Monday, December 9, 2019

GPhC, PSNI agree for UK-wide registration assessment from June 2021

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), regulatory bodies for pharmacists in Britain and Northern Ireland, have agreed for a...

Well Pharmacy completes roll out of Central Fulfilment system

Well Pharmacy today announced the completion of it's Central Fulfilment roll out, enabled by a new integrated Patient Medication Record (PMR) across England, Scotland...

MHRA issues another ranitidine recall

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a class two medicines recall for all unexpired stocks of ranitidine 150 mg and...

Patient diagnosed with rare monkeypox in England, PHE confirms

A patient has been diagnosed with rare viral infection monkeypox in south west England, Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Wednesday. It is a mild...

Patients encouraged to use NHS 111 service as norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds

Top medics are encouraging people to use the NHS 111 service as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 beds...

PSNC moots quarterly margin survey to benefit contractors

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is considering if a move to a quarterly margin survey may be more beneficial for pharmacy contractors. Currently the...

NI pharmacies join campaign to keep antibiotics working

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are joining a fight to stop antibiotic resistance. Over 500 pharmacies are taking part in the Living Well service, which...

The obesity epidemic: Over half of adults at risk of chronic diseases

More than half of the adult population in England is at risk of chronic diseases due to obesity, according to NHS Digital. The Health Survey...

Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk: study

Treating younger people with high cholesterol levels may help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in later life, a major study showed...

BREAKING: Two more medicines banned from parallel export

Colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules have been added to the list of medicines carrying a parallel export ban. The restrictions will be in place...