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Europe Sees Surge in Generic Medicines Withdrawals; UK Faces Doubling of Drug Shortages

Generic medicines for cancer and mental health on the Union List of Critical Medicines are disappearing, study reveals Adding to the growing evidence of global medicine shortages, a new...

NHS to support newly-trained pharmacists with new £1.5 million investment

The new initiative is set to create highly-skilled placement opportunities in community pharmacies, GP surgeries, and care homes...

Professor Mahendra Patel joins UK Pharmacy Professional Leadership Advisory Board

The nine independent expert members of the UK Pharmacy Professional Leadership Advisory Board announced   Professor Mahendra Patel OBE,...

New rapid molecular test for coronavirus

Ireland-based molecular diagnostics company HiberGene Diagnostics today announced that they have expedited the design of a new, rapid near-patient molecular test for Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The...

From Singapore to UK via the Alps: how one man spread coronavirus

A British man managed to pass on the coronavirus to at least 11 other people without ever setting foot in the epicentre of the...

HRT shortages cause huge pressure on pharmacists, says RPS

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff experience huge amount of pressure regarding shortages of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) said on Monday. The...

Short-term fixes making NHS ‘seriously unstable’

The National Audit Office says short-term fixes have made some parts of the NHS "seriously unstable." According to reports published by the public spending watchdog, NHS...

Coronavirus case found at Brighton GP practice: BBC

A staff member at a GP practice in the southern English city of Brighton has tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reported. The County Oak Medical...

Teva’s Andrew Ellis is new BBA chair

The British Biosimilars Association (BBA), the representative group of biosimilar manufacturers in the UK, today named Teva's Dr Andrew Ellis as its new chair. He replaces...

GP deal ‘will hardly feel like good news to community pharmacies’

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has criticised the latest general practice funding deal for channelling all investment into primary care through GP surgeries. In...

UK calls virus ‘serious’ threat, reports new cases

The British government on Monday warned the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a "serious and imminent threat" and reported four new cases that brought the total...

GP Contract 2020-21: new PCN service specifications agreed, full reimbursement for pharmacy technician roles

Delivery of Structured Medication Reviews will now be determined and limited by the clinical pharmacist capacity of the Primary Care Network (PCN), according to...

Coronavirus: FIP publishes international guidelines for pharmacists

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) on Thursday published detailed guidelines for pharmacists across the world on how to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The...

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