Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sandoz recalls batches of Co-amoxiclav powder for oral suspension

Sandoz Ltd has issued a class two recall for certain batches of Co-amoxiclav 125 mg/31.25mg/5ml and 250 mg/62.5mg/5ml powder for oral suspension. The Medicines and...

RPS appoints Elen Jones as director for Wales

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Elen Jones as its new director for Wales. Jones steps into a role that will see her accountable for...

NICE approves PPMS drug as makers agree price slash

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Thursday published its final draft guidance recommending ocrelizumab, marketed as Ocrevus, for treating progressive...

NHS England to recruit more care home pharmacists

NHS England today announced its decision to recruit more clinical experts, including 200 new clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into care homes across the...

Government urged to improve rural pharmaceutical services

A recent report published by the House of Lords Select Committee recommends the government take steps to improve rural pharmaceutical services. The report titled Time for...

Pharmacy minister faces heat over epilepsy drug shortage

The pharmacy minister on Tuesday told parliament that the government was working alongside suppliers to ensure enough supply of epilepsy drug Sabril. Seema Kennedy said...

NHS Digital reports 8% fall in obesity treatment prescriptions

The number of items prescribed by primary care for the treatment of obesity continues a downward trend since a peak of 1.45 million in...

Pharmacists’ business confidence rises for second year in a row

The business confidence among pharmacists has grown for the second consecutive year, according to the new Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Healthcare Confidence Index. The annual...

Drug recall for Macopharma intravenous infusion bags

Macopharma has issued a drug recall for certain batches of intravenous infusion bags. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the company issued...

DHSC announces end of antiviral medicine prescribing for 2018/19 influenza season

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Wednesday issued an alert to inform prescribers in primary care and pharmacy teams not to...