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The government has opened a consultation on proposals which would extend the legal defence offered to community pharmacists against prosecution for an inadvertent dispensing error to pharmacists working in hospitals. The consultation, which runs until September 11, comes in the wake of calls from the pharmacy profession for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in hospitals to […]
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recalled batches of children’s blackcurrant cough syrup from eight own-brand products after safety concerns were raised. The regulator urged people to check their bottle of syrup after a problem with one of the ingredients in the medicine was identified. The MHRA said the issue could “allow mould […]
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced its second wave of price concessions for June – 19 days into the month. It follows the DHSC’s announcement of the first batch of concessions on June 15. The latest concessions are below. Drug Pack size Price Concession Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £9.95 Amisulpride 50mg […]
Apprenticeships are a key component of our profession’s drive to attract new talent, providing an accessible entry point and attracting those who might not have considered a career in the pharmacy industry in the past. Today an apprenticeship is simply defined as a job with training but is only recognised as being a formal apprenticeship […]
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The popular yogurt drinks brand from Danone has reformulated its whole 0% range, replacing it nationwide now with no added sugar. The launch will include much loved varieties; Strawberry, Raspberry and Original as well as expanding the range by adding Multfruit, one of the biggest selling flavours of the of entire Actimel portfolio. Commenting on […]
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Sigma Pharmaceuticals are pleased to announce the launch of Rxfarma’s Rosuvastatin f/c tablets to their own brand range of generic medicines. Through receiving constant feedback from pharmacy contractors, Rxfarma have been able to use the strength of colours within its design, so that pharmacists and dispensing staff can easily identify the product and strength variations […]
Care is the number one brand sold into UK pharmacy and has over 75 tried and trusted everyday remedies for all the family. Care can offer the elderly relief from common winter aliments, including dry skin, coughs and colds, and constipation and diarrhoea with these four products from its extensive range: Care Decongestant Oral Liquid, […]
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Alliance Healthcare UK’s online ordering platform, Alliance Healthcare Direct, has introduced a welcomed new feature – 10-minute stock updates. Accurate and reliable stock availability information is vital to customers’ business success, and Alliance Healthcare Direct now includes quick access in its offering. The improved functionality of the feature increases the stock updates from every 30 […]
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The English Pharmacy Board chair Sandra Gidley has insisted her organisation will write to the health secretary Jeremy Hunt to ensure pharmacy is at the forefront of government thinking when they decide where to spend an increase of £20 billion in NHS funding within five years. Theresa May’s pledge to raise spending by 2023-24 ahead […]
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the first wave of price concessions for this month. The list, announced on June 15, is below. Drug Pack size Price Concession Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £14.98 Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £2.86 Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £1.50 Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £1.50 Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 […]