Sunday, October 25, 2020

Community pharmacies underutilised in screening of respiratory illnesses, major global study reveals

Amid rising air pollution related health complexities, community pharmacists have a significant role to play to reduce its negative impact on respiratory health, a...

Brexit: RPS, ABPI say deal with Europe on medicines vital for patients

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry have both stressed that a deal with the European Union on medicines will be...

Desmopressin 100ml intranasal solution faces supply disruption

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has issued a medicine supply notification for DDAVP (Desmopressin) 0.01% w/v (100 micrograms/ml) intranasal solution. The medicine...

BREAKING: DH confirms community pharmacists will be allowed to administer Covid-19 vaccines

Community pharmacists are included in the government's coronavirus vaccination plans as new laws which allow more healthcare workers to administer flu and potential Covid-19...

Allow Covid-19 antibody tests in community pharmacy: NPA urges Public Health England

The National Pharmacy Association is calling on Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to conduct Covid-19 antibody testing. The NPA says the public health...

UK moves closer to ‘human challenge’ trials of potential Covid-19 vaccines

“Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could become a reality after a British biotech firm...

Consider Covid-19 safety measures before pausing Test and Trace app, says PDA

The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) says necessary safety measures must be taken before pausing the Covid-19 Test and Trace app in community pharmacy settings. The...

18 drugs in October price concessions list

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) on Thursday (October 15) released first price concessions list for October 2020. The list of 18...

Oxford scientists develop five-minute virus test

Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said...

‘Long Covid may affect multiple parts of body, mind’

Ongoing illness after infection with Covid-19, sometimes called 'long Covoid', may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a rollercoaster of...