Sunday, April 11, 2021

MHRA identifies rare side-effect of AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today (April 7) said it has identified a possible side-effect from the Covid-19 vaccine developed by...

NICE issues new guidance on chronic pain

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called on healthcare professionals, including community pharmacists, to recognise and provide unique treatment to...

Pandemic leads to vitamin sales boom at Boots

Boots said it has seen a steep rise in its vitamin sales since the advent Covid-19 pandemic. The customer demand for vitamins jumped by 133...

Pharmacists urged to promote Oxford vaccine safety study among patients

The PSNC has asked community pharmacy teams to encourage their patients who have had Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to participate in a safety study about...

NI health minister gets vaccine jab from Ballymena pharmacy

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has received his first AstraZeneca vaccine dose last week at a community pharmacy in Ballymena. Swann received his Covid-19...

Dexcom G6 Sensor may cause adverse skin reactions

The users of Dexcom G6 Sensor, a continuous glucose monitoring system, may experience adverse skin reactions to the sensor, the Medicines and Healthcare products...

RPS president Sandra Gidley not to seek reelection

Sandra Gidley, first female president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), has announced that she will be stepping down from the role this June. Gidley said...

Moderna Covid vaccine rollout begins in Wales

  The United Kingdom has begun the rollout of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine today (April 7) starting in Carmarthenshire, Wales, health secretary Matt Hancock said. “I’m delighted...

Oxford pauses Covid-19 vaccine study in children, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday (April 6) it had paused a small UK trial testing the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca...

PSNC urges contractors to sign up for coronavirus lateral flow device distribution service

The PSNC has been asking pharmacy contractors to immediately sign up for coronavirus lateral flow device distribution service after the government announced on Monday...