GPhC starts survey on updated guidance

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has started an online survey on its revised guidance on managing fitness to practice concerns in education and training.The...

Obesity in England ‘almost doubled in 20 years’

The number of obese people in England has almost doubled from 6.9 million to 13 million in the last 20 years, a Diabetes UK...

UK ranks 21st in 50-nation medicine price index

The UK ranked 21 out of 50 countries in the 2019 Medicine Price Index which reveals the differences in cost of some of the most...

Europe: the cannabis industry’s eldorado

After North America, the cannabis industry dreams of conquering the European market -- Britain in particular -- and is banking on changing the image...

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...

Supply alert for Haloperidol capsules

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a supply disruption alert for Haloperidol (Serenace) 500 microgram capsules.The capsules, manufactured by Teva, are...

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer programme can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove...

Strong revenue growth for Pharmacy2U in 2019 fiscal

Online pharmacy company Pharmacy2U reported 41 per cent increase in revenue to £60.7 million in the 2019 fiscal, compared to the £43.2 million in...

‘Probiotic drink could combat antibiotic resistance’

A probiotic drink could successfully fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to researchers.The scientists from the University of Birmingham, who are now seeking funding for a...

Pharmacy can reduce hospital admissions for cases of asthma, says Celesio chief

Pharmacists are well placed to reduce hospital admissions for cases of asthma Celesio has said in response to a recent report highlighting that 75%...