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PSNC asks government for 'urgent uplift' in pharmacy funding

The PSNC says it has asked health minister Jo Churchill for “an urgent uplift” in funding for pharmacy.

Priadel manufacturer walked away from pricing talks claims DH

The DHSC has told Pharmacy Network News it is disappointed at Essential Pharma’s decision to exit talks on Priadel 200mg and 400mg tablets.

Well opens pharmacy at Heathrow

Well has opened a pharmacy in terminal two at Heathrow airport.

Four Scottish health boards confirm pharmacy flu jab plans

Four of Scotland’s 14 health boards have confirmed they will involve community pharmacies in their winter flu jab service this year.

RPS appoints new director in Scotland

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Clare Morrison as its director in Scotland.

Pharmacy Show postponed to 2021

This year’s Pharmacy Show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will instead take place on October 17-18 2021 at the Birmingham NEC.

MHRA approves trial for diabetes patients with coronavirus

The MHRA has approved an advanced clinical trial exploring whether diabetes sufferers with Covid-19 could benefit from taking the glucose kinase activator AZD1656. 

People as concerned about Covid as cancer, reveals survey

People are as concerned about Covid-19 infection as they are about their cancer according to a study.

OTC drug cuts save just £6m in 18 months

Scrapping OTC prescriptions saved the Government just £6m between January 2019 and July 2020, despite hopes of saving £100m each year.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

Sore throat treatment update

Update your knowledge on treating sore throat without antibiotics with this short, interactive module.

Hypertension treatments could improve Covid survival rates

People with high blood pressure have a better chance of surviving Covid-19 if they are taking hypertension medications, research shows. 

Bipolar disorder tablets to be discontinued

Priadel 200mg and 400mg modified release tablets are to be discontinued, with all remaining supplies expected to run out by April of next year. 

Some Scottish pharmacies may not be included in flu drive

Some health boards in Scotland may decide not to involve community pharmacies in the provision of NHS flu vaccinations.

Refuse to provide free deliveries, PSNC urges contractors

Community pharmacies should stop providing free services, the PSNC has warned.

GPhC will raise Covid infection reporting awareness with employers

GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said it will tell pharmacy employers to report occupational Covid-19 infections.

LloydsPharmacy Superintendent to retire

Professor Steve Howard, clinical standards director for McKesson UK and superintendent pharmacist for LloydsPharmacy is to retire at the end of December after 35 years with the company. 

Covid-19 – recognising the new normal

We examine the seven types of coronavirus that infect humans. 

National Association of Women Pharmacists elects president

The National Association of Women Pharmacists has a new president after Naina Chotai was elected to the role. 

Depression rates almost double during Covid crisis

Adults are twice as likely to have suffered from depressive symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic than they were before.

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