DHSC issues multiple drug supply alerts

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a supply disruption notification for Azathioprine tablets and updates regarding the ongoing shortages of...

Pharmacist-led AF intervention cuts stroke by 22%

A pharmacist-led intervention to prevent atrial fibrillation-related (AF) strokes has resulted in a 22 per cent reduction in hospital admissions in the North West...

‘Probiotic drink could combat antibiotic resistance’

A probiotic drink could successfully fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers.The scientists from the University of Birmingham, who are now seeking funding for a...

German court rules in favour of a pharmacist who refused to sell ‘morning after’...

In a first of its kind verdict, a German court has ruled in favour of a pharmacist who refused to sell the ‘morning-after-pill’ citing...

NICE renews calls for greater use of community pharmacy services

A latest draft quality standard from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) calls for greater use of community pharmacy services in...

As superbugs spread, WHO raises alarm over lack of new antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned on Friday that a dire lack of new antibiotics was threatening efforts to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria,...

Over 10.6K pharmacies signed up to deliver CPCS

A total of 10,645 pharmacies have signed up to deliver Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) as of January 15, according to NHS England.This is...

Hertfordshire: Councillors hear of plans for increased role of pharmacists

By Deborah PriceAlmost one in every 12 admissions to hospitals in Hertfordshire are related to medicines, councillors have been told.And in many of those cases,...

LASA errors top priority for community pharmacy PSG

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group (PSG) today announced the reduction of Look-Alike-Sound-Alike (LASA) errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.Launching the 2020...

What will be pharma industry’s main concern in 2020? GlobalData survey picks drug pricing...

Drug pricing and reimbursement continue to be the leading concern for the pharmaceutical industry in 2020, according to GlobalData.In its annual outlook report, titled...