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IEFS launched to handle emergency medicines deliveries

Medicines at risk of shortage can be transported to the UK within days through a new international transport system

Pfizer says sales of its Covid vaccine will hit $36bn this year

The company is looking to sign agreements with more countries to supply the vaccine.

PDA urges Aurelius to invest in LloydsPharmacy branches not make cutbacks

The PDA's Paul Day said he hopes Aurelius will not close branches following its takeover.

McKesson sells Lloyds to Aurelius group as part of £477m deal

LloydsPharmacy is to be sold to asset management group Aurelius along with the rest of McKesson’s UK operations, it has been announced today.

PEPS failed to generate projected NHS savings reveals NAO report

The scheme failed to save the NHS 100 million a year after ministers were advised it would by Lex Greensill.

Budget 2021: Minimum wage increase threatens England's pharmacies

Pharmacies will have to invest less in services to pay for increase, AIMp warns.

Net closure of 215 pharmacies sees total reach 5-year low

BSA report shows closures rose while items fell during the worst months of Covid.

Well Pharmacy sends flu jab vans around England

Yesterday the multiple launched two mobile health clinics that will reach 35 locations.

Every Boots branch to have a cancer advice pharmacist

Boot Macmillan information pharmacists working in every branch, the company announces.

Boots pharmacists reject 2pc pay increase, consider industrial action

The PDA is pushing for pharmacists to get an extra 3.25 per cent to cope with inflation.

Numark MD: We should follow Scotland's Pharmacy First approach

Jeremy Meader warns the 250m GP winter package will not give patients access to services they need.

Wholesaler tries to raise 'tens of millions' after MHRA suspension

One of the largest UK drug wholesalers seeks cash injection, Sky reports.

Self care strategy 'needed to prevent NHS overload'

The PAGB blueprint recommends giving pharmacists read-write access and allowing them to refer onwards.

Online pharmacy 'could undermine face-to-face services'

Online pharmacy "reduces medicines to a commodity," the GPhC's Nigel Clarke warned.

We need transparency and profession-wide talk about hub and spoke

Pharmacist Ade Williams said hub and spoke could be a death knell for independents.

Boots pharmacy sales up 11pc in 'strong' quarterly performance

Retail sales were up 15 per cent in the three months to August 31 while pharmacy sales were up 11 per cent.

Time constraints 'stop independents providing new services'

A study has found 43 per cent of pharmacies do not have time to offer more services.

Pharmacist buys two pharmacies to provide Covid booster jabs

Three pharmacies owned by Sachin Tammewar will deliver Covid booster jabs later this month.

Tesco cough and cold batches recalled by MHRA

The chain has recalled 78,000 packs incorrectly stating that 12-year-olds may use the medicine.

Scottish Govt explores 'further powers' on pharmacy closures

CPhO Alison Strath says the Scottish Government is monitoring the issue of short notice closures.

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