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First cannabis-based medicines approved for reimbursement

Pharmacists in England are to be reimbursed for dispensing cannabis-based products for the first time.

GPs take the lead in 96% of PCNs

The leadership of primary care networks is dominated by doctors, with other primary care professionals almost entirely absent.

Labour party has no plans to nationalise pharmacies

Labour Party clarifies that bringing pharmaceutical provision in-house referred to hospital services.

Regulators issue principles for online prescribing

The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.

AIM unveils revamped vision and strategy for 2020

AIMp's strategic priorities for 2020 include being the voice of independent multiples and leading independents.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

Lib Dem leader drops in on Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Jo Swinson given whistle-stop tour of Watford wholesaler.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

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

Is Walgreens Boots Alliance considering going private?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is understood to be considering a $70 billion deal to take the company private.

Labour’s McDonnell wants to bring pharmacies ‘in-house’

The shadow chancellor says Labour would bring pharmaceutical provision in-house.

Antibiotic resistant infections up 9pc since 2017

There are 165 antibiotic resistant infections in England every day.

Four more medicines face export ban

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

Patient safety resources launched to support PQS

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group and PSNC release two pharmacy quality scheme resources. 

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

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.

MPs call for ‘sustainable funding’ for N Ireland pharmacies

CPNI welcomes MPs' call for ‘sustainable funding’ for pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

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.

Final October concessions announced

The DHSC announced the last drug price concessions list for October on the final day of the month.

Minor ailments visits double in a single year in Wales

A document from Statistics for Wales revealed that 43,158 CAS consultations were made in 2018-19, up from 16,087 in 2017-18.

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