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NPA raises question of accountability over authorising of pharmacy technicians

The government’s formal consultation on pharmacy supervision, which closes today (29 February), leaves important questions unanswered, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has warned. The Department of Health and Social Care...

Britain seeks ‘urgent reversal’ of fall in childhood vaccination rates

The government will on Thursday launch a drive to boost childhood vaccination rates, health authorities said, seeking an...

Health and care worker visas almost doubled in 2023

Britain almost doubled the number of visas awarded to foreign migrants coming to work in the health and...

Drugmaker Sandoz to pay $265m to settle US pricing case

Swiss generic drugmaker Sandoz said on Thursday that it would pay $265 million (£209m) to settle a pricing antitrust case in the US. Under the...

Pharmacists critical in helping people to practice self-care with confidence: survey

People are opting to visit pharmacists for self-care and are conscious of the positive impact it can have on alleviating healthcare system pressures, a...

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare signs supply agreements with two wholesalers

Opella Healthcare, trading as Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, said it has entered into a dual partnership agreement with Alliance Healthcare and Phoenix Healthcare Distribution for...

Sigma 2024 Conference: Rishi Sunak sends best wishes to all the participants

The 14th Annual Community Pharmacy Conference by Sigma Pharmaceuticals began on Monday, 25 February at Sun City, South Africa. Dr. Bharat Shah, Manish Shah, and...

Peak Pharmacy branches in Derbyshire and Staffordshire find new owners

‘There is a resurgence in demand for pharmacies that dispense below 4,000 items’ Independent pharmacy chain, Peak Pharmacy, has sold two of its smaller branches...

JAS UK granted WDA(H) license for its pharma and healthcare division

Securing the license empowers JAS UK's pharma and healthcare division to seamlessly connect with the company’s more than 40 GDP certified overseas stations.   Global...

RPS workforce wellbeing survey: 86% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Inadequate staffing is identified as the main factor contributing to poor mental health and wellbeing. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has released findings from...

RPS and PDA respond to DHSC consultation on pharmacy supervision: Read here

Supervision by pharmacy technicians at hospital aseptic facilities should be considered in an entirely separate consultation, PDA said. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and...

Over 100 medicines are currently in short supply, warns BGMA

Reducing disruptions to the movement of medicines around the world is “absolutely critical” for maintaining supply resilience in the UK, ABPI has suggested.   The...

Dry cough syrup ‘codeine linctus’ reclassified to a prescription-only medicine

The drug regulator has warned that the use of codeine in recreational drinks can increase the risk of addiction and potentially fatal overdose. The...

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