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Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

Birmingham pharmacist jailed for drug trafficking

Sarfraz Hussain gets 28 months after MHRA investigation.

Deadline for CBD companies to keep products on shelves

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is giving the CBD industry a deadline of March 31 2021 to apply to keep ther products on shelves.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

PSNC 'very close' to agreeing funding for next year

Simon Dukes has provided an update on progress on the first annual contract review, with six weeks to go to the new financial year.

AIM: IR35 tax rules could force pharmacies to close

Plans to change the tax rules for UK contract workers could have “far-reaching consequences” for community pharmacies.

BGMA chief defends generics price concession system

Warwick Smith, the director general of the British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA), has defended his member companies.

Cutting costs leads to profit boost for Lloyds parent company

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson saw a 16 per cent profit rise in its European division in the most recent financial quarter.

Pharmacy2U application for 7m dispensing site refused by NHS

The NHS refuses Pharmacy2U’s application to have a new dispensing facility in Leicester included on the pharmaceutical list.

Changes to Avicenna leadership team

Pharmacy support group Avicenna has announced changes to its leadership team.

Lloyds to charge £25 for new health check service

LloydsPharmacy has launched a new private health check service that includes a blood pressure and BMI check.

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.

New FP10 forms circulated to prevent penalty charges

NHSBSA has begun issuing new prescription forms and tokens to make it easier to check patients' exemption status.

PSNC pushing for further investment

PSNC will not wait for annual review to put case for further investment.

Boots pharmacists secure 7.6% pay increase

The pay rise, which starts next month, will see pharmacists earn £36,600 based on a 40-hour week.

Two of three accused companies admit price collusion

Two of three accused drug companies admit their part in an alleged anti-competitive agreement.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Boris Johnson pays a visit to local pharmacy

Prime minister Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his local constituency last Friday.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

Alliance Healthcare launches new online ordering service

Wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has launched a new digital service to help customers order products online.

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