Sunday, March 7, 2021

UK to fast-track vaccine updates to combat new Covid-19 variants

Modified vaccines to protect against new variants of coronavirus can be fast-tracked through the approval system, the MHRA said on Thursday (March 4). The Medicines...

Budget 2021: Pharmacy bodies pledge to keep pushing for pharmacies’ Covid costs

National pharmacy bodies and other industry stakeholders have expressed their deepest disappointment with the new budget as it remained silent on pharmacies' Covid-19 costs...

MHRA makes changes to how it issues drug alerts

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has made some changes to the way it issues safety messages to healthcare service providers. The term...

GPhC says it has secured additional centres in Scotland for March tests

The GPhC says it has secured additional test centres in Scotland and is working with Pearson VUE to complete the process of allocation for...

Recruiting foreign pharmacists gets easier as role added to Shortage Occupation List

In a bid to make it easier to recruit foreign workers in key health and care roles, the government has added pharmacists, among other...

GPhC boss apologises for registration assessment booking glitches  

Duncan Rudkin, chief executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), has apologised to pre and provisionally registered candidates for the technical glitches in the...

Pharmacists urged to participate in Oxford vaccine safety study

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has urged pharmacy teams to participate in an online survey as part of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine safety study. Conducted by the...

NPA makes Covid-19 PCR tests available for pharmacies with Medicspot tie-up

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has partnered with healthcare company Medicspot to enable its pharmacy members to sell Covid-19 PCR test kits. Following new Public Health...

Pregabalin caused over 40 per cent of all drug related deaths in Northern Ireland

Deaths involving pregabalin have climbed sharply in Northern Ireland during 2019, accounting for 40.3 per cent of all drug related deaths, latest official figures...

PSNC calls on Sunak to write off pharmacies’ pandemic loans 

Ahead of today’s (March 3) budget, the PSNC has called on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to intervene in the ongoing Covid-19 funding negotiations and...