Penicillins, tetracyclines and macrolides remain the most common drug classes prescribed in 2016.
The new adjuvanted influenza vaccine boosts the immune response in adults aged 65 years and over, offering greater protection.
Thea Pharmaceuticals is withdrawing supply of Teoptic 2%.
The supply of specials involves ongoing collaboration and communication to ensure the dispensing process runs as smoothly as possible.
Sid Dajani reports from Brussels for May 2017's Eye on Europe.
Alan Nathan outlines how to help customers deal with insect bites and stings, and offers important advice for handling anaphylactic shock
Signposting solutions for patients with skin conditions
The latest news from the Specials sector
Signposting solutions for patients with chronic joint pain
The Murray Review examines the current state of pharmacy service provision, and how this can develop
We take a look at recent developments in the specials market
RPS guidance on specials prescribing is based around five key principles
How can patients be switched to the standard-release formulation of doxazosin?
Numark’s Gary Choo explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors
Leyla Hannbeck shares answers to topical questions put to the NPA's Information Dept
The NPA's Leyla Hannbeck answers three topical questions about prescription endorsement
Steve Ainsworth reflects on a long road of quackery before the emergence of a potent product
While many pharmacy teams appreciate that most specials products have overnight delivery, it seems not all do. Charles Gladwin reports
Chief Medical Officers issue new guidelines on alcohol consumption