OTC Medicines

8 results found for: OTC medicines

CCA and AIM run audit to probe non-supply of OTC meds

CCA and AIM want community pharmacies to take part in an audit on the non-supply of OTC medicines to patients seeking self-care.

Wales backs away from OTC prescribing restrictions

The restrictions on prescribing OTC medicines for certain confitions that were introduced in England in March 2018, will not be introduced in Wales

Consumers don’t appreciate risks with OTC medicines

Patients believe non-prescription medicines are too weak to cause any real harm and can overdose, US research finds

Which? exposes pharmacy OTC failings – again

Pharmacies visited in the latest undercover investigation by Which? did not give vital safety warnings about OTC medicines

Watching briefs: Eye health

All the latest product news and information rounded up in pharmacy's eye health category

NHS England wants extensive prescribing blacklist

The national commissioning body wants to see the end of prescribing of over 3,000 treatments for common conditions

GSK identifies £80m OTC opportunity for pharmacy

The consumer healthcare giant is investing over £60 million behind brands such as Voltarol, Nurses and Corsodyl

Time to up our game with OTC medicines

By Richard Thomas, Pharmacy Magazine editor. One of the consequences of the funding cut – 6 per cent now, probably more to come – is that it might cause pharmacies to refocus on the OTC side of their businesses in order to maximise much needed revenues. Most pharmacies have an approximately 90:10 split between their NHS and OTC turnover. Might this now change? However, if the sector is to make a concerted effort to ‘own’ the self-care and wellness agenda, pharmacy teams will have to do a better job in terms of improving the quality and consistency of advice given when OTC medicines are sold. The sector has a mixed record here, if the various Which? reports of recent years are any indication.

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