Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Marked’ increase in vitamin D prescriptions for children in UK

There has been a "marked and sustained" increase in the vitamin D supplement prescriptions for children in the UK, according to a recent study. The...

MHRA advises patients to continue taking diabetes drug metformin despite contamination concerns

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has advised patients to continue taking diabetes medicine, metformin, despite reports of a possible N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contamination. The...

GPhC to introduce new education and training requirements

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed to introduce new education and training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles. The GPhC said...

Pharmacy in dire straits, or is there some hope?

Secretary of North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee, Hemant Patel, says 30 per cent pharmacists across six London boroughs are struggling to make more...

Study links rise in fatal asthma to financial inequality

Higher levels of financial inequality are linked to an increase in asthma deaths in both adults and children, a new study has said. Researchers from...

Majority of pharmacy professionals are satisfied with their jobs: GPhC survey

A survey commissioned by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed that the majority of pharmacy professionals have job satisfaction. Sixty per cent of pharmacists...

Firm behind experimental Alzheimer’s drug makes case for approval

A US pharmaceutical company behind an experimental Alzheimer's drug presented new results on Thursday, seeking to restore confidence in the resurrected medicine months after...

Careful with polymer gel granules, NPA warns pharmacy teams

In the wake of a national safety alert, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has advised pharmacists and pharmacy teams to be cautious with polymer...

GENERAL ELECTION: Healthcare battles Brexit as top UK election issue

Britain's snap election next week was called to resolve the impasse over Brexit but much of the campaign has instead been dominated by explosive...

SIGMA SEMINAR: PSNC will continue to fight your corner, Simon Dukes tells pharmacists

Taking a swipe at the political parties, Simon Dukes, the chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, warned pharmacy contractors that they would have...