Monday, April 12, 2021

UK jabs almost 40 million doses of Covid vaccines

The United Kingdom distributed a further 586,339 Covid-19 vaccines, taking the total amount to almost 40 million, according to daily data published on April...

Positive meeting with EU over vaccine row, says AstraZeneca

The coronavirus vaccine maker AstraZeneca said it had a positive meeting with the European Commission last week after an Italian newspaper reported the group...

Indian panel gives emergency approval for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine: sources

An expert panel of India’s drugs regulator has recommended emergency use approval for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, two sources said on Monday (April...

RPS pays tribute to Prince Philip

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) paid tribute to Prince Philip who died today at the age of 99. Her Majesty the Queen is Patron of...

Almost 32 million Brits given Covid vaccination

Government said on Friday that 545,511 Covid vaccine doses were delivered on April 8, the highest daily total since April 1, while a further...

Vaccine rollout in England prevented 10,400 deaths by end-March: Study

England’s rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines prevented over 10,000 deaths of people aged 60 and older by the end of March, according to an...

BOPA launches new educational series on cancer for healthcare workers

The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) has launched an educational series on how to discuss cancer, which may be useful for community pharmacy teams. ‘Let’s...

UK extends visas of frontline health workers, dependents for a year

In a relief to thousands of frontline health workers and their dependents, the government on Friday (April 9) announced an extension of their visas...

Free PPE supply extended until March 2022

The government has decided to extend the provision of supplies of free Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) until March 2022, the NHS confirmed on...

DH extends supply alert for Trifluoperazine syrup

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has extended a medicine supply notification issued for Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup of Advanz Pharma. Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml syrup...