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Covid-19 pandemic sees increase in pharmacy sales

The Covid pandemic has seen an 11 per cent increase in the sale of pharmacies compared with the same period last year.   

Covid blamed for further dip in Boots sales in Q4

The Covid-19 pandemic continued to hurt Boots UK’s profitability between June and August this year, parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has said.

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

DHSC announce first wave of October concessions

The Department of Health yesterday announced the first list of price concessions for October.

MHRA to link with overseas regulators post-Brexit

Pharmacos that submit applications to some or all of participating countries will have products evaluated in those countries simultaneously

Scotland: Extra payment for July dispensing

Contractors in Scotland are to receive a payment amounting to 2.5 per cent of the value of items they dispensed in July this year.

RPS urges retailers to protect shoppers from online substitution

RPS president Sandra Gidley wants “robust safety procedures” to protect people when drugs bought online are substituted.

Lloyds responds to PDA data breach comments

Lloyds responds to concerns raised by the PDA around what it describes as a breach of pharmacists' personal data.

Online pharmacy won’t provide hormone medication to under-18s

Clear Chemist, which agreed to deliver hormone medication to patients in the UK, will not provide it to people under 18.

Asda launches 'UK's first drive through flu jab service'

Supermarket chain Asda has launched a drive through flu jab service operated by pharmacists.

Superdrug Online Doctor launches PrEP service

Superdrug is the first UK pharmacy chain to offer a PrEP service to individuals worried about their HIV risk.

Boots & PDA in arbitration over £1k lump sum proposal

Negotiations between the PDA Union and Boots UK have been referred to ACAS after they were unable to reach an agreement on a lump sum.

Nabumetone 500mg tablets stock now available says PSNC

The PSNC has said stock for Nabumetone 500mg tablets is now available.

Lloyds in spotlight once more after locum EHC refusal

LloydsPharmacy has come under criticism after a pharmacist refused to provide emergency hormonal contraception.

High demand for pharmacy-run flu jab centre in Preston

A community pharmacy run, offsite flu vaccination centre has proved popular with patients after kicking off its 14-day run in Preston last Monday.

Priadel supplies to continue after watchdog probe launches

Essential Pharma has agreed to continue supplying the drug to the NHS after the UK competition watchdog launched an investigation.

Rowlands to reduce working hours for ‘many’ employees

Rowlands Pharmacy is planning to reduce working hours for “many” of its staff across the UK and slash opening hours for most branches in England.

Pharmacies denied drugs if not 'first line' wholesale customers

The PSNC said wholesalers allegedly denied pharmacies the supply of a drug if they were not a first-line customer.  

Selling single-use plastic cotton buds is now an offence

It is now an offence for businesses such as pharmacies to supply or offer to supply single-use plastic straws or plastic stemmed cotton buds.

PSNC and government 'still far apart' on Covid funding

The PSNC and the Government are still far apart on agreeing the Covid-19 costs incurred by contractors during the pandemic.

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