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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2014

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  • Chlamydia screening services Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 9:54

    Public Health England (PHE) has published guidance to support commissioning of high quality chlamydia screeening services in general practice and community pharmacies. The guidance is available from PHE’s website.

  • Physical activity framework Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 15:56

    Public Health England has released a publication: ‘Everybody active, every day: a framework to embed physical activity into daily life’. It outlines an evidence-based approach for national and local action to address the physical inactivity ‘epidemic’.

  • Lorazepam supply disruption Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 15:53

    Pfizer is expecting existing stock of Ativan (lorazepam) solution for injection 4mg/ml to be exhausted by the week commencing 17 November 2014 and expects new stock to be available from the middle of December 2014. Pfizer will experience intermittent supply disruptions from mid-November 2014 through to March 2015. These disruptions are due to manufacturing site issues. Further enquires on 0845 6088866. Medical queries on 01304 616161.  

  • Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England medical director,  is urging patients to use pharmacies more to relieve pressure on GPs that could lead to an additional £300 million NHS boost in winter

    Winter pressure leads to £300m NHS boost and plea to use pharmacies Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 15:50 By Graeme Smith

    The UK Government is to inject an extra £300m into the NHS to help support local health services as winter approaches.

  • Cancer charities and the pharmaceutical industry have expressed concern on the new rules for Cancer drugs Fund, which could lead to some being removed from the fund

    Criticism voiced over new rules for Cancer Drugs Fund Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 15:29 By Graeme Smith

    Cancer charities and the pharmaceutical industry have expressed concerns over the way cancer medicines are appraised after a revised process for assessing drugs available through the Cancer Drugs Fund was published by NHS England.

  • Prepayment certificates website closed on 16 November Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 12:00

    The NHS Business Services Authority says that, because of planned system maintenance, Help with Health Costs online applications for prescription prepayment certificates will be unavailable on 16 November 2014 between 4.30am and 6.30am.

  • 'Pharmacology of the blood brain barrier: Targeting CNS disorders' edited by Thomas P Davis

    Specialised text for those in CNS drug research Subscription

    10 NOV 2014 13:48 By Laurence A. Goldberg

    ‘Pharmacology of the blood brain barrier: targeting CNS disorders’, edited by Thomas P Davis.

  • Hyalase debranded Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 17:10

    Wockhardt UK has debranded Hyalase and it is now known by its generic name, hyaluronidase. There has been no change in formulation.

  • Quality care standards for Wales Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 17:08

    The Welsh Government has published new standards to ensure everyone in Wales receives the same level of high-quality care from the Welsh NHS. A consultation on the standards is available on the Welsh Government website until 26 January 2014.

  • Controlled drugs guideline Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 10:00

    The National Instititute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a guideline on the safe use and management of controlled drugs and is currently consulting on the draft scope. The guideline will provide recommendations for the systems and processes relating to the safe use and management of controlled drugs. The consultation will be available from the NICE website until 1 ...

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