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Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: second reading March 2

Bill gives government powers to update medicines regulations once Brexit transition period complete.

Squeezed margins ‘the biggest threat facing pharmacy’ in 2020

Pressures on gross margins are the biggest threat facing community pharmacies in 2020, according to a new survey.

No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

The generics landscape

With generic shortages now a regular issue, what are pharmacy trade bodies doing to mitigate the situation?

Shortages have been awful but government progress has been slow

The government has failed to use its Brexit preparations to solve some longer-term issues on medicines supply.

Exclusive: Pharmacists aren’t stockpiling, says NHS England

An FOI reveals there has been just one investigation into suspected stockpiling of medicines by pharmacies since January.

Export ban for four more medicines

Four more medicines have been added to the list of those that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

Parallel trade ban on 30 drugs to stop Brexit profiteering

The Times says ministers will ban the export of up to 30 drugs to prevent wholesaler profiteering in the run-up to no-deal Brexit.

PDA: Up to a fifth of drugs hit by shortages

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says a fifth of medicines have been affected by shortages in the past three months.

NAO: Still significant gaps in no-deal medicines planning

There still significant gaps in the government’s efforts to safeguard medicines supply after a no-deal Brexit.

RPS warns Boris Johnson of no deal flu threat

In a letter to Boris Johnson, health bodies said they were “unable to reassure patients" that Brexit wouldn't affect them.

Leaked no deal dossier warns of “severe” medicines delays

A leaked Government dossier suggests that medicines would be “vulnerable to severe extended delays”.

DHSC puts up £25m for no-deal express medicines freight service

The DHSC is inviting tenders for an express freight contract to ensure the supply of medicines in a no deal Brexit.

Javid ramps up no deal medicines budget

The chancellor has made £434m available to avoid disruption in medicines supply in the event of a no deal Brexit.

A scan for all seasons

FMD is going to require pharmacists to overhaul their scanning processes but there’s no need to panic just yet, says Matthew Chapman.

NPA ACTIVITY

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has some speakers lined up who will discuss a raft of issues from FMD and implications of Brexit to patient safety

Gearing up for FMD

Amid the Brexit chaos, our correspondent believes that community pharmacists need to focus on what they can control.

Withering's Wisdom - Savings time

Our correspondent wonders who at the DHSC is doing the maths when it comes to balancing investment against efficiency savings.

Brexit casts shadow over sector’s future

Pharmacists are feeling pessimistic about the future of community pharmacy in post-Brexit Britain, according to a survey

Wholesalers warn Brexit could cause medicines shortages

Wholesalers warn that Brexit could have serious consequences for the medicines supply chain

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