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Boots strikes five-year deal with digital services provider

Boots and Cegedim have struck a new five-year digital services deal.

Colief launches new Vitamin C Drops

New Colief Vitamin C Drops 30ml support the immune system and maintain healthy bones and skin.

EziDrops universal applicator

EziDrops helps you put eye drops in your eyes easily or adminster drops to other family members.

HSP Solutions offers reusable face masks

HSP Solutions are proud to offer new five-layer reusable medical grade face masks.

Viagra Connect in a trial pack

Viagra Connect has launched a trial size twopack for pharmacy retailers across the UK.

Affected by hay fever? Apply some pressure

Hay-Band works by applying pressure to the LI-11 point on either arm.

NICE recommends new drug for relapsing MS

NICE has recommended the use of auto-injectable MS drug ofatumumab on the NHS. 

Police investigating theft of medicines from pharmacy

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating a robbery at a pharmacy in Portadown on Wednesday morning (April 28). 

Dispensing GPs driven by 'profit motive' report finds

Dispensing GPs prescribe in ways that are "consistent with a profit motive," a report finds. 

More people could benefit from antihypertensives, study finds

Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication, according to a new study in the Lancet.

Lack of sleep increases dementia risk by 30 per cent

People who continuously sleep for six hours or less a night are roughly 30 per cent more likely to develop dementia.

Drinking habits change for over a third of people

Over a third of people (34.4 per cent) reported a change in their drinking habits over the last year.

DH issues shortage protocol for HRT patches

The Department of Health and Social Care has said pharmacists may substitute Evorel and Estraderm for Estradot 75mcg patches.

PDA ’extremely concerned’ by Sewell report on racial inequality

The PDA said it is “extremely concerned and disappointed” by the conclusions of the Sewell Report into racial inequality.

Massive rise in mental disorders among health workers in Covid peak

The first peak of the Covid pandemic last year saw a 300 per cent rise in healthcare workers suffering from mental health problems.

GPhC announces 88% pass rate in first online exam

Eighty-eight per cent of candidates sitting the online registration assessment in March achieved a pass, the GPhC announced this morning.

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Pharmacy capable of delivering millions of Covid jabs, survey finds

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacists would be eager to take part in an annual Covid-19 booster vaccination programme similar to the flu jab service given the right funding and support, a new survey shows.

Urgent action needed to stop violence in pharmacies says PDA

Action is needed to prevent violence in pharmacies, the PDA has said as disturbing video footage emerged of an assault on a pharmacist. 

Community pharmacists ‘should prescribe beyond minor ailments’

Community pharmacists could play a valuable role in prescribing for a wide range of common and long-term conditions, says the RPS. 

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