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Pharmacies partly to blame for quota crisis, wholesalers claim

Pharmacists with wholesale dealer licences may be partly to blame for the growing impact drug quotas are having on UK pharmacies, the head of the Healthcare Distribution Association has claimed.

Wholesaler drug quotas ‘worse during Covid’ says PSNC

PSNC is asking pharmacists to come forward with their experiences of drug quotas impacting their patients.

Fluoxetine 40mg capsule SSP issued with immediate effect

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 40mg capsules in light of ongoing supply chain disruption.

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.

Doctors urge Hancock to investigate HRT shortages

Medical organisations are urging health secretary Matt Hancock to investigate the cause of ongoing HRT shortages.

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.

Hewitson takes wholesalers to task on stock shortages and pricing

Former NPA board member Mike Hewitson has called on the government to tighten its regulation of pharmaceutical wholesalers.

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: Up to a fifth of drugs hit by shortages

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says a fifth of medicines have been affected by shortages in the past three months.

Generics company has manufacturing licence restored

Generic medicines manufacturer Bristol Laboratories has had its good manufacturing practice (GMP) status restored, the company announced last week

Legal challenge to shortage protocols collapses

The Good Law Project, a non-profit organisation that sought to obstruct the protocols, conceded defeat after its appeal was refused on Friday May 10

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

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

Stockpiling warnings: Fix the bigger problem

By Alexander Humphries* Whatever you think about Brexit, it is going to do nothing to improve the medicines supply chain. Every other business sector in the UK is being advised to make preparations for a no-deal situation, but in community pharmacy we have our hands tied behind our backs because we’ve been told not to stockpile. In fact, pharmacies should have been slowly building a buffer for a long time, because it is obvious our civil servants couldn’t organise a proverbial in a brewery. I’ve had not one, not two but three letters warning me that consequences will follow for anyone daring to disobey the teacher on this issue.

Keith Ridge: Pharmacists will be investigated for stockpiling

Pharmacists who stockpile medicines will be investigated, NHS England chief pharmaceutical officer has warned

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.

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Brexit dispensing protocols ‘not clear enough’

Clarification is needed on urgent legislation changes giving pharmacists new powers, pharmacy bodiues have said

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