Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MHRA drug alert for Zapain 30mg/500mg tablets

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for 63 batches of Zapain 30mg/500 tablets...

NHS to receive extra £33.9 billion every year by 2024

The government has announced that the NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill will enshrine in law an extra £33.9 billion a year by 2024. The...

NICE approves new combination drug for advanced breast cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved another potentially life-extending drug combination for advanced breast cancer patients. Palbociclib (Ibrance) by Pfizer...

Alliance Healthcare launches new customer-friendly online portal

Alliance Healthcare today launched a new online portal that provides customers with easy access to its systems and services. The Alliance Health Care Portal offers...

BREAKING: Pharmacist sentenced to prison for supplying £280K worth drugs on black market

A Dudley-pharmacist has received 28 months in prison sentence at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday for illegally supplying Class B and Class C controlled drugs...

RPS launches new post approval service for consultant pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) today launched a new centralised post approval service for NHS consultant pharmacists in England and Wales. Outlined in the new...

Give out e-cigarette starter kits to help quitters, report recommends

E-cigarette starter packs should be made available to smokers for free to encourage them to quit, a joint report by two leading anti-tobacco groups...

Rishi Solan appointed to MedTate board of directors

London-based nutraceutical firm MedTate has appointed lawyer Rishi Solan to the company’s board of directors. Solan, an experienced finance lawyer by profession, currently practises in...

Ground-breaking collaboration to offer new heart disease drug to NHS patients

The government on Monday announced a collaboration with Novartis to launch a clinical trial for 'yet to be approved' drug inclisiran. The drug could benefit...

NHS England campaign encourages older people to get mental health support

NHS England, in partnership with Age UK, today announced a new campaign to encourage older people access treatment for mental health conditions. This is in...