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Cambrian Alliance announces new generics agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group have announced a new supply agreement for generics and PI medicines with Target Healthcare.

Pharmacy data standards updated to reflect GP integration

Six more services added to data standard for community pharmacy to support quick and safe transfer of data across the system.

MVPs 2021 voting now open!

The Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards are back for 2021, with 25 OTC product categories and one overall winner to vote for.

Eight more Well branches deliver Covid vaccines

Well Pharmacy has begun rolling out Covid vaccinations from another eight branches, taking the total number to 20. 

Company claims it can help pharmacies compete with Amazon

A company specialising in electronic retail point-of-sale systems says it can help bricks-and-mortar pharmacies compete with Amazon.

Illegally traded medicines seized in global crackdown

Some 113,000 websites operating illegally in the UK were removed or had their URLs blocked as part of Operation Pangea.

Scottish pharmacies get £1k for Covid premises adjustments

Every community pharmacy contractor in Scotland will receive £1,000 for adjustments made to their pharmacies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Avicenna seeks to sell freehold on 15 branches

The freehold on 15 pharmacies recently acquired by Avicenna will be up for auction next week. 

P2U partners with Royal Mail on same-day deliveries

Pharmacy2U has announced it is partnering with Royal Mail to provide same-day deliveries for “some” products. 

Question mark over pharmacy early payment scheme

The future of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme is “under consideration,” the PSNC has said.

Well completes acquisition of pharmacy in South Wales

Well Pharmacy has continued its recent acquisition of community pharmacies by completing the purchase of one in South Wales.

AmerisourceBergen completes deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare

The American wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corporation has today completed a deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare.

Rowlands MD to step down in August

Rowlands managing director Mark Bather will step down in August having decided to retire.  

Three-quarters of pharmacies accessing RTEC

Over three-quarters of pharmacy organisations are now able to access real time exemption checking.

Goodwill values rise in buoyant pharmacy sales market

Goodwill values up at 83p in the pound after three years of steep decline although profit margins remain down

Boots profits fell by 254% in 2019-20

The 2019-20 financial year saw Boots' profits fall by more than 250 per cent compared to the previous year according to a Companies House report.

Lloyds updates locum booking policy after EHC controversy

Lloyds superintendent says company has updated its locum booking system after high profile incidents where patients were refused EHC.

Numark and Rowlands branches pilot heart health service

The service will give people a heart age score and cardiovascular risk assessment based on height, weight, blood pressure and BMI.

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

Sigma starts providing lateral flow tests to pharmacies

Community pharmacies can now order lateral flow tests from Sigma Pharmaceuticals to use as part of the Pharmacy Collect service.

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