Pharmaceutical Journal – News & analysis
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed its sadness at the death of Joy Wingfield, honorary professor of Pharmacy Law and Ethics at the University of Nottingham.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 4:10 pm
More than half of patients with asthma in the UK are “potentially overusing” short-acting β2-agonists, according to research.
Posted: February 18, 2021, 5:10 pm
Pharmacy negotiators have discussed proposals to take “a patient registration-based approach” to the community pharmacy contractual framework.
Posted: February 18, 2021, 5:07 pm
A new type of drug that targets chemotherapy directly to cancer cells reduces the risk of death from the most common type of bladder cancer by 30%, a phase III trial in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested.
Posted: February 18, 2021, 3:30 pm
The UK’s first postal inhaler recycling scheme has been launched by pharmaceutical company Chiesi to support a more sustainable way of living for people with respiratory illnesses.
Posted: February 17, 2021, 2:34 pm
Community pharmacies able to administer up to 400 COVID-19 vaccines per week can now apply to become designated vaccination sites, NHS England has said.
Posted: February 17, 2021, 12:13 pm
Around half of Wales’ community pharmacies have expressed interest to health boards in providing COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the national programme.
Posted: February 16, 2021, 3:19 pm
The General Pharmaceutical Council has said most candidates living in countries with a two-hour or more time difference from the UK will be able to apply to sit the registration assessment at home.
Posted: February 16, 2021, 12:05 pm
Researchers around the world are working at record speed to find the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19, from investigating the possibility of repurposing existing drugs to searching for novel therapies against the virus.
Posted: February 15, 2021, 4:51 pm
Pharmacies estimated to receive one referral per month through hospital-to-pharmacy referral service
Community pharmacies will receive an estimated 12 referrals from the Discharge Medicines Service per year.
Posted: February 15, 2021, 3:27 pm
Consultations on the reclassification of two progestogen-only contraceptive pills from prescription-only to pharmacy medicines have been launched.
Posted: February 15, 2021, 12:22 pm
The type 2 diabetes mellitus drug semaglutide is effective for weight loss in non-diabetic overweight or obese adults, when taken alongside a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, researchers have found.
Posted: February 15, 2021, 12:04 pm
The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.
Posted: February 15, 2021, 11:25 am
Some 180 women were prescribed valproate, a medicine used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, during their pregnancy within a 2.5 year interval, NHS data has revealed.
Posted: February 12, 2021, 3:47 pm
Risk of mortality drops in COVID-19 patients given anticoagulation within a day of hospital admission, research finds
Starting COVID-19 patients on prophylactic anticoagulation within 24 hours of being admitted to hospital has been linked to a reduced risk of mortality.
Posted: February 12, 2021, 1:58 pm
Regulator looking at ‘flexibility’ that would allow overseas candidates to sit registration assessment
The General Pharmaceutical Council has said it is “double, treble, quadruple-checking” for any “flexibility” that would allow all overseas candidates to sit the March 2021 registration assessment exam in their countries of residence.
Posted: February 11, 2021, 2:53 pm
Community pharmacies should be reimbursed for their additional costs during the COVID-19 pandemic “as soon as possible”, the prime minister has told The Pharmaceutical Journal.
Posted: February 11, 2021, 12:29 pm
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee is in talks with the government over potential plans to distribute COVID-19 treatments in primary care.
Posted: February 10, 2021, 3:25 pm
The government implied wholesalers had more personal protective equipment in stock than was the case during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Healthcare Distribution Association has said.
Posted: February 10, 2021, 12:17 pm
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association have called for all overseas candidates to sit the March 2021 registration assessment in their home countries.
Posted: February 9, 2021, 4:42 pm