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Preregistration training for pharmacists in Wales is being transformed into an integrated community and hospital scheme, health secretary Vaughan Gething announced on 20 February 2017.
Pharmacists in New Zealand will soon be able to dispense certain types of oral contraceptive to women without a prescription.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an injectable biologic, brodalumab (Siliq), for psoriasis in adults that comes with a warning about the risk of suicide.
UK health minister David Mowat says that the Murray review into the provision of community pharmacy services will “direct” government policy.
The UK government has confirmed that Brexit will not put a stop to its plans to implement the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive, Martin Sawer, executive director of the Healthcare Distribution Association, told delegates at the Sigma conference in Rio de Janeiro on 14 February 2017.
Pharmacists in Pakistan protesting about new government regulations were caught up in what is thought to be a suicide bomb attack in Lahore on 13 February 2017, which claimed at least 13 lives and saw scores of others injured.
NHS clinicians will not have to declare their income from private practice following a change of heart by NHS England.
A community pharmacy working group has launched a website containing information to help community pharmacists prepare for the introduction of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).
The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA), a charity of cancer specialist pharmacists, has backed the use of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (MABs) as part of cancer treatment.
E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy are less toxic and safer if used instead of conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told manufacturers of over-the-counter antiseptic products that contain chlorhexidine gluconate to add warning labels to their products about the possibility of a serious but rare allergic reaction.
Hospitals in England will have to check overseas patients’ and migrants’ entitlement to free non-urgent NHS care from April 2017 when new regulations are due to be introduced, the Department of Health has announced. On ...
European bodies representing pharmacists, drug manufacturers and distributors have issued recommendations on how data on medicines shortages could be better used to mitigate the impact on patients.
Artemether-lumefantrine, the most widely used antimalaria treatment in Africa and the one recommended for treating imported cases of the disease in the UK, is starting to fail, experts have warned.
Pharmacy Voice, the lobbying group and trade association that represents community pharmacy in England, has revealed that it will disband following the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) decision to leave.
Governments and pharmacy organisations should introduce national medicines information strategies to improve the safe and effective use of medicines, according to a report by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
The US president has told pharmaceutical company executives that they must reduce drug prices in the United States, but promised them he will streamline US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) processes to speed up new drug approvals.
A drug to treat people with rheumatoid arthritis is now being recommended for use across the EU – four years after the same product was refused a licence because of safety concerns.
The gap is widening between preregistration pharmacist trainees who are satisfied with their preregistration training and those who are not, according to a report published for the General Pharmaceutical Council on 26 January 2017.
The hormonal contraceptive Valette (dienogest/ethinylestradiol; Bayer) can continue to be used to treat women with moderate acne, following a safety review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
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