Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Critical medicine shortages possible ‘within week’s of no-deal Brexit, distributors warn

Medical supplies will be affected within weeks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) told MPs. “As the trade...

Pharmacist refuses to dispense morning after pill citing ‘personal reasons’

A LloydsPharmacy pharmacist refused to give emergency contraception pill to a woman citing “personal reasons.” The incident happened at Lewes Road Sainsbury’s in Brighton and...

NHS publishes guidance on engaging with Primary Care Networks

NHS England and NHS Improvement on Tuesday published a key guidance for Local Pharmaceutical Committees on how to help pharmacists get involved with Primary...

Healthcare regulators join together to support reflective practitioners

Chief executives of nine healthcare regulators have signed a joint statement stressing the importance of becoming a reflective practitioner. The statement, published today, outlines the...

Anti-depressants suppliers accused of illegal anti-competitive conduct

Four pharmaceutical companies broke competition law in relation to the supply of an anti-depressant drug, said Competition and Market Authority (CMA). In its provisional findings,...

Thousands of stolen drugs entered UK: Channel 4

A Channel 4 documentary aired on Monday (June 17) claimed that thousands of stolen prescription medicines entered the UK supply chain between 2011 and...

Sanofi, Mylan warn Disopyramide supply disruption

Sanofi and Mylan, the manufactures of Disopyramide 100mg and 150 mg capsules, confirmed that they are experiencing a temporary supply disruption. This is due...

MHRA posts decrease in Yellow Card reporting

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reported a fall in the number of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported to the...

DHSC publishes first list of June’s price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the initial list of price concessions for June. The list of prices, revealed by the PSNC,...

16 pharmacists named as global health fellows

Sixteen pharmacists, who are part of the Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) programme, have been appointed chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) global health fellows. The...