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A Welsh National Assembly committee recommended NHS Wales to make better use of the expertise of pharmacists to deal with prescription drug dependence. In a report Titled ‘Prescription drug dependence and withdrawal – recognition and support’, the Petitions Committee has put forward ten recommendations to the Welsh government after examining a petition concerning dependence upon […]
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a class 2 medicines recall for three batches of Losartan tablets made by Accord Healthcare Limited, citing contamination with the nitrosamine N-nitroso-N-methylamino butyric acid (NMBA). The recall is part of the continued investigation into potential nitrosamine contamination of sartan containing drugs that mainly used for the […]
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People in Scotland could soon benefit from innovative digital health technologies as the grantees for a pioneering fund were announced today. The Healthier Lives Data Fund is a partnership between Nesta and the Scottish Government, which aims to support technologies that make data available and useful to citizens. It will provide grants of up to £30,000 […]
The first batch of 80 health professionals including pharmacists, mental health nurses, physiotherapists and advanced nurse practitioners are now part of the NHS Forth Valley’s new primary care and they will help GP’s to free up their time to deal with more complex cases. According to NHS Forth Valley, this new way of working is […]
A report published by experts from the Nuffield Trust, The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation says that the issues around staffing and workload are critical for the NHS in England. The report, which focuses on nursing and general practice, recommends maximising the opportunities for pharmacists, physiotherapists and support staff as they can take on […]
Health Minister Steve Brine has said that the parliament has been unable to consider the proposed legislation on dispensing errors as the government’s current focus is on Brexit. The minister’s statement came as a reply to a letter sent by Sir Kevin Barron, the chair of the All-Party Pharmacy Group, raising concerns about the delay to the […]
Perrigo, the manufacturers of the UK’s top-selling hay fever nasal spray, Beconase, have strengthened their portfolio with a UK brand revival of their ‘Beco’ range products. The company aim to equip pharmacists with a ‘total control’ approach towards hay fever: to “defend” against and provide “relief” from the symptoms. The Becodefence range, which was earlier […]
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Monday released new guidelines related to a no-deal Brexit scenario. Three of the guidelines published are on licensing of biological products such as biosimilars, managing orphan medicinal products and new provisions for homoeopathic medicinal products. According to the documents related to the licensing of biological products, the […]
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More than 300 community pharmacies in the North East London area will now get access to Health Information Exchange (HIE), that enables them to read and write onto the East London Patient Record (eLPR). The decision, which benefits a total of 320 pharmacies, was made at a meeting of the Health Information Exchange group in […]
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a recall for eight batches of Ozurdex 700 micrograms intravitreal implant in applicator (Dexamethasone). The company led-recall is taking place due to the possibility that a single loose silicone particle of approximately 300 microns in diameter may become detached. This is the second recall in a […]
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