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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pharmacies ‘will get flu vaccines at same time as GPs’

Community pharmacies will receive additional supplies of flu vaccine from the start of November along with general practices, the PSNC has stressed.

UK drug deaths highest since records began says ONS

The number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales last year climbed to the highest levels since records started in 1993.

MHRA recalls batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets.

Pharmacy Brexit forum airs supply chain worries

At a recent meeting of the PSNC's Brexit forum the focus was on medicines supply and the risk that doctors may issue extended prescriptions.

300k people use diabetes risk checker tool

Some 291,325 people used the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online since the end of July.

Well highlights pharmacy's role in Stoptober

Well Pharmacy is reminding people how their local community pharmacy can help them quit smoking this Stoptober.

RPS: Act now to stop fake medicines flooding the UK

The RPS warns Matt Hancock that the UK supply chain will be exposed to counterfeit medicines without safety measures.

Elevated INR seen in patients on anticoagulants during pandemic

MHRA warns that acute illness may exaggerate effect of warfarin tablets and necessitate dose reduction.

Pharmacy bodies urge Churchill to address test & trace concerns

Pharmacy bodies contact Jo Churchill about a glitch with test and trace that could force a pharmacy to close for two weeks.

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

Nabumetone 500mg tablets stock now available says PSNC

The PSNC has said stock for Nabumetone 500mg tablets is now available.

GPhC to look at concerns over hormone scripts to pharmacies

The GPhC will look into concerns that an online clinic is offering to send hormone medication prescriptions to pharmacies.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Lorazepam in extremely limited supply until December

Lorazepam will be in limited supply until December, the PSNC has warned.

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