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Head lice cases on the rise across the UK, warns Superdrug

If lotions or sprays prove ineffective, consulting a pharmacist about alternative head lice treatments is recommended Parents are advised to check their children's hair often as cases of head...

Gender identity services: GPhC publishes new resource for pharmacy professionals

The regulatory body sets out questions that pharmacy professionals should ask themselves when providing gender identity care  The General...

NHS patient safety initiative: 143 hospitals across England to roll out Martha’s Rule

This programme has the opportunity to truly transform “patient care and safety” NHS England has confirmed the initial sites...

Forth Valley community pharmacy network pilot to support children with life-shortening conditions

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and NHS Forth Valley are piloting an initiative involving pharmacists in a lead role to support babies, children and...

STADA appoints Wolfgang Ollig as Group CFO

STADA, parent company of Yorkshire based pharmaceutical company Thornton & Ross, named Wolfgang Ollig as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. Ollig replaces Mark Keatley...

MHRA drug alert for Finasteride 5mg tablets

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a class 4 drug alert for 30 batches of Finasteride 5mg tablets. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories...

AstraZeneca sells rights of five hypertension medicines to Atnahs

AstraZeneca has announced an agreement with Basildon-based Atnahs Pharma to sell global commercial rights of its established hypertension medicines. Five medicines - Inderal (propranolol), Tenormin...

Lewes MP welcomes move to Pharmacy First model

Maria Caulfield, Conservative MP for Lewes, has welcomed the move to a Pharmacy First model implemented through the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS). Caulfield, who...

As medicine shortages are found to be a Europe-wide problem, NPA calls for urgent action

Medicines shortages are a growing problem in the UK as well as across Europe, a recent survey has revealed. According to a Pharmaceutical Group of...

Government launches £140m AI award to fast-track innovation

The health secretary has launched a £140 million artificial intelligence (AI) award to fast-track life-saving innovation to the NHS. Companies are being encouraged to bid...

RPS publishes a package of information for pharmacists on Wuhan coronavirus

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has put together a package of information to help pharmacists who are getting asked by patients about the Wuhan...

LloydsPharmacy’s new health check service gains momentum

LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK are now offering a new screening service that encourages patients to be more health aware. The pharmacy chain says it's...

NICE rejects Spravato for treatment-resistant depression; J&J ‘deeply disappointed’

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence today published a draft guidance for public consultation without recommending Johnson & Johnson's nasal spray medicine...

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