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Telephone fraud

Fraudsters target pharmacists in bid to steal bank details

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.

Drug-resistant E Coli

Triple-drug cocktail could conquer E coli 'superbug'

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.

Leyla Hannbeck, chief pharmacist at the National Pharmacy Association

Database of level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacies published

The Royal Society for Public Health has published an online register of pharmacies who have achieved level 1 status as a Healthy Living Pharmacy.

Epipen auto injector

Mylan to pay $465m in settlement over EpiPen

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

'No plans' to allow technicians to supervise pharmacies, Hunt says

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that there are no plans to give pharmacy technicians power to supervise a community pharmacy.

Rosie Marie Parr Scottish chief pharmaceutical officer

New pharmacy strategy published in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a nine-point plan that promises to “transform” both pharmacy and primary care in Scotland.

Pharmacist choosing medicine in front of a dispensing cabinet

Community pharmacy medicines optimisation boosts cost savings

A pilot study has found that medicines optimisation by community pharmacists has the potential to save clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) thousands of pounds.

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Delayed antibiotics have similar benefits to those taken straight away, according to UK study

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.

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Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor is first to pass CQC inspection across all categories of care

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.

Baby receives vaccination

All babies to receive hepatitis B vaccination

All babies born in the UK from 1 August 2017 will be vaccinated against hepatitis B virus, health officials have announced.

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UK gets first Sjögren's syndrome guidelines

The British Society of Rheumatology has published the first UK clinical guidelines for adults with primary Sjögren’s syndrome

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Non-medical prescribers are a key group in antimicrobial stewardship effortsSubscription

A rise in non-medical prescribers warrants their involvement in antimicrobial stewardship efforts, researchers conclude.

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Slug mucus inspires tough adhesives for repair of biological tissuesSubscription

A new adhesive inspired by slug mucus has been found to be effective in wet and dynamic biological environments.

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Discontinuing statins after stroke increases risk of anotherSubscription

Stopping statin therapy after ischaemic stroke should be discouraged to avoid increased risk of another stroke.

Hospital staff holding ketamine ampoule

Lack of evidence over ketamine’s long-term safetySubscription

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.

Profile of obese man's stomach

Bodyweight-based growth hormone dosing excessive for obese patientsSubscription

Researchers argue that alternative dosing strategies for obese patients, in particular children, should be rigorously trialled.

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Alendronate might help protect against hip fracturesSubscription

Patients treated with prednisolone are likely to benefit from receiving the osteoporosis treatment alendronate, but further research is needed.

3D structure of the anticoagulant, dabigatran

Idarucizumab rapidly reverses dabigatran anticoagulationSubscription

Researchers find that idarucizumab effectively counteracts the workings of anticoagulant dabigatran in emergency situations.

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Antibiotics in late pregnancy linked to inflammatory bowel diseaseSubscription

Researchers found that exposure to the antibiotic cefoperazone resulted in gut microbial imbalances in the mother that were transmitted to their offspring.

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Special report

Eliminating hepatitis

Friday 28 July marks the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Hepatitis Day — an opportunity "to add momentum to all efforts to all efforts to implement the WHO's global health sector strategy on hepatitis for 2016–2021 and help countries achieve the final goal — to eliminate hepatitis." Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's on tackling this group of diseases.

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