Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Fake Xanax’ deaths increase drastically in UK, at least 204 deaths reported since 2015

The fake versions of anti-anxiety drug Alprazolam, sold under the trade name Xanax, are causing huge concern among the health professionals...
Boots store

Boots launches new Specialist Pharmacist Practitioner role

Boots UK, the UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, on Monday announced launching of a new role to recognise the pharmacists who combine...
Cyclogest

L.D. Collins acquires global rights for Cyclogest

British pharmaceutical company L.D. Collins has acquired the worldwide rights back for its  IVF medication Cyclogest.Developed in the UK in 1976...

Mylan warns of Carbagen supply shortage until mid to late 2019

Mylan, manufacturers of Category 1 anti-epileptic medication Carbagen (Carbamazapine), has informed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) that some preparations of the tablet...

RPS issues guidance on polypharmacy, suggests more medicine reviews

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society on Friday published a guidance on polypharmacy for all healthcare organisations involved with medicines.The...

MHRA issues class 4 drug alert for batches of Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules BP...

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Monday released a class 4 drug alert and defect information for certain batches of Amoxicillin 500...

NHS England launches ‘Help Us Help You’ Pharmacy campaign

The NHS England has launched their ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign today, 4th February, encouraging the public to use their local pharmacy as their...
brexit stockpiling

Drug stockpiling a ‘matter of life and death’ for some

With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an...

Community pharmacy ideally placed to fight AMR in care homes, research shows

Community pharmacy teams are ideally placed to support both residents and carers in care homes in the appropriate and effective use of...

Pharmacy bodies welcome GP contract changes; want similar approach for themselves

The new five-year contract for general practice announced by the NHS England has been welcomed by pharmacy bodies.The deal...