Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Around 90,000 five-year-olds not fully immunised against MMR

As hundreds of thousands of children are preparing to start primary school in the next few weeks, the Public Health England (PHE) on Monday warned...

MHRA names June Raine as interim chief executive

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has appointed Dr June Raine as the new interim chief executive. Raine, who has been the director of...

One-third of pharmacy students on experimental learning programme had NO patient contact

One-third of the pharmacy students participated in an NHS funded experimental learning (EL) programme pilot across Scotland reported not having any patient contact during...

CBD industry unveils new quality charter to ensure legal compliance

UK's CBD industry has unveiled a new quality charter to help foster the legal compliance in the nascent sector. The Cannabinoid Industry Quality Charter, released today by...

RPS concerned on reported no-deal Brexit risks

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society today expressed concern over the reported medicine shortage risks in the event of a no-deal Brexit. RPS President Sandra Gidley welcomed...

PM Johnson calls for urgent action after UK loses ‘measles-free’ status

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving vaccination. Johnson was responding to...

UK faces food and drug shortages, says leaked official document

Britain will face shortages of food, fuel and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported...

PSNC, NHS decide on public health campaign topics

NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have decided the topics for six public health campaigns for community pharmacies mandated...

DHSC announces first wave of August price concessions

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

Brexit: Gov’t sets aside £25m to transport medicines into UK

The government has created an 'express freight service' for medicines as part of a no-deal Brexit contingency plan. The new service is intended to deliver...