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Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Four more medicines face export ban

Four more medicines join growing list of those that cannot be exported.

New CBD trade association created to uphold standards

A trade association has been formed to promote the legal, safe and regulated supply of cannabis-based products.

PDAU negotiates pay rise for Boots pharmacists

The PDA Union and Boots UK agree a pay settlement for store-based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.

Boots hit by profits drop – tough UK market to blame

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees a quarterly 20 per cent fall in profits for its retail pharmacy international division.

BREAKING: Fluoxetine 10mg SSP to be withdrawn

The Department of Health and Social Care is to withdraw one of three serious shortages protocols for the antidepressant fluoxetine.

DHSC reveals second wave of October price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care today reveals the second list of drug price concessions for October.   

Sixteen month sentence for £76k fraud pharmacist

A pharmacist has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for overcharging the NHS £76,475 for prescription medicines.

Merck seeks to tackle drug shortages using tech

Drugs manufacturer Merck is to pilot-test a new system using analytics and machine learning in an attempt to tackle shortages.

Alverine and irbesartan among October concessions

The DHSC has announced the first wave of drug price concessions for October.

CPNI chief: Community pharmacy in NI must not trail behind hospital and practice pharmacy

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges policymakers in Northern Ireland to place greater emphasis on community pharmacy.

Move to give Welsh pharmacies needs-based contracts

The Welsh Government is consulting on proposed changes to the criteria for awarding pharmacy contracts.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week key a 'timely' reminder of CPCS

The NPA says Ask Your Pharmacist Week will remind the public about the community pharmacist consultation service.

New management simulation suite for UoB pharmacy students

The facility will help students enact the types of patient interaction they are likely to face as qualified pharmacists.

Three companies accused of illegally hiking drug price by 1,800%

The CMA alleges Aspen agreed to pay Amilco and Tiofarma to stay out of the UK market for Addison’s Disease medicine.

Exemptions on FP10s being updated

The suite of FP10 prescription forms which are used for primary care prescribing in England are being updated.

PDA: Up to a fifth of drugs hit by shortages

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says a fifth of medicines have been affected by shortages in the past three months.

Parallel trade ban on 30 drugs to stop Brexit profiteering

The Times says ministers will ban the export of up to 30 drugs to prevent wholesaler profiteering in the run-up to no-deal Brexit.

DHSC reveals more late concessionary prices

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday released the final list of drug price concessions for September.

PSNC: ‘Transitional payments’ linked to item numbers

The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.

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