Thursday, October 24, 2019

MHRA recalls Sayana Press injection

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued class 2 medicines recall for four batches of Sayana Press 104mg/0.65ml suspension for injection. Pfizer, the...

Blood pressure drugs benefit better at bedtime, study finds

Blood pressure medication would benefit better if taken at bedtime, a major study reveals. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that people...

GPhC removes mandatory six-month placement for resitting pre-reg pharmacists

Pre-registration pharmacists planning to resit the registration assessment for the second or third time in 2020 need not complete a six-month placement anymore, GPhC...

Government launches National Academy for Social Prescribing

The government today announced a new independent National Academy for Social Prescribing. It will support local healthcare professionals in prescribing arts, sport and leisure...

Anxiety drugs prescribing highest in deprived areas

Prescriptions for the drugs to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and sleep problems are highest in England’s most deprived areas, according to recent research. The...

Locate a Locum signs new partnership deal with Right Medicine Pharmacy

Locate A Locum, the locum pharmacist job platform, today announced a multi-year deal with Right Medicine Pharmacy, allowing the continued use of the Locate...

Pfizer issues another Docetaxel Injection recall

Pfizer UK has issued a recall for two batches of Docetaxel Injection 80mg/8ml. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the company issued...

NHS delivers around 30,000 wearable diabetes monitors in three months

Around 30,000 Type 1 diabetes patients have received diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan. The device, which is the size of £2 coin...

BREAKING: South Wales pharmacist jailed for £76,000 prescriptions fraud

A South Wales pharmacist, who is the director of a family chain of high street pharmacies, has been sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for...

Transfer of care initiative in Cheshire and Merseyside saves £9.5 million

A transfer of care project between community pharmacies and hospitals in Cheshire and Merseyside has saved an estimated £9.5 million. The ‘Transfer of Care Around...