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Ask Your Pharmacist Week key a 'timely' reminder of CPCS

The NPA says Ask Your Pharmacist Week will remind the public about the community pharmacist consultation service.

Three companies accused of illegally hiking drug price by 1,800%

The CMA alleges Aspen agreed to pay Amilco and Tiofarma to stay out of the UK market for Addison’s Disease medicine.

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.

PSNC: ‘Transitional payments’ linked to item numbers

The monthly ‘transitional payments’ are being made to help community pharmacies prepare for a more services-based role.

Contractor fraud costing NHS England £111m annually

Pharmaceutical contractor fraud could be costing the NHS in England around £111m each year, according to an NHS England report.

Two pharma companies admit to illegal collusion over nortriptyline

Two companies involved in an investigation into the supply of nortriptyline have confessed to illegal collusion.

PillBox Chemists walking the walk...

Independent family-owned group PillBox Chemists is walking the walk for charity this weekend, raising money for cancer research

Reusable inhalers ‘could reduce NHS carbon footprint’

The newly launched reusable Respimat inhalers can be used with up to six refill cartridges.

Twenty-fold rise in prescription penalties being overturned

The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) that are overturned has risen almost twenty-fold in the past five years.

PSNC: “Urgent negotiations” on funding distribution ongoing

“Urgent negotiations” are taking place between the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the Government.

Boots trials in-store GP video service

Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.

Boots introduces electric vehicles to delivery fleet

Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.

Phoenix opens hub and spoke facility

The new dispensing facility will eventually assemble around 16 million repeat prescriptions a year for the Rowlands group.

CPS wants per-consultation minor ailments payment

CPS wants the new MAS to move away from the current model to a more "activity-based" one.

Raine replaces Hudson at MHRA

Dr June Raine is taking over Ian Hudson as interim chief executive of the MHRA pending a permanent appointment.

Give pharmacies same business rate support as GPs, says Lloyds chief

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company has hit out at government business rates.

Drug firm coughs up £8m to competition watchdog in UK first

A pharmaceutical company has offered to pay the NHS £8m following an investigation into suspected collusion.

Register with MYS to claim PQS payments, says PSNC

Community pharmacy contractors in England are being told by PSNC that they need to register for the MYS application.

‘Doubling’ rent cost leads to LloydsPharmacy branch closing

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company criticises the doubling of rent on one of its branches.

Select Committee highlights risks of disruption from no deal Brexit

A disorderly no deal would disrupt the UK’s chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains overnight.

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