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Slow CPCS uptake 'a missed opportunity' says GP negotiator

CPCS is creating 'extra work' for surgeries says lead GP negotiator Dr Richard Vautrey.

Pharmacist jailed for unlawful CD supply is struck off by GPhC

Balkeet Singh Khaira supplied controlled drugs worth more than 1m on the black market.

Online pharmacy warned not to advertise prescription drugs

The ASA found that Pharmica had advertised prescription treatments for erectile dysfunction.

Hull pharmacy considers private security after campaign of abuse

Local young people have allegedly lit fires outside the pharmacy and targeted staff with racial slurs.

DH puts extra £16m into training for pharmacists and technicians

Prescribing and clinical examination skills are among the training areas to receive funding.

Digital health accessed by 28 million people in England

NHS Digital said over 16 million have signed up to the NHS app.

Boots ends pharmacy provision in 22 stores

Affected stores will lose pharmacies but remain open for retail purposes.

HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer cases but gaps remain

The human papillomavirus vaccine reduced diagnoses in England by 87 per cent.

Novel HIV drug introduced

Rukobia is indicated for multi drug-resistant HIV-1.

First oral antiviral for Covid-19 approved by MHRA

Molnupiravir reduces risk of hospitalisation or death for at-risk adults with mild to moderate Covid-19 by 50 per cent.

Reform of MPharm results communication needed, BPSA warns

BPSA asks pharmacy schools to make urgent changes after inquest into death of MPharm student.

Lloyds to temporarily cut hours at some Sainsbury's pharmacies

Workforce issues cited as contributing factor to temporary reduction in trading hours.

Scotland first in the world to deliver diabetes C-peptide test

The test can reveal whether a person has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

OTC company calls for national sleep-related health strategy

Perrigo wants sleep health embedded in all aspects of public health policy in England.

IEFS launched to handle emergency medicines deliveries

Medicines at risk of shortage can be transported to the UK within days through a new international transport system

DHSS consults on introducing OPD with an eye to hub-and-spoke

"Flexibility" to dispense up to 10 per cent more or less than prescribed in order to maintain OP.

Long list of pharmacies will deliver Covid boosters, says NI health minister

HSCB lists 244 pharmacies in Northern Ireland that are offering walk-in boosters to over-50s.

Pfizer says sales of its Covid vaccine will hit $36bn this year

The company is looking to sign agreements with more countries to supply the vaccine.

PDA urges Aurelius to invest in LloydsPharmacy branches not make cutbacks

The PDA's Paul Day said he hopes Aurelius will not close branches following its takeover.

PenCycle pilot launched in England and Scotland to recycle injection pens

Community pharmacies used as drop-off points in first-of-its-kind scheme, with national roll-outs planned for 2022.

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