhC, CMA talk tough on COVID-19 profiteering

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a taskforce to tackle unscrupulous business practices during the COVID-19 crisis. The competition watchdog had earlier this...

Broad ‘key worker’ definition includes pharmacy staff, PSNC clarifies

PSNC has clarified that pharmacists and pharmacy staff include in the ‘key worker’ list announced by the government yesterday (19 March). The ‘key worker’ status...