Tuesday, November 24, 2020

RPS Education and Standards Committee gets new Chair

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Andy Husband as the new Chair of its Education and Standards Committee for 2021. Professor Andy Husband, who...

Pharmacies asked to compliant with HLP from next year

All community pharmacy contractors have been asked to ensure that they will be able to compliant with the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) requirements from...

‘Victory for patients’ as deal reached to keep bipolar drug Priadel in the UK

In what is seen as a big win for NHS patients, a relatively lower price for an essential bipolar drug has been agreed between...

Second drug price concessions list released for November

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has released its second drug price concessions list for November 2020. The list includes the following...

MHRA on Pfizer vaccine: Decision in the shortest time possible

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Monday that it would aim to make a decision on Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine...

UK will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas, says Matt Hancock

Britain will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas with the bulk of the rollout at the start of the new year,...

Oxford vaccine can be 90pc effective, results show

AstraZeneca said today its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90 per cent effective without any serious side effects. The vaccine developed by...

PDA urges GPhC to ensure a fair assessment process for provisionally registered pharmacists

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has raised its concerns over Pearson VUE’s ability to deliver an efficient and fair examination process for provisionally registered...

PDA welcome’s High Court judgment strengthening safety rights of locum pharmacists

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has welcomed a recent High Court judgment which has extended its support to the locum pharmacists by strengthening their...

MHRA issues safety alert for five drugs

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released drug safety update for the users of five medicines including Modafinil, Pirfenidone, Ferric carboxymaltose,...