Friday, January 22, 2021

DH extends resupply date of Normacol granules

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has extended a medicine supply notification for sterculia (Normacol) 62% w/w granules, Sterculia and Frangula Bark...

‘NHS Test and Trace discrepancy could lead to widespread pharmacy closures for up to...

Pharmacy leaders have warned ministers and NHS officials that Test and Trace discrepancies could lead to widespread pharmacy closures for two weeks, risking timely...

Supermarket medicine substitutions could cause serious risk to patients, warns RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has expressed concern that substitutions of medicines as part of supermarket home delivery practices are putting customers at risk. In...

Oxford scientists develop five-minute virus test

Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said...

Community pharmacies underutilised in screening of respiratory illnesses, major global study reveals

Amid rising air pollution related health complexities, community pharmacists have a significant role to play to reduce its negative impact on respiratory health, a...

Covid-19 hits Boots UK retail sales in fourth quarter

Persisting challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Boots UK by plunging its retail sales by 29.2 per cent during the fourth quarter...

Socioeconomic factors drive increased Covid risks for ethnic minorities: report

The increased risk to ethnic minorities from Covid-19 is largely driven by factors such as living circumstances and profession and not the genetics of...

Breaking: Well Pharmacy joins Oxford trial for Covid-19 treatment to raise awareness

Well Pharmacy has teamed up with an Oxford university trial for coronavirus treatment to support its most vulnerable and at-risk patients and members of...

FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors added to Drug Tariff and DND list  

The new FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors recently launched by Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd have been added to the Appliances section in Part IXA of...

Covid-19 cases in England jump to 51,900 per day, latest ONS stats reveal

New Covid-19 cases in England increased by around 51,900 each day last week, up nearly 50 per cent on the week before, an official...