Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MHRA campaign to raise Yellow Card Scheme awareness

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a week-long social media campaign to raise awareness about the importance of reporting suspected...

Public and private researchers hunt coronavirus cure

Researchers both public and private have launched efforts to combat the novel coronavirus that has already infected tens of thousands of people in China,...

MHRA drug alert: Diamorphine Hydrochloride BP 100 mg Lyophilisate for Solution for Injection

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 falsified medicine directive (FMD) medicines defect information for Diamorphine Hydrochloride BP...

Eight of nine UK coronavirus sufferers leave hospital

Eight of the nine people diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Britain have left hospital having now tested negatively twice for the virus, NHS...

Medical Devices Bill that widens prescribing powers introduced

The new Medical Devices Bill introduced in the parliament on Friday suggests increasing the range of professions able to prescribe medicines in low-risk. A Department...

NPA backs NICE’s call for greater use of community pharmacy services

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has backed a call from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for promoting health and wellbeing...

GPs prefer to remain in control of decisions even if they value pharmacists’ knowledge:...

GPs have mixed views about pharmacists having the authority of making changes to patients’ medicines, according to a recent study. The study, published in the...

AIMp urges further discussions over off-payroll working rules

The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) today expressed concern over the implementation of new off-payroll working rules. The association has urged the treasury to...

Mumps cases in England rise to highest level in a decade

Mumps cases in England rose to the highest level in a decade, according to the latest Public Health England (PHE) data. There were 5,042 lab-confirmed...

Galen launches innovative medical food for PKU patients

Pharmaceutical firm Galen on Thursday launched an innovative medical food for people living with the rare, inherited metabolic disorder, phenylketonuria (PKU). The PKU Easy Microtabs...