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Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

50 to 64-year-olds added to 2021/22 flu programme

Contractors asked to await updated flu reimbursement letter before amending vaccine orders.

Two new preventative Covid trials get government funding

Trials will evaluate prophylactic treatments for Covid-19 in care homes and for the immunocompromised

NHS rolls out capsule cameras to test for colon cancers

Initial group of 11,000 NHS patients in England will receive capsule cameras in 40 parts of the country.

SSP issued for Competact with immediate effect

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a serious shortage protocol for anti-diabetes medicine Competact with immediate effect

Smokers need help with basic tasks 10 years before non-smokers

A report by ASH revealed smokers rely on support to do the most basic things by the time they are 63. 

Groundbreaking antipsychotic drug withdrawal paper released

Academics believe the paper is the first to outline how patients can reduce their intake and risk of relapse.

MHRA speaks out on Oxford jab blood clot reports

MHRA says it is closely reviewing reports from Europe of precautionary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

SSP for Levothyroxine extended to March 12

The serious shortage protocol for Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets has been extended by the DHSC.

Vaccines 'highly effective' in reducing severe Covid-19 in older adults

First dose protection ranged between 57-61 per cent for Pfizer vaccine and between 60-73 per cent for the Oxford-AZ vaccine (ChAdOx1)

GPs ‘staggered’ by pharmacist antibiotics pilot

A pilot that saw pharmacists work with GP surgeries to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing achieved “staggering” results.

Sodium valproate prescribed to 180 pregnant women in England

Sodium valproate was prescribed to almost 200 pregnant women in England between April 2018 and September 2020, new NHS data shows. 

Campaign launched to address dangers of air pollution

The British Lung Foundation and Perrigo have launched a campaign to address air pollution.

Reclassifying the pill will increase access says RPS

Making the contraceptive pill available over the counter will increase access and “enable women to make an informed choice" says RPS.

GPhC: We are not trying to prevent trans hormone supply

The GPhC has attempted to fend off concerns that its decisions may have had a negative impact on young transgender individuals. 

MHRA analysis confirms Covid vaccine safety

The MHRA has said an analysis on approved Covid vaccines shows they are safe despite mild side-effects.

DH activates shortage protocol for thyroid drug

The Government has issued a serious shortage protocol for levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets in response to “significant ongoing disruption” to supply.

Role for community pharmacy in gene testing says Boots

Pharmacists could help test patients to see whether they are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from certain drugs, Boots has said.

Possible link between Covid and psychiatric disorders

As many as one in eight who have had Covid-19 may be diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological condition for the first time within six months.

RPS urges government to immediately de-list DNP products

RPS chief pharmacist Gino Martini has called on the government to immediately de-list DNP products. 

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