Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pharmacy misconception may damage profession, says Pharmacy Voice survey

A significantly small proportion of the public regard pharmacies as public bodies generating a misleading perception which could lead commissioners to turn their back...

Pregabalin and gabapentin to be classified as class C controlled substances from April

The painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin will be reclassified as class C controlled substances from next April, the government has said. The move was prompted by...

Almost 3m people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, says leading charity

Nearly three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK a rise of 130000 according to figures released by the health charity...

Managing child’s fever a worry for nearly two thirds of parents, survey finds

Although fever is very common in young children, the majority of parents found to be concerned on their ability to manage their child’s fever...

New Medicine Service benefits patients, confirms study

The long-term future of the New Medicine Service appeared to be significantly boosted by the results of a long-running independent study by the University...

Every pharmacy must have a pharmacist present, says re-elected RPS president

Re-elected Royal Pharmaceutical Society president Ash Soni pledged his support for a growing movement within pharmacy opposing remote supervision by insisting “every pharmacy must...

Pharmacists given powers to prescribe controlled drugs such as morphine and diamorphine

Pharmacists across England have been given powers to prescribe controlled drugs such as morphine diamorphine and prescription-strength co-codamol after the government's changes to the...

Pharmacogenetics will revolutionise the healthcare industry according to chief pharmaceutical officer

Dr Keith Ridge the chief pharmaceutical officer at the Department of Health has said that developments in pharmacogenetics are gathering pace and will soon...

IPF chief hits back at criticisms of organisation by Day Lewis boss

Claire Ward the chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation has vigorously defended the body against suggestions made by entrepreneur Kirit Patel that its...

HSBC funds allow chain in Scotland to increase number of pharmacies to eight

HSBC has provided £480,000 in funding to a pharmacy chain in Scotland known as the Honey Pharmacy Group, allowing it to increase the number...