Thursday, June 4, 2020

AstraZeneca aims at two billion doses with new virus vaccine deals

The UK’s AstraZeneca will be able to deliver two billion doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine this year and next, double the previous numbers,...

PHE’s analysis of Covid-19 data ‘disappoints’ pharmacy organisations

People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) in England are twice as likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study...

Numark uses radio to rally support for pharmacy

In a bid to strengthen support for its #saveourpharmacies campaign, Numark will launch a radio campaign from today (June 4). The ad is scheduled to...

PSNC demands clarity from Gov’t on Test and Trace

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has been seeking urgent guidance from Government on whether the its Covid-19 advice on the of staff and...

Thornton & Ross donates over 100K free skincare samples to NHS frontline workers

Thornton & Ross has donated over 100 thousand free skincare samples to healthcare professionals throughout the UK from two of its leading skincare ranges...

MHRA halts sale of fingerprick antibody testing

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked providers of laboratory-based COVID-19 antibody testing services using blood collected by a fingerprick to temporarily...

UK Covid-19 test and trace data to be published from next week

The leader of Britain's Covid-19 test and trace programme said she hoped data on the numbers of people tested and contacts traced within 24 hours...

RPS seeks government clarity on PPE portal, test and trace, antibody testing for pharmacy...

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has written to Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill, seeking reassurances and clarifications to protect pharmacy teams and their patients. As the health...

PDA ‘pharmacist task force’ ready to fight Covid-19

An emergency task force - formed of willing locum pharmacists - is ready to provide help in the fight against Covid-19, the Pharmacists Defence...

PSNC urges pharmacists to report any stock issues

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged community pharmacy teams to report any diffciluties in relation to obtaining medicine stocks due to drug...