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Fluoxetine 30mg capsules out of stock until December

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules are out of stock until mid-December, the PSNC has warned.

Let pharmacies re-use unopened medicines says BMA chair

Regulations should be relaxed to allow community pharmacists to re-use unopened medicine returns, says Dr Richard Vautrey.

Government PPE portal now main provider for pharmacies

The portal – once intended as a top-up system only – is now to be the primary source of PPE for community pharmacies.

‘Incredible contribution’: Keith Ridge praises technicians

The CPhO congratulates pharmacy technicians for helping to support “excellent patient care" throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Epilepsy teen gets cannabis care plan in NHS first

A teenager with severe epilepsy has been prescribed cannabis oil as part of the first NHS care plan of its kind.

Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

New regulations will change contractors' terms of service

The PSNC has informed contractors that new NHS regulations laid before parliament will change their terms of service.

Marked rise in mental health prescribing

The number of people receiving psychopharmaceuticals in England increased between 2015/16 and 2019/20.

Covid-19 pandemic sees increase in pharmacy sales

The Covid pandemic has seen an 11 per cent increase in the sale of pharmacies compared with the same period last year.   

Once-promising Covid drug has ‘little to no survival impact’

Remdesivir – hailed in May as a potential breakthrough – has little impact on survival rates for patients hospitalised with the virus, says WHO.

NPA backs temporary use of unlicensed Covid vaccines

The NPA supports plans for a temporary authorisation allowing health workers to provide tested but unlicensed Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid blamed for further dip in Boots sales in Q4

The Covid-19 pandemic continued to hurt Boots UK’s profitability between June and August this year, parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has said.

Clinical news round-up

ICP brings you the latest clinical news.

Covid limbo to be followed by Brexit panic?

Community pharmacy is stuck in a Covid-induced limbo but that might soon be replaced by a Brexit quagmire.

NI pharmacy chief awarded an OBE

Dr Mark Timoney was chief pharmaceutical officer for Northern Ireland for 2013-19

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

DHSC announce first wave of October concessions

The Department of Health yesterday announced the first list of price concessions for October.

Pharmacists allowed to give unlicensed Covid vaccines after law change

Pharmacists will be able to provide unlicensed Covid-19 vaccines to patients, the Government said as it set out new legal changes.

MHRA to link with overseas regulators post-Brexit

Pharmacos that submit applications to some or all of participating countries will have products evaluated in those countries simultaneously

Care relaunches training programme

Care relaunches training programme. 

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