Thursday, April 25, 2019

SPS warns of Labetalol shortage until May

The Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) has issued a warning about a shortage of Labetalol 50mg, 100mg and 400mg tablets. The advise, dated April 12, confirmed...

DHSC releases first list of April’s price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published the first list of price concessions for April. The list, which was released by PSNC...

Statin fails to achieve expected results in half of patients: study

Over half of the patients taking Cholesterol-lowering statin therapy may not achieve the expected results, recent research reveals. The research, published in Heart and funded...

GPhC brings in new safeguards for people seeking medicines online

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) today published updated guidance for online pharmacies. The new guidance (found here) is aimed at pharmacy owners to help make...

Pharmacist Apprenticeship proposals not well enough developed, says Community Pharmacy Scotland

The Community Pharmacy Scotland on Monday published its response to the Pharmacists Apprenticeship consultation. The organisation expressed disappointment at having such a short consultation period and said...

Study says home visit by pharmacists good for patients’ care needs

Domiciliary visits by pharmacists may help to identify the care needs of isolated housebound patients, recent research reveals. The study, published in the Research in...

WHSmith ties up with Well Pharmacy to launch new airport shop

The Swindon-based British retail company, WHSmith, last week launched a new store concept that includes a licensed pharmacy in Gatwick Airport. This is in partnership...

We don’t want corporates to call shots in pharmacy qualification: PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has been urging it’s members to respond to a proposal to reject an apprenticeship scheme towards pharmacy qualification in...

End Brexit ‘circus of uncertainty’, urges Brexit Health Alliance

European leaders have agreed with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to delay Brexit until October 31 at the latest, saving the Continent...

NHS England publishes new Brexit guidance for primary care contractors

NHS England on Wednesday published a new guideline to support primary contractors in case of a no-deal Brexit. In a letter, the government agency’s EU...