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RPS president responds to speculation about 'finding of fault'

Ash Soni admits to a 'cock up' over 'hub and spoke' dispensing at non-contract Suffolk pharmacy 

Boots plans to axe over 200 stores

Boots is targeting 200 loss-making pharmacies for closure but locations are yet to be confirmed.

Boots unveils new format flagship store

The new store in Covent Garden includes prescription collection lockers, express pick-up lanes, extra consultation areas and a redesigned beauty hall  

Well Pharmacy CEO to retire

Well Pharmacy CEO John Nuttall is to retire on September 30.

John Bell & Croyden offers health scanning service

The London pharmacy claims its new 3D scanning service can identify whether organs are functioning correctly.

Pharmacists think pharmacy has been slow to take up tech

A survey reveals 87% of pharmacists in the UK think pharmacy has been slow to take up new technologies.

Boots paper switch

Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.

No conclusive evidence of hub and spoke benefits in pharmacy

The NPA's Gareth Jones said its research on hub and spoke failed to provide evidence on cost, increased capacity or safety.

Pharma companies accused of breaking competition law

Four pharmaceutical companies have provisionally been found to have broken competition law.

Sigma’s Bharat Shah appointed CBE

Shah was appointed a CBE for services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.

Revenue up, profits down at Superdrug

Superdrug recorded nearly £1.3 billion in total revenue last year although it saw pre-tax profits drop to £88.3 million.

AAH strikes deal to be sole supplier for AstraZeneca

AAH has struck a deal with AstraZeneca to become the sole distributor of its products from July 1.

Lloyds increasing travel clinics

More LloydsPharmacy stores are to get travel clinics, parent company McKesson UK has announced.

Well steps up online

Well Pharmacy has launched a campaign to promote its prescriptions service which offers free delivery of NHS prescriptions.

Generics company has manufacturing licence restored

Generic medicines manufacturer Bristol Laboratories has had its good manufacturing practice (GMP) status restored, the company announced last week

Thornton & Ross acquires five brands from GSK

OTC medicine manufacturer Thornton & Ross has acquired five brands from GSK in a deal it hopes will drive growth in the pharmacy sector

Funding cuts see pharmacy sales drop

Government funding cuts and the growth of online dispensing led to mergers and acquisitions of community pharmacies dropping off by almost a quarter

NPA chair steps aside amid CMA allegations

Nitin Sodha is stepping aside immediately while the CMA investigates allegations of collusion against Lexon UK, a company of which he is a director

BREAKING: Boots comments on closure reports

Reports that over 200 Boots stores are being considered for closure over the next two years have not been confirmed by the multiple

New skin scanning service from Boots

The service consists of a consultation with a pharmacist, who will scan the customer’s skin using an imaging device and send the image to a dermatologist

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