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EPS Phase 4 pilot to include more patients

The pilot will see electronic prescriptions extended to patients who have not nominated a regular dispenser

Hancock: Pharmacists should support Brexit plan

Pharmacists should support May if they wish to avoid the patient safety implications of no deal, Hancock claimed

Brine: Axing head lice prescriptions will not cause epidemic

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine recently defended NHS England’s decision to reduce OTC prescriptions

New drug for eosinophilic oesophagitis

The company describes it as “the first globally licensed drug” approved for eosinophilic oesophagitis

Atrial fibrillation increases risk of dementia

Women with AF were 46 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those without the arrhythmia in a recent study

ACE inhibitors linked to lung cancer?

Using angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a study

Notifiable disease rates cause concern

Data from Public Health England (PHE) highlights the burden imposed by statutory notifiable diseases

AEDs increase stroke risk in AD

Compared with controls, Alzheimer's patients on AEDs were 37 per cent more likely to experience a stroke

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

Pharmacists linked to care homes as part of £3.5bn investment

Pharmacists and GPs are to be assigned to care homes in a measure Theresa May says will be "better for patients"

New standard on pharmacy/GP data sharing

A new professional standard sets out how community pharmacies and GP surgeries share clinical information

£11m boost for NI pharmacies a “sticking plaster” says body

The Department of Health (Northern Ireland) has announced additional community pharmacy funding of up to £11.1m

Two new flu vaccines for over-65s next year

The aTIV vaccine will continue to be recommended, along with two soon-to-be-licensed products, NHS England said

Aspirin may cut ovarian cancer risk

Aspirin may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer, reports JAMA Oncology

New flu jab close to approval

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently offered a positive opinion for Seqirus’s QIVc

LloydsPharmacy’s sore throat service launches across 600 stores

The multiple says it is aimed at alleviating GP pressures and addressing the growing issue of antibiotic resistance

GPhC: Public supports unannounced pharmacy inspections

There is a broad consensus among the public that moving to unannounced inspections will provide assurance pharmacies provide safe care

No-deal threat to medicines supply remains

Industry voices have welcomed the Brexit draft withdrawal plan but severe concerns remain 

PSNC: Pharmacists must figure in NHS workforce strategy

Give community pharmacies a greater role in relieving NHS workforce pressures, PSNC is urging

Warnings of funding threat to NI medicines supply

Suppliers and wholesalers have warned the DHNI that medicines supply will be affected

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