Suzanne Elvidge has been a freelance writer since 2006, and has spent the last 25 years working in science journalism, publishing, and communications. She writes about pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare and medicine, and the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She has written for a variety of magazines and journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Life Science Leader, New Scientist, Start-Up and Chemistry & Industry, and has authored a number of industry reports and ebooks. She also blogs on a range of topics from PCR, through bioinformatics and big data, to interesting and quirky science facts, books and food, and tweets as @suzannewriter.
Community pharmacy sector needs to continue to provide evidence if it wants to influence commissioning boards, Pharmacy Show hears
Community pharmacists should do more to collect evidence of the sector’s worth to be granted representation on important boards that influence commissioning in the NHS.
The UK government will be able to require pharmaceutical companies to reduce the price of a generic medicine or to bring in other controls on a company’s unbranded medicine under a proposed bill to control drug prices.
Automated hub-and-spoke dispensing: technology set to transform the business model of community pharmacySubscription
A facility in Warrington is using automated assembly lines and robotics to prepare prescriptions for a handful of community pharmacies in the north of England. This new model of dispensing medicines challenges the traditional role of community pharmacies but could increase efficiences and reduce errors. It could also give pharmacists more time to deliver clinical services in the pharmacy setting.