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Beta blocker usage called into question

New research challenges established medical practice that all heart attack patients should be on beta blockers.

Mark Griffiths to chair Community Pharmacy Wales

Community Pharmacy Wales (CPW) has elected Mark Griffiths to succeed Phil Parry as its new Chair.

Pharmacists shine spotlight on online medicine hazards

Pharmacists have been in the news this week highlighting the dangers of "miracle cures" advertised on the internet.

Independents urged to focus on maximising business

Numark's John D'Arcy says the High Court ruling not to overturn the Government’s decision to impose cuts on pharmacy services in England is a pyrrhic victory.

Cuts danger highlighted on BBC News

A young pharmacist has argued against the Department of Health cuts on prime-time TV.

Time to find a new common ground

The legal battle may be over but the challenge to get policy makers to understand the true potential of community pharmacy goes on, writes Claire Ward.

Teva updates membership scheme

Generics manufacturer Teva has updated its membership scheme to include a new lower net price and higher monthly rebate.

Fortunes grow for leading pharma figures

The growth in the fortunes of the leading figures in pharmaceuticals seems unstoppable.

Ash Soni to chair new Community Pharmacy Group

A new PCPA community pharmacy group is to be chaired by Professor Ash Soni OBE.

Former ambulance trust director joins GPhC

Francesca Okosi is joining the GPhC as its new director of organisational development and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Sue Sharpe to stand down at PSNC

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) chief executive Sue Sharpe is to stand down at the end of the year.  

New social media course tackles independents' online apprehension

Sheffield pharmacist, Saam Ali, aka the Pharmacy Mentor, has built a new online course to help independents harness the power of social media.

Brits blind to danger of blepharitis

The majority of Brits are in the dark when it comes to the eye condition blepharitis, a survey8 for Bausch + Lomb has found.

Nurturing the soul of pharmacy

The 2017 FIP World Congress will give pharmacists the chance to get to grips with the “soul of pharmacy”, says co-organiser, Professor Betty Chaar.

'Dual-use' vapers urged to switch completely

More than half of the UK's electronic-cigarette users have since given up smoking tobacco, according to a new report from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Numark freezes membership fees

Numark is freezing its membership fee for the next 12 months.

New website supports awareness of Viking disease

Sobi has launched a new website to raise awareness of Viking disease, also known as Dupuytren’s disease.

NHS spending must be linked to GDP says NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation has called on political leaders to pledge to spend at least a fixed percentage of GDP linking health spending to the success of the economy.

Multi-format allergy treatments drive sales

Sales of over-the-counter (allergy medicines have reached a value of over £116 million with customers increasingly buying into multi-format treatments.

MHRA approves trial for new paracetamol poisoning treatment

MHRA approves clinical trial for Aladote, a new treatment for reducing liver damage from paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning.

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