Saturday, December 15, 2018
Mitesh Patel

Pharmacist sentenced to life in prison for wife’s murder

A Middlesbrough pharmacist who killed his wife using a plastic bag has been sentenced for life in prison. Mitesh Patel, 37, found guilty of killing...
Sigma caps the year with a Family Business Award

Sigma caps the year off with a Family Business Award

Sigma Pharmaceuticals was chosen as the Family Business of the Year Award at Hertfordshire Business Awards, to end an year of recognition off. Chairman Dr...
Festive season stresses that can lead to headache

Festive season stresses that can lead to headache

Social commitments, entertaining and online shopping are among the leading causes of headache in the pre-holiday season, found a new survey from OnePoll, funded...

Novartis to move UK headquarters to London

Novartis announced it will move its UK headquarters from Frimley, Surrey to London, in a multi-million pound investment in UK life sciences. The company will relocate to...
Phoenix acquires new, larger distribution depot in Belfast

Phoenix acquires new, larger distribution depot in Belfast

Phoenix has announced the acquisition of a significantly larger medicines distribution depot in Belfast, approximately six miles from the current depot. The new site will offer...

GPhC Board of Assessors gets three new pharmacist members

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has appointed three new pharmacist members to its Board of Assessors, Sonia Chand, Laura Doyle and Kathryn Davison. Commenting on...

Statutory pricing scheme: Generics makers ask government to refrain from ‘unnecessary intervention’

As the government announced a revised payment percentage under the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded medicines, generics manufactures asked the government...
Restriction on gluten-free prescribing takes effect

Restriction on gluten-free prescribing takes effect

The restriction for prescribing gluten-free foods on NHS takes effect today (4 December). The government has decided to restrict gluten-free prescribing to bread and mixes...
GSK acquires US drugmaker Tesaro, divests Asian health drinks arm to Unilever

GSK acquires US drugmaker Tesaro, divests Asian health drinks arm to Unilever

British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline announced two multi-billion-dollar deals Monday,  the sale of its Asian health drinks unit to Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever and the...

FTP concerns disproportionate on BAME pharmacists   

Pharmacists who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) are more likely to face Fitness to Practise (FTP) procedures, reveal figures from GPhC, made...