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Category list : Prescription-only medicines

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  • Fifth pharmacist falls foul of regulator after BBC sting Subscription

    3 DEC 2014 10:16
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    A superintendent pharmacist has been suspended from practice for 12 months after his sales assistant was filmed selling amoxicillin and Viagra to an undercover reporter.

  • Reltebon prolonged release additional strengths Subscription

    26 NOV 2014 16:37

    Actavis has launched additional strengths of Reltebon (oxycodone hydrochloride) prolonged-release tablets. The product is now available in packs of 15mg x 56, £26.25, 30mg x 56, £52.50 and 60mg x 56, £105.00. These products are in addition to the existing Reltebon Prolonged-Release tablet range.   

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    Pipeline November 2014 Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 15:10 By Joanne McEntee

    The latest approvals and positive opinions from the European Medicines Agency.

  • Plegridy launch Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 11:55

    Biogen Idec is expecting to launch Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a) in the UK at the end of November 2014. Plegridy is indicated for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. It is a modified version of interferon beta 1a which is long-acting and so requires injection once every two weeks. List price for pack of two 125 μg injections, £654. 

  • Incruse Ellipta launch Subscription

    31 OCT 2014 11:27

    GlaxoSmithKline has launched Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) as a maintenance treatment option for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. List price, 30 x 55mcg inhalation, £27.50.

  • Oxytocin from Wockhardt Subscription

    8 OCT 2014 15:42

    Oxytocin concentrate for solution for infusion 10mg/ml will be available from Wockhardt from 1 November 2014. NHS list price: 5 ampoules, £4.55.

  • Another pharmacist struck off after BBC investigation Subscription

    30 SEP 2014 18:32

    A pharmacist’s claim that she believed a prescription existed when she supplied prescription-only medicines to a BBC undercover reporter has been dismissed as false.

  • UK is one of the leading countries in the world boosting the self-management of common conditions by reclassifying prescription medicines to non-prescription medicines

    UK is a leading country in self-managing medical conditions, research suggests Subscription

    25 SEP 2014 14:06

    The UK is among the most progressive when it comes to a culture of self-management of common medical conditions by reclassifying prescription medicines to non-prescription.

  • OTC domperidone will be missed Subscription

    25 SEP 2014

    The antiemetic domperidone’s reclassification shows the importance of pharmacovigilance, but the loss of such a useful over-the-counter medicine ought to have been better communicated to community pharmacies.

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    BBC sting continues to see fall-out with striking-off of pharmacist Subscription

    16 SEP 2014 14:55 By Graeme Smith

    A London pharmacist’s claim that he was making emergency supplies when he sold prescription-only medicines (POMs) to an undercover reporter was not plausible, a fitness-to-practise (FTP) committee ruled as it struck him off.

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