Sunday, July 12, 2020

Trade bodies assure support to community pharmacists in case of no-deal Brexit

The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM), National Pharmacy Association (NPA), Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and Royal Pharmaceutical Society...

MHRA recalls Bisacodyl 10mg suppositories

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a class 2 pharmacy level medicines recall for Bisacodyl 10mg Suppositories with batch number...

Gilead’s antiviral drug prevents lung damage in monkeys

Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with the new coronavirus, according to a study published in the journal Nature...

BREAKING: Hancock self-isolates after testing positive for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms. "Following medical...

Phenelzine sulphate 15mg tablets will remain out of stock until end of 2021

Phenelzine sulphate 15mg tablets (Nardil) will remain out of stock until the end of 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and...

Unannounced inspections and accessible reports to be the norm, says GPhC director

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is moving towards a ‘regulatory philosophy’ that calls for inspection outcomes that are open, transparent and accessible to the public,...

Two generic drugs being tested in race to find COVID-19 treatment

US researchers, following the lead of scientists in other countries, have launched studies to see whether widely-available, low-cost generic drugs can be used to...

Applications open for CPPE’s Foundation pharmacist training pathway

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has invited applications for its Foundation pharmacist training pathway. The 12-month programme, which starts on 4 November, is intended to...

Pharmaceutical firms need to invest on medical cannabis research: RCPsych

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for the need for high-quality research on cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMP), while identifying lack of funding as...

PDA calls pharmacy sector to support Covid-19 track and trace system

A leading pharmacy body has called on pharmacy employers and their representative organisations to ensure that pharmacies are prepared and ready to give their...