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MHRA recalls 44 batches of irbesartan due to chemical substance

MHRA issues recall as a precautionary measure after excessive levels of AZBT detected.

Obesity rates in children at highest level since records began

In England 27.7 per cent of reception-aged children and 40.9 per cent of year six children were obese or overweight

CCG urges people to return unused antibiotics to pharmacies

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG makes its plea ahead of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

Covid booster campaign extended to 40 to 49 year-olds

Second jab to be offered to those aged 16 to 17 years

Retailers told to recall batches of cold and flu capsules

The packaging and information leaflet in some batches has a dosage error.

OTC company calls for national sleep-related health strategy

Perrigo wants sleep health embedded in all aspects of public health policy in England.

Over 92 pc of adults in England test positive for Covid antibodies

Over 90 per cent also returned positive antibody results in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Tory MP: We need to tell public when to visit pharmacies

We need "better communication" on what symptoms can be seen in pharmacy says Simon Fell MP.

Safe to deliver Covid and flu jabs together, study shows

No safety issues and immune response preserved, DHSC funded study shows.

OHID has mission to level up health disparities

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is one of two bodies taking over roles of Public Health England

Bedfordshire Numark pharmacies deliver 68,500 Covid vaccinations

Numark pharmacies worked with six GP surgeries to administer Covid vaccinations in Flitwick

Drop in STI diagnoses down to disruption from Covid pandemic

Less STI testing saw the number of diagnoses fall by 32 per cent between 2020 and 2019.

AZ boss warns against rushing into Covid booster programme

Soirot questions wisdom of giving booster jab without real world evidence of need

All 16 and 17 year olds to be offered Covid vaccination by August 23

The DHSC has said over 800 GP-led sites will offer vaccines to youngsters.

Drug deaths in Scotland hits highest number since records began

The Scottish government said 1,339 people died from drug misuse in 2020.

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.

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

NICE calls on commissioners to promote pharmacy services

Local health commissioners should consider promoting community pharmacies as a first port of call for health and wellbeing, NICE has said. 

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

'We are guinea pigs' - pharmacists' COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

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