Monday, January 18, 2021

Reduction in unauthorised medicines ahead of Rio Olympics

_x000D_ By Neil Trainis_x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ A review carried out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulation Agency has found that sports supplements sold as unlicensed medicines reduced...

Teva completes $40.5bn deal for Allergan’s generics business

_x000D_ By Neil Trainis_x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ Teva has completed a $40.5 billion deal to acquire Allergan's generics business, an acquisition that sees the Israeli company reclaim its place...

RPS urges NHS England to make quick decision on HIV drug

_x000D_ By Neil Trainis_x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has urged NHS England to waste little time in funding the HIV prevention drug PrEP after the High...

New Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 assessment launched

_x000D_ Public Health England has introduced a new system for achieving Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 status in a move that represents a departure from...

GPhC reveals 95% pass pre-registration assessment

_x000D_ The General Pharmaceutical Council has announced that 95% of candidates who took the pre-registration assessment last month passed the exam._x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ Of the 2,804 students who...

Prescriptions for antidepressants up 3.9 million in 12 months

_x000D_ The number of prescriptions for antidepressants rose by more than 3.9 million between 2014 and 2015, according to a report by the Health and...

Social care ‘living on borrowed time’ as ministers urged to be honest about budget

_x000D_ By Neil Trainis_x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ The government has been urged to reconsider its plans for a seven-day NHS and be honest with the public over what the...

Public Health England launch cancer awareness campaign

_x000D_ Public Health England has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of lung conditions and heart disease._x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ The 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign will...

Celesio complete takeover of Bupa Home Healthcare

_x000D_ Celesio has completed a deal to acquire Bupa Home Healthcare after reaching an agreement with Bupa._x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ Completion of the deal came after ratification from the...

APPG warn PSNC and ministers to avoid ‘acrimonious contract imposition’

_x000D_ By Neil Trainis_x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ The All-Party Pharmacy Group has attempted to ratchet up the pressure on the PSNC and the government to find common ground on...