Saturday, September 22, 2018

FMD must not compromise integrity of supply chain or delay passage of medicines to...

Safety features that are due to come in under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) must not compromise the integrity of the supply chain or...

High court decision allowing Avastin for wet AMD ‘undermines the regulation of all medicines’...

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has said a high court decision allowing clinicians to give a drug typically used to treat...

RPS writes to NHS England calling for multi-disciplinary approach to patient service design

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has written to Dominic Hardy, the director of primary care delivery at NHS England, urging him to ensure its...

Education and training of pharmacy technicians must be ‘substantially revised’ warns PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has called for the initial education and training requirements of pharmacy technicians to be “substantially revised” amid concerns about...

ACAS trade union talks between Boots and PDAU end without agreement

Talks facilitated by Acas aimed at finding a resolution to a dispute between Boots and the Pharmacists' Defence Association Union (PDAU) over how many...

DHSC announced first list of September’s price concessions – on September 18

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) yesterday announced the first wave of drug price concessions for September. The list of prices, revealed by...

Coverage in nine of 12 routine childhood vaccinations fell in England

The number of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in England fell for the fourth successive year according to figures by...

GPhC begins search for five new council members

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has started the recruitment process for five new council members. Positions for three registered pharmacy professionals and two lay or...

NPA Scotland member resigns because of ‘personal and business reasons’

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has said it will hold an election to fill the void left by their representative for Scotland Noel Wicks...

Give pharmacy read-write access to patient records, PAGB urges in white paper

The Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) has called for pharmacists to be given the power to write into the patient record in an...