Saturday, May 25, 2019

Former Pfizer director Michelle Riddalls joins PAGB

The Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) has appointed Michelle Riddalls as its new senior director of regulatory affairs and advertising services. The former Pfizer...

Rising mumps and measles cases prompt vaccination call

The Public Health England (PHE) today issued a call for mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination following the continuing outbreaks of measles cases in the...

DHSC releases second list of May price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced its second list of price concessions for May. The announcement, revealed by the PSNC today,...

Welsh government announces £100,000 package for minor ailments training

Welsh government today announced an additional £100,000 funding package for pharmacist training. The announcement was made by Vaughan Gething, the Minister for Health and Social...

‘Pharma firms collude to increase price of anti-nausea pills by 700 per cent’

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accused four UK-based pharmaceutical groups of breaking competition law by allegedly conspiring to increase the price of...

IFATE decides to stall pharmacy apprenticeship proposal

The Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IFATE) has decided to stall the five-year pharmacist apprenticeship scheme proposal indefinitely. Institute’s board on Wednesday confirmed that...

Aspirin safe for intracerebral haemorrhage, study finds

Patients who survived intracerebral haemorrhage can safely use antiplatelet therapy, according to a recent study. The British Heart Foundation-funded study, published in The Lancet, was...

MPs back motion to ensure medical cannabis availability to appropriate patients

The House of Commons on Monday backed a motion that calls on the government to immediately ensure the availability of medical cannabis to appropriate...

DHSC publishes first list of May’s price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today published the first list of price concessions for May. The list of prices, revealed by the...

Researchers suggest compulsory measles vaccination as cases surge

Introduction of compulsory measles vaccination for children before they enter primary school can remarkably enhance the fulfilment of WHO targets, experts suggest. The study, published...