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MHRA shuts down more 'bogus' Covid sites

The MHRA is continuing to crack down on websites and social media accounts selling fake or unlicensed Covid-19 health products. 

Returned medicines 'could put staff at Covid-19 risk'

The NPA says pharmacists should consider the safety of pharmacy teams when deciding whether to accept unwanted medicines.

Contractors make urgent plea to chancellor on wholesale bills

Community pharmacy contractors warn the government they need urgent funding to pay their wholesaler bills.

DH not yet planning to release pandemic stockpile

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

Well: We won’t profiteer from COVID-19

Well Pharmacy has said it is seeking to avoid patients having to pay higher prices during the coronavirus epidemic.

Evidence lacking for hub & spoke says NPA

There is little existing evidence that hub and spoke saves money or improves patient safety, the NPA claimed.

Scotland’s drugs spend drops for first time in 10 years

Last year saw the first drop in spending on medicines in the community in Scotland in a decade.

Resupply dates pushed back for shortage drugs

PSNC has today issued resupply updates for five medicines that have been affected by shortages in recent months.

UK leads Europe in early clinical research, but faces challenges …

The UK leads on early stage clinical trials but falls behind Germany and the US when it comes to later-stage research.

Exclusive: Pharmacists aren’t stockpiling, says NHS England

An FOI reveals there has been just one investigation into suspected stockpiling of medicines by pharmacies since January.

MP highlights Pharmacy Magazine shortages campaign

Labour MP Holly Lynch urged the pharmacy minister to “get a grip” on the problem of medicine shortages in a parliamentary debate this week.

PDA asks chancellor for pharmacy medication service funding

The PDA asks Sajid Javid for funding to allow pharmacists to have more detailed talks with patients about their medicines.

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Status epilepticus: why rapid, aggressive treatment is essential

In contrast to typical epilepsy seizures, untreated SE can last an hour or more, increasing the risk of serious complications

DHSC lays down the law on reporting medicines shortages

Medicines manufacturers are expected to be fully accountable for their supply chain to the UK market

Judicial review threats for serious shortage protocols

A campaigning group is demanding the DHSC repeals SSP regulations and holds a full 12-week consultation

NPA view: Medicines costs having “critical” impact

Many NPA members are paying out more in bills to wholesalers than they are being reimbursed by the NHS

Support the WHO safety campaign

Pharmacists must engage with the WHO’s global medication safety campaign, says NHS Improvement

Opinion: Supply and demands in the dispensary

By Alexander Humphries* Recently one morning, I found myself at the pharmacy counter helping a customer. She made some throwaway comment about everything getting more difficult because of Brexit. The next thing I know, the customer two back in the queue pipes up that “it was about time too”. I watched her blood pressure rise as she began a polemic against every “foreign influence” on the country and society. This was really uncomfortable to watch because the poor lady I was serving really wasn’t launching into a political speech, rather simply making idle conversation.

ABPI consults on Code of Practice

Proposed changes include updates to the Code to better reflect the central role of digital, including online communication, and changes to certification arrangements

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