People & Business

Generics firms accused of anti-competitive hydrocortisone deal

The CMA has provisionally found that two companies had an illegal anti-competitive agreement on the drug

Boots chickenpox service rolled out to 294 stores

Boots UK has extended its private chickenpox vaccination service to 294 stores, up from 30 when it began last year

Up to 350 Boots head office roles at risk in savings drive

The company seeking to cut between 300 and 350 roles at its Nottingham HQ as part of a savings programme

Exclusive interview with Mark Livingstone, CEO, Pharmacy2U

Pharmacy2U has long been the bête noire of the sector, yet the business has ambitious plans. Interview with Mark Livingstone

“New central dispensing model” behind sale of 70 Rowlands branches

Affected staff will be “fully informed and supported” throughout the process, the company has said

NAO to investigate healthcare penalty charges

The National Audit Office is to investigate penalty charge notices in healthcare

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

Pharmacists are advised that despite early glitches most medicine packs with FMD safety features may be dispensed

Cuts continue to impact LloydsPharmacy’s performance in Q3

Market growth in the European division as a whole was “partially offset” by poor UK performance

Pharmacies “must work towards” FMD by February 9

Regulators are expected to be “pragmatic” about enforcement, according to the FMD Working Group 

Claims Boots-Microsoft deal will reduce health sector pressures

A new seven-year deal signed will see the two companies launch a number of joint enterprises

Pharmacies get creative to combat pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action’s inaugural Turn it Purple Pharmacy of the Year Award saw a flurry of activity

It's time to nominate for the RoE Awards 2019!

Do you have a member of your support team you want to put forward for outstanding work? Then nominate now

Boots union ballot approaches

Both the PDAU and Boots have been lobbying the 7,000-strong bargaining unit in the run up to the postal vote

Boots seeks to crack digital healthcare with acquisition

Boots has acquired a digital health company in a move that will link customers to their GP records

UK drug shortages hit WBA sales

Boots UK parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a massive savings drive following disappointing results

GSK and Pfizer to merge consumer health businesses

GSK and Pfizer are to combine their consumer health businesses into a single entity with combined global sales of £9.8bn

High Court refuses P2U's demand for NPA members' contact details

Pharmacy2U has failed in a legal bid to obtain the contact details of every NPA member following a ruling in the High Court

Drug Tariff distribution changes

NHS England is to stop automatically sending monthly printed copies to community pharmacies after January

Reports of first FMD-compliant pharmacy

Market Pharmacy in Bolton is the first UK community pharmacy to become fully compliant, the NPA claims

LloydsPharmacy parent company rebrands as McKesson UK

The company’s customer-facing brands such as AAH and LloydsPharmacy will continue to trade under their existing names

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