McKesson UK names Chris Keen as CFO

McKesson UK today announced the appointment of Chris Keen as its Chief Finance Officer (CFO).In this new role, Keen will oversee the financial operations...

HIV transmission rates continue to fall across UK

A latest Public Health England (PHE) report shows a significant drop in HIV transmission across the UK with fewer people remaining unaware of their...

RPS has concerns around implementation and delivery of proposed service specifications for PCNs

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has expressed concerns over the implementation and delivery of the proposed service specifications for Primary Care Networks (PCNs).In its...

Breast cancer survivor scales Everest to raise awareness

A cancer survivor has successfully climbed Mount Everest in aid of a charity raising awareness of the disease.Yasmin Haque, 56, joined 31 other charity...

Cathy Harrison assumes permanent role as Northern Ireland’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

Cathy Harrison has been permanently appointed as Northern Ireland's Chief Pharmaceutical Officer.Harrison, who had been serving as the acting CPO since Dr Mark Timoney...

DHSC releases first list of January’s price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Wednesday announced the initial list of drug price concessions for January 2020.The list of prices,...

NICE recommends olaparib for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today recommended olaparib (Lynparza) tablets by AstraZeneca for adults with platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or...

‘Pharmacists can play vital role in cancer care’

Community pharmacy teams could play a pivotal role in early diagnosis of cancer, according to Royal Pharmaceutical Society.In a report entitled 'Utilising community pharmacists...

Steven Hildemann to take over as Ipsen’s chief medical officer

Ipsen on Tuesday announced Dr Steven Hildemann as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Global Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance.The appointment...

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...