Saturday, January 16, 2021

High blood pressure: ‘Community pharmacies can do more if better commissioned’

An audit report published by Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) on Tuesday suggests that community pharmacies can do more to detect high blood...

Walgreens Boots Alliance receives record buyout proposal from PE firm KKR – reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance has received a buyout proposal from private equity group KKR & Co for what could be the biggest-ever leveraged buyout, according...

Lawmakers demand May to renegotiate Brexit divorce deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May was on a collision course with the European Union on Wednesday after lawmakers demanded she renegotiate a...

Pharmacist follow-up calls can reduce hospital readmission rates, claims study

Post-discharge telephone follow-up by pharmacists can reduce 30- and 90-day hospital re-admission rates by 9.9 percent and 15.2 percent respectively, reveals a new study. The study, published...

Scotland to create up to 120 primary care pharmacist positions

Scotland has committed to create up to 120 pharmacists positions in primary care settings as part of its new national health and social care...

Sigma Conference 2020: Over 90 pharmacies closed last year, says IQVIA

As many as 94 pharmacies have closed in England in the last 12 months, according to IQVIA. The data analytics firm's vice president of global...

MHRA starts accelerated review for AstraZeneca’s potential Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday (Nov 1) the UK's health regulator had started an accelerated review of its potential coronavirus vaccine. “We confirm the MHRA’s...

DHSC explores personalised health checks

A new evidence-based review of the the NHS health checks will explore if personalised interventions based on people's age, where they live and their...

DH includes 18 drugs in final drug price concessions list for September

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) on Thursday (October 1) has released final drug price concessions list for September 2020. Final drug price...

LloydsPharmacy cuts annual bonus due to ‘challenging’ financial year

McKesson UK, the parent company of LloydsPharmacy, said it is not paying the annual bonus this month. This is because the company has had a...