Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pharmacists set to be offered swine flu jab

Community pharmacists will be offered swine flu vaccinations from this autumn according to a letter recently sent to healthcare professionals from interim chief medical...

Helen Gordon adopts RPSGB role

Helen Gordon has taken over as the new chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) while head Jeremy Holmes prepares...

Avoidable veterinary vaccine tests on animals will no longer be approved, claim PETA

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA) has sent a stakeholder alert to UK-based makers of veterinary vaccines and contract research...

Independent review justifies the ?1.24bn spent combatting swine flu

An independent review led by the former chief medical officer of Wales Dame Deidre Hine has found that the UK’s response to the H1N1...

National Appeal Panel overrule NHS for pharmacy licence

The National Appeal Panel has upheld an appeal from the TLC Pharmacy Group for a pharmacy licence in an Aberdeenshire town after the local...

Knowledge of new diabetes treatments sketchy among pharmacists

A survey carried out earlier this year has found that over three quarters of pharmacists feel they do not know enough about newer treatments...

Trial shows diabetes drug to be safe and effective

A phase III trial led by UK researchers has shown that a newly-developed drug to treat type 2 diabetes reducing the re-absorption of glucose...