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COVID-19: Breakneck pace in drug and vaccine pipeline

John Cahill of PharmaLex Ireland looks at the pipeline for candidates being developed in the fight against COVID-19.

Urgent call for COVID-19 testing for pharmacy staff

People working in pharmacies urgently need access to testing, the sector negotiator in Northern Ireland has said.

Paracetamol subject to export ban for the first time

The DHSC has added a further 82 lines to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

COVID-19: Pharmacies given more say on opening hours

Community pharmacies have greater flexibility to decide the hours they are open to the public under new SOPs.

Lloyds cuts opening hours to meet prescription demand

LloydsPharmacy announces new opening hours for its 1,5000 UK pharmacies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

DH not yet planning to release pandemic stockpile

There are no plans to release medicines from the DHSC's reduced Essential Medicines Buffer Stockpile.

RPS “shocked” at lack of recognition for pharmacy teams over COVID-19 response

EPB chair Claire Anderson tells Matt Hancock pharmacy teams are going “above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID crisis: Wales announces flexible opening hours

Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething has said that pharmacies in Wales can amend opening hours to manage demand.

COVID-19 medicines delivery service imminent

The government says it will work with pharmacies to deliver prescriptions to 1.5 million "extremely vulnerable" patients.

COVID-19 crisis: Medicines can be collected in absence of RP

In highly challenging circumstances health professionals may need to depart from established procedures, say regulators.

CMA sets up Covid-19 taskforce to stop price rises

The Competition and Markets Authority has set up a taskforce to crack down on retailers increasing the price of goods.

In your words: Pharmacy on the frontline

Pharmacy teams are tired yet determined after their first full week on the pandemic frontline.

Pharmacy teams named as ‘key workers’ after backlash

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff members are to be explicitly named on the Government's list of ‘key workers’.

Next day delivery for COVID-19 pharmacy warnings

We have created a poster to advise your customers of key Covid-19 messages when they arrive at your pharmacy.

COVID-19: URGENT TOTE APPEAL

Please ensure your pharmacy returns all wholesaler totes to distribution centres on every delivery.

Advice on breaking down bulk paracetamol for retail sale

The NPA sets out labelling and other requirements for breaking down bulk packs.

GPhC begins calling up retired pharmacists to tackle COVID-19

Those who have left the register in the past three years to be contacted.

Jhoots forced to apologise over increased prices

Jhoots has been forced into an embarrassing apology after selling products such as paracetamol at increased prices.

Exclusive: Locums told to triple rates during COVID-19 crisis

An email that has apparently been sent to a number of locum pharmacists in England advises them to increase their rates of pay.

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