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Basic asthma care still falling short

Two-thirds of people are still not receiving the basic care they need to manage their asthma, says Asthma UK

SCR being used by half of pharmacies in England

Half of community pharmacies in England are now using the Summary Care Record, says NHS Digital

MHRA’s festive facts about fake medicines

A novel online advent calendar reveals a fact about counterfeit medicines each day until Christmas

Drug Alert: Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewable Tablets

Teva UK Limited is recalling batches of Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewable Tablets

Pharmacy open access journal launches

The University of Huddersfield has launched BJPharm - an online open access pharmacy research journal

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

Pharmacy still underused for self care advice

Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week

Sore throat test for pharmacies gets mixed reaction

NHSE announces a new walk-in “sore throat test and treat” pharmacy service as one of eight health innovations to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

Pharmacy detects patients at risk of diabetes complications

A pharmacy pilot study has found abnormally high blood glucose levels in one in three people at high risk of diabetes complications

Class 3 Drug Alert: Hydrocortisone 100mg/1ml Solution

Action within 5 days: Hydrocortisone 100mg/1ml Solution for Injection - solution in some ampoules has a yellowish appearance

Gene testing first for patients on warfarin

Genotyping is being used to prescribe individualised dosages for patients receiving warfarin for the first time

RPS launches LTC campaign

The RPS has launched a new campaign to improve the care of people with long term conditions through the better use of pharmacists.

Diabetes Professional Care 2016

Pharmacy Magazine is the official media partner of this year’s Diabetes Professional Care conference and exhibition

Cheshire & Merseyside get behind HLPs

The healthy living pharmacy concept has received a major boost in Cheshire and Merseyside

Class 2 Drug Alert: Nacrez (Desogestrel)

Action within 48 hours: Nacrez 75 microgram Film-coated Tablets (Desogestrel) PL 00289/1706

Fewer people quit smoking with help of pharmacists

The number of people who quit smoking with support from pharmacists continues to decline

Class 2 Drug Alert: GlucaGen HypoKit

Action within 48 hours: Novo Nordisk Ltd. is recalling seven batches of GlucaGen HypoKit

Medical Device Alert: Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump

A risk of over- or under-infusion of insulin has been identified with Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system

Community pharmacy shares its 'Forward View'

Pharmacy Voice and PSNC have published their shared vision for the community pharmacy of the future

New Alphega Pharmacy initiative tackles child obesity

A new pharmacy pilot scheme is launching in October to support families to choose healthier lifestyles

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