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Common antibiotic for whooping cough treatment ‘completely out of stock’ – Dr. Leyla Hannbeck

Whooping cough caused five infant deaths in the first quarter of 2024, according to UKHSA Pharmacists in the UK are reporting significant shortages of a common antibiotic used to treat...

Labour with Nuffield Health to aid thousands of NHS staff with joint pain return to work

Nurses accounted for 52,000 of sick days, doctors for 3,500, both up since 2019 as per the Labour...

UWE Bristol and Bedminster Pharmacy to pioneer antimicrobial stewardship

The collaboration between UWE Bristol and Bedminster Pharmacy to address societal challenges In a collaborative effort to combat the...

Too soon for international comparisons on Covid-19 deaths: Raab

It is too soon to make reliable international comparisons on death tolls from the new coronavirus, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday...

PDA backs int’l #pharmacyheroes campaign

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has extended its support to an international campaign to raise the profile of pharmacists fighting against the spread of...

MHRA launches website to report side effects of drugs and faulty devices used in Covid-19 treatment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a website dedicated to reporting adverse effects of medicines or medical devices while treating...

Asian firm Beximco to begin production of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir

One of Bangladesh largest drugmakers, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, will start production this month of the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, which has shown promise in...

EXCLUSIVE: Pharmacies can profit from selling face masks as tax on PPE is cut, says an industry expert

An industry expert says contractors can make reasonable savings from the sale of face masks even as government advice on the public wearing them...

Ramping up Covid-19 testing earlier would have helped UK: Experts 

Ramping up Covid-19 testing earlier would have helped the UK by allowing it to trace the contacts of those infected with the novel coronavirus,...

Nigel Swift joins Well as Operations Director

Nigel Swift has joined Well Pharmacy as its Operations Director. He will lead the operational teams that support the chain's 760 pharmacies to ensure...

Well halts online service as demand surges

Well Pharmacy has confirmed that it has temporarily stopped registering more patients to its online prescription service due to a “significant increase in demand.” Responding...

EXCLUSIVE: Pharmacists will struggle to repay £300m gov’t loan, Barry Gardiner tells Matt Hancock

Labour MP Barry Gardiner has asked the Health Secretary to “reappraise” the current support given to community pharmacists, saying that it will be “extremely...

Police support for pharmacy teams in Wales

To combat increases in hostility, threats and violence directed towards community pharmacists and their teams, police forces in Wales have pledged to provide reassurance...

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