Thursday, October 24, 2019

MHRA issues another ranitidine recall

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a class 2 medicines recall for ranitidine effervescent tablets 150mg and 300mg. Teva UK is...

Four more medicines banned from parallel export

The government has added four more medicines to the list of medicines with a parallel export ban. The parallel export restriction for Ranitidine, Alprostadil, Beclometasone...

New report calls for digital upskilling of older patients

The NHSX and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a key role to play in improving digital inclusion and awareness among older generations, suggested a...

Wales pharmacists ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about RPS’s palliative care model

Chief pharmacists in Wales have welcomed an RPS proposal to set up a working group to consider community pharmacy’s role in palliative care. The group...

Boots to rid its hospital stores of single-use plastic

Boots UK on Wednesday announced its support to the recent NHS call to dramatically cut the amount of single-use plastic items in hospitals. The pharmacy...

Annual CQC assessment finds 55 per cent increase in pharmacist prescribing

Pharmacist prescribing has increased by 55 per cent in 2018-19, reveals the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Care annual assessment. The report finds an...

MHRA drug alert for Xonvea tablets

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a call 4 pharmacy level caution for three batches of Xonvea 10mg/10mg gastro-resistant tablets. Alliance...

Brexit: Gov’t awards contracts to transport medicines after Brexit

Government has awarded contracts to three companies to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into the UK after Brexit. The £25 million 'express freight service',...

DHSC issues supply disruption alert for ranitidine

Just a week after GlaxoSmithKline's global Zantac recall, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Tuesday issued a supply disruption alert for...

Report suggests major overhaul of national screening services

A government-commissioned report recommends major overhaul to reverse the "worrying decline" in the number of people attending national screening programmes. Patients must be able to attend...