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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 Kamal Shah, co-founders of the...

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...

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...

Experts call for forward planning to contain coronavirus, say pharmacists can help

By Nadeem Badshah Leading doctors have warned that GPs need more help and resources if there are more coronavirus cases in the UK. They have called...

LloydsPharmacy, Royal Surrey NHS Trust team up to deliver cancer treatment outside of hospital

Royal Surrey NHS Trust and LloydsPharmacy have announced a new partnership, offering cancer patients the opportunity to have their treatment administrated without visiting a...

Pandemic: what does it mean and does it matter?

When does an epidemic become a pandemic? As the novel coronavirus continues its spread across the globe, what does the designation mean to world healthcare systems...

Supply alert for Phenytoin 30mg/5ml oral suspension

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a supply disruption alert for Phenytoin (Epanutin) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension. Pfizer have limited supplies of...

‘Hub and spoke not necessarily safer or more cost-effective’

Research by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has revealed that hub and spoke dispensing is not necessarily safer or more cost effective. The hub and...

PHE introduces new surveillance system for early coronavirus detection

Public Health England (PHE) today announced a new surveillance system for early detection of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Part of the efforts to strengthen the...

Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday is due to approve plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women - the first nation in...

MHRA issues class 4 drug alert for Memantine 10 mg tablets

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 pharmacy level caution in use for Memantine 10mg Film-Coated Tablets. Crescent Pharma Ltd...

BREAKING: Three more medicines banned from parallel export

Lopinavir + Ritonavir, Chloroquine phosphate and Azathioprine have all been added to the list of medicines carrying a parallel export ban. The restrictions will be in...

CPCF funding update: Pharmacy bodies express concern

Three leading pharma bodies have generally welcomed the recent update to the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) but are all concerned about some key...

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