Sunday, July 12, 2020

Contractors must report if staff catch virus: PDA

Concerns have been raised over the functioning of community pharmacies during the current pandemic as contractors haven’t reported any cases of Covid-19 among their...

Jobs on the line as LloydsPharmacy announces plans to rejig business due to reduction...

The parent company of LloydsPharmacy has confirmed that it is making “some changes” to “have a sustainable business,” triggering speculations that a number of...

Wright review is an opportunity for better representation of community pharmacy: PDA

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has welcomed a recent review by Professor David Wright into how local pharmaceutical committees and the Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee were providing...

Long-acting HIV prevention drug 66 per cent more effective than Truvada: GSK

Britain's GSK said on Tuesday (July 7) that an injection of its cabotegravir drug given every two months was found to be 66 per...

Pharmacies advised to plan for ‘different scenarios’ as they prepare to deliver annual flu...

Anticipating an increased demand for annual flu vaccinations due to Covid-19, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has advised pharmacy contractors to plan for...

Face coverings mandatory in Scottish pharmacies

The Scottish government has asked the public to wear face masks in retail settings including community pharmacies. Speaking in a Covid-19 press briefing on last...

PrEP now routinely available in Wales

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), used to prevent transmission of the HIV, will be routinely available on the NHS in Wales. The announcement comes after more than...

UK Covid-19 death toll passes 55,000 including suspected cases: Reuters tally

The United Kingdom’s suspected COVID-19 death toll has hit 55,398, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that underline the country’s status...

Phenelzine sulphate 15mg tablets to remain out of stock for foreseeable future

A new supply disruption alert for phenelzine sulphate 15mg tablets (Nardil) has been issued without a confirmed resupply date. Earlier, the Department of Health and Social...

Paydens staff raise £100,000 for charity

Pharmacy staff at Paydens Group have raised a total of £100,275 for Parkinson’s UK charity. The independent family-owned pharmacy chain has been working with the...