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Medicine Shortages

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Pharmacists urged to respond to drug shortages survey

Pharmacists have one day left to respond to a study on the impact of medicines shortages on pharmacies.

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

Use of drug shortage protocols rising rapidly, FOI data reveals

Exclusive: The use of SSPs is rising rapidly according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act. 

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

NI 'faces drug shortages under Brexit protocol'

The NPA warns Michael Gove that Northern Ireland could face drug shortages if it continues complying with EU regulations.

Drug companies ‘in constant emergency’ due to Brexit uncertainty

A representative for UK drug manufacturers has told MPs that Brexit negotiators must reach a deal to prevent supply chain chaos. 

Brexit drug stockpiles running out due to Covid-19

Medicines stockpiled by in preparation for a no deal Brexit are running out due to the pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry has warned.

Salazopyrin out of stock until June 1

Salazopyrin (sulfasalazine) 500mg suppositories are out of stock until the week beginning June 1.

Paracetamol hit by coronavirus price hikes

Pharmacy contractors are reporting that wholesaler prices for paracetamol have risen substantially in recent weeks.

BGMA chief defends generics price concession system

BGMA director general Warwick Smith has defended the concessionary drug price system.

Two HRT products back in stock on Friday

Evorel's manufacturer said two of the products in the HRT range will be available in pharmacies from February 14.  

Pharmacies across Europe hit by drug shortages

Community pharmacies in 24 countries in Europe experienced medicines shortages last year, according to a PGEU report.

Interview: Mike Hewitson

Local politics is just as dysfunctional as pharmacy politics, says former NPA board member Mike Hewitson.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

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.

Merck seeks to tackle drug shortages using tech

Drugs manufacturer Merck is to pilot-test a new system using analytics and machine learning in an attempt to tackle shortages.

Pharmacies making "invalid" SSP claims, PSNC warns

"A number of pharmacies" are making incorrectly endorsed claims for medicines dispensed through the shortage protocols.

Pharmacists to switch fluoxetine strengths as first SSP introduced

Pharmacists have been granted powers to dispense an “alternative strength or pharmaceutical form” of fluoxetine.

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

Gabitril shortages to last until end of October

Teva has warned that shortages of the epilepsy drug will last a month long longer than previously expected.

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