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Boots pharmacists push for above-inflation pay rise

The pay claim seeks to mitigate the impact of last year's pay freeze, says PDAU.

Boots employee loses tribunal case involving racism allegations

Dorothy Roach said she was constructively dismissed after a racism investigation was opened.

GPs accused of using scare tactics to boost flu jab numbers

Concerns raised around the impact GP tactics could have on other local providers.

Superdrug profits plummeted by 80 per cent last year

Profits plummeted to 18.8m in 2020 as the pandemic hit footfall, the company's accounts reveal.

Phoenix rebrands prescription app as Hey Pharmacist

The app aims to equip Numark members to compete with online pharmacies.

E-cig loophole puts minors at risk, Government told

A charity criticises the government for failing to close a loophole allowing companies to hand out free e-cigarettes to under-18s. 

Wright review group to hold focus groups to form proposals

The Wright review steering group will hold a series of online focus groups and workshops this month and in August.

Boots opens flu jab bookings as demand soars

Boots says it has opened bookings for its winter flu jab service amid reports of soaring demand. 

Drug companies fined 260m for "excessive and unfair" price hikes to hydrocortisone tablets over a 10 year period.

PSNC: Use 'best judgement' in claiming Covid costs

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has urged contractors to "use their best judgement" when putting together their Covid costs evidence.   

Discontinuing statins may increase CV risk

Discontinuing statins in people on multiple medications may increase the risk of fatal and non- fatal cardiovascular outcomes, a study shows. 

NHS blasts pharmacies over 'escalating' closures

NHS Lothian has written to all community pharmacists in the health board region to warn of the impact short-notice pharmacy closures are having.

Lloyds parent confirms plans to 'fully exit' Europe

McKesson is to sell several of its European operations to German pharmaceutical giant Phoenix and has confirmed it wants to "fully exit" Europe.

'Financial gain from Covid jabs service outweighs costs'

Independent pharmacies stand to reap financial benefits by participating in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, a London pharmacist has said. 

Echo rebrands to LloydsDirect as it exceeds 500k patients

Online pharmacy Echo is rebranding to LloydsDirect by LloydsPharmacy as it passes the milestone of 500,000 patient nominations.

Boots MD apologises for saying primary care 'disappeared' during Covid

Boots UK managing director Seb James has apologised for saying that primary care "more or less disappeared" during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Boots UK making 'significant rebound' says WBA

Boots UK has begun to make a "significant rebound" as the easing of pandemic restrictions improves sales figures, its parent company has said. 

The PSNC's call on the Government to write off the 370m advance "was never going to be agreed" by the Treasury, says chief exec Simon Dukes.

The management team at the Leicester pharmacy chain have completed a management buy-out of the company in a deal valued at over 14m.

LloydsPharmacy provides lateral flow tests in Scotland and Wales

LloydsPharmacy said the tests can be taken at home and are being provided in 191 stores in Scotland and 81 in Wales.

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