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Lloyds parent company to double automation by June

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK has said it plans to double its automated dispensing capacity by June 2020.

LloydsPharmacy now offering HPV vaccination in 13 branches

Thirteen LloydsPharmacy stores are now offering a private HPV vaccination service to customers aged between 12 and 45.

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging £3

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

App to detect UTIs launches across Day Lewis pharmacies

A smartphone app to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) will be launched in 285 Day Lewis Pharmacies across the UK.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

Ranitidine and Irbesartan on second concessions list

The Department of Health and Social Care published the second concessions list for November on Friday.

AAH developing messaging system for delivery delays

AAH is developing a real-time messaging system that will tell customers if their delivery is likely to be delayed.

Hewitson takes wholesalers to task on stock shortages and pricing

Former NPA board member Mike Hewitson has called on the government to tighten its regulation of pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Flu jabs already 85pc of last year’s total

Flu vaccinations at 85pc of 2018-19 levels by early November.

Orlistat and Cefalexin on first concessions list for November

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday released the first list of drug price concessions for November.

Evidence review needed for OTC analgesics?

Research published to coincide with Self Care Week has called for an evidence review of OTC analgesics.

Walgreens “formally approached” for corporate buyout

Walgreen Boots Alliance has reportedly been “formally approached” by New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co.

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.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

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

Four more medicines face export ban

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

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.

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.

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