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53pc of pharmacists support mandatory jabs for health workers

RPS publishes survey as it warns against making jabs mandatory.

Safe to deliver Covid and flu jabs together, study shows

No safety issues and immune response preserved, DHSC funded study shows.

Over-60s told not to take aspirin to prevent CVD

Researchers say people in their 40s and 50s can take aspirin as a preventative step only.

Pharmacy contraception pilot launches in 7 NHS regions

Pilot offers ongoing access to oral contraception from pharmacies in some PCNs.

Vaccine rates for childhood diseases hits WHO target for tenth year

Coverage of measles, mumps and rubella fell slightly but targets hit overall.

NICE to approve inclisiran

New NICE guidance recommends Legvio as an option for primary hypercholesterolaemia.

Long term oral steroids increase risk of CVD

Taking steroids for long-term inflammatory diseases increases CVD risk.

RPS supports Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds

Three million youngsters will be eligible to receive a single dose of the Pfizer jab.

Breakthrough lung cancer drug gets MHRA green light

NHS lung cancer patients will be the first in Europe to be offered sotorasib.

Prescribing of antidepressants on the rise, says NHS report

Between April and June this year 20.5 million antidepressant items were prescribed.

Six NHS Trusts funded to trial AI prostate cancer diagnostic tech

The trial will examine how prostate cancer diagnosis can be speeded up.

Immunosuppressed to be offered a third Covid jab

The announcement follows new advice from the JCVI.

Study finds rise in young adult smokers and drinkers during first lockdown

There was a 25 per cent increase in 18 to 34-year-old smokers in England.

'Revolutionary' anti-cholesterol drug to be offered on NHS

NHSE&I said inclisiran will be administered by nurses in GP surgeries.

NICE fails to reach agreement on new ME guidance

NICE has had to pause publication of its updated guideline on ME and CFS.

Antidiabetic prescribing jumps 21% over 5 years

Antidiabetic prescribing rises by more than a fifth in England in five years.

Pharmacy hypertension service 'can save 2,000 lives in 5 years'

NHSE&I said pharmacies can prevent 3,700 strokes and 2,500 heart attacks.

MHRA approves Covid antibody treatment

Ronapreve may prevent infections and help reduce hospital admissions.

Pharmacists well placed to offer SRH services, study finds

A new study indicates community pharmacists' role could expand to sexual health services.

MHRA recalls 25 batches of irbesartan medicines

Batches recalled as a precautionary measure due to contamination.

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