Community pharmacists have been warned that fraudsters claiming to be from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) investigations team are targeting pharmacists and attempting to steal their bank details.
A strain of Escherichia coli with immunity to last-resort antibiotics can be destroyed with a novel combination of three existing drugs, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo, New York.
The Royal Society for Public Health has published an online register of pharmacies who have achieved level 1 status as a Healthy Living Pharmacy.
US drug manufacturer Mylan has agreed a US$465m settlement with the US Department of Justice in response to allegations that it overcharged the healthcare programme Medicaid for its anaphylaxis treatment EpiPen (epinephrine).
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that there are no plans to give pharmacy technicians power to supervise a community pharmacy.
The Scottish Government has published a nine-point plan that promises to “transform” both pharmacy and primary care in Scotland.
A pilot study has found that medicines optimisation by community pharmacists has the potential to save clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) thousands of pounds.
Shorter courses and ‘just-in-case’ prescriptions cut the risk of complications as well as reducing exposure to antibiotics while still producing good outcomes, researchers find.
Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor is the first online service to be passed as providing safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services in accordance with the relevant regulations in the latest round of inspections of online providers of primary care, carried out by the Care Quality Commission.
All babies born in the UK from 1 August 2017 will be vaccinated against hepatitis B virus, health officials have announced.
The British Society of Rheumatology has published the first UK clinical guidelines for adults with primary Sjögren’s syndrome
A rise in non-medical prescribers warrants their involvement in antimicrobial stewardship efforts, researchers conclude.
A new adhesive inspired by slug mucus has been found to be effective in wet and dynamic biological environments.
Stopping statin therapy after ischaemic stroke should be discouraged to avoid increased risk of another stroke.
Acute side effects are common in studies of patients who have received ketamine for depression and more research is needed into long-term outcomes, researchers find.
Researchers argue that alternative dosing strategies for obese patients, in particular children, should be rigorously trialled.
Patients treated with prednisolone are likely to benefit from receiving the osteoporosis treatment alendronate, but further research is needed.
Researchers find that idarucizumab effectively counteracts the workings of anticoagulant dabigatran in emergency situations.
Researchers found that exposure to the antibiotic cefoperazone resulted in gut microbial imbalances in the mother that were transmitted to their offspring.