Sunday, July 12, 2020

Biocon secures approval for its drug to be used on Covid-19 patients

India's Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory...

Pharmacists need to engage in FTP process to ensure service quality, customer safety: GPhC

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has asked pharmacists to engage with the fitness to practise (FTP) process to improve their quality of service and...

Commons PAC asks government to immediately tackle PPE shortages

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised its concerns over reported shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current Covid-19...

Home Office asks police to take action on shoplifting cases worth less than £200

The government will ask the police department to prosecute shoplifters who steal items less than £200 in retail settings including community pharmacies. The government’s move...

UK opts not to join EU’s Covid-19 vaccine scheme

Britain has turned down the chance to join a £2.15 billion European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising Covid-19 vaccines, saying the EU...

NPA survey finds huge public support for pharmacy; Lane asks Gov’t to waive off...

A nation-wide poll commissioned by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has revealed that pharmacists currently enjoy huge public support, with 81 per cent of...

Charac on mission to digitise community pharmacy

Tech start-up Charac has embarked on a mission to digitise the UK's £12 billion community pharmacy sector. The company believes that a holistic approach and...

PDA swamped with calls from concerned pharmacists after LloydsPharmacy announced restructuring plans

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) Union says it's been inundated with contacts from concerned pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy after the multiple announced its restructuring plans...

Pharma giants invest heavily in antibiotic research

Antibiotic resistance has the potential to cause a global health crisis far worse than Covid-19, a group of global pharmaceutical companies warned Thursday (July...

Supply alert for Intal CFC-free 5mg inhaler

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Sanofi's sodium cromoglicate (Intal) CFC-free 5mg inhalers. These inhalers...