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Scottish pharmacies get £5.5m Covid-19 funding boost (UPDATED)

An ‘initial funding package’ of £5.5m in extra cash has been made available to community pharmacies in Scotland.

MHRA shuts down websites selling ‘bogus’ Covid-19 tests

A number of ‘bogus’ Covid-19 products are being sold on unauthorised websites, the MHRA has warned the public.

Covid-19: GPhC highlights frontline innovations

Pharmacies throughout the UK are developing innovative ways to tackle Covid-19 in their local areas, the GPhC said.

GPhC and APTUK issue joint letter to pre-reg PTs

The GPhC and APTUK have issued a joint letter to pre-reg pharmacy technicians about their training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minister praises pharmacies' 'outstanding' Covid-19 response

Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill has thanked community pharmacists for their commitment in an open letter to the sector.

Covid-19 contagion lingers after symptoms resolve

Half the patients treated for mild COVID-19 infection remained contagious for up to eight days after symptoms resolved, according to a new study.

Birmingham pair sentenced for selling medicines illegally online

Sentences follow a three-year investigation by MHRA into the illegal sale of medicines through website.

Frustration at Easter opening instruction to pharmacies

All pharmacies in England are to open from 2pm to 5pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday without any additional payment, said NHSE&I.

NHSE reassurances on clinical negligence indemnity

Two existing indemnity schemes have been bolstered by the Coronavirus Act 2020.

PDA: Treatment of 2020 pre-reg trainees ‘cannot be repeated’

PDA chair Mark Koziol has spoken of pre-registration pharmacists’ “anguish” at having their training disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Charities badly hit by Covid-19 warns Coeliac UK

The Covid-19 pandemic is drying up health charities’ income streams, Coeliac UK said as it launched an urgent funding appeal.

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Public celebrates its pharmacy heroes

Patients and the public have their say about the great job being done by their community pharmacies.

Wear masks where distancing not possible, pharmacies told

PHE says pharmacy workers should wear fluid resistant surgical masks when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of two metres or more.

Pharmacies could issue CDs without a prescription

Emergency measures would allow pharmacists to supply without a script, use SSPs and adjust instalments.

Examined: Covid-19 pharmacy funding across the UK

The UK's four nations have responded differently to pharmacy's cashflow challenge. 

Inhalers and insulin dominate new export ban products

Asthma medications and insulin products make up the vast majority of the medicines newly added to the DHSC’s parallel export ban list.

Covid-19: Spanish pharmacists commemorate lost colleagues

A minute’s silence was held yesterday for the five Spanish pharmacists who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Pharmacists’ anger at sertraline price hike

Pharmacists outraged as the price of sertraline rockets past the £13 mark before falling again. “It’s a scandal,” says one.

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