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Covid vaccine will not 'invalidate' fast, says EPB member

EPB member professor Mahendra Patel has insisted the Covid vaccine is fine for people about to fast. 

Asthma drug shortens at-home recovery from Covid-19

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide shortens recovery time among Covid-19 patients being treated in the community, PRINCIPLE has shown. 

Pharmacy Magazine: In Conversation With - Raj Nutan

In this edition of the In Conversation With podcast we talk to Raj Nutan, head of Alphega Pharmacy, about the group’s Covid vaccination programme. Raj, who still practises as a pharmacist, also shares some of his feelings and experiences from being on the pharmacy frontline and pays tribute to independents for their role in the pandemic.

Free PPE provision extended to March 2022

The government is extending the provision of free Covid-19 PPE to health and social care providers until the end of March 2022.

Drug supply chains holding up post Brexit says DH

There has been a lower than expected level of disruption to the medicines supply chain since the end of the withdrawal period on January 1 says DHSC.

Improving Boots performance ‘a top priority’ for WBA

Boots UK parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said turning around the fortunes of the struggling multiple will be one of its “top priorities”. 

MHRA says benefits of AZ vaccine far outweigh the risks

Current data suggests that incidence of cerebral blood clots is around 4 per million first doses of the AZ vaccine.

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 1/4/21

In a special Easter edition of the Talking Pharmacy podcast it’s a Good Week for Covid tests from pharmacies, the Office of Health Promotion, antipsychotic prescribing and pharmacists’ willingness to give annual coronavirus jabs. Bad Week for the common registration assessment and Government transparency over PPE contracts. In the interview hotseat: Raj Nutan, head of Alphega Pharmacy.

Boots retail sales slump 18% ‘due to lockdown’

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Covid antiviral nasal spray available from Lloyds

A novel nasal spray available exclusively from LloydsPharmacy claims to irreversibly inactivate nearly 100 per cent of SARS-CoV-2 within one minute.

Two-thirds of pharmacies in Northern Ireland giving Covid jabs

Almost 350 community pharmacies are taking part in Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, health minister Robin Swann announced.

Growth of pharmacy flu jabs ‘far surpasses’ general practice

Community pharmacies have vaccinated over one million more patients against influenza in the 2020-21 flu season than in the previous year.

Covid lateral flow test service announced today

Contractors will be able to claim up to £450 for signing up to a new service involving the distribution of lateral flow tests to asymptomatic individuals.

Over 90% of pharmacists want yearly Covid jab service

Pharmacists want to lead on an annual service similar to flu jabs, but have concerns around capacity and policymakers' attitudes, new data shows.

Pharmacy Magazine: In Conversation With - Gareth Hughes

In the latest in our In Conversation With series of podcasts we talk to Gareth Hughes, superintendent pharmacist at the Sheppards Pharmacy group in South Wales. Gareth discusses how pharmacy in Wales pulled together over Covid, the bold vision for the sector's future outlined in Delivering a Healthier Wales and how independent prescribing is unlocking community pharmacists' clinical capability.

Two new preventative Covid trials get government funding

Trials will evaluate prophylactic treatments for Covid-19 in care homes and for the immunocompromised

GPhC commissions research on impact of Covid on trainees

The GPhC has commissioned Keele University researchers to look into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on trainees. 

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