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A prescription-only process for EpiPen 0.3mg adrenaline autoinjectors has been issued, meaning that patients are limited to a maximum of two per prescription.
Some sixteen pharmacists who are part of teams tackling antimicrobial resistance in the developing world have been appointed ‘chief pharmaceutical officer global health fellows’.
Staff working for NHS Tayside are being balloted on industrial action over treatment of pharmacy support staff.
Mark Bather has been appointed as Rowland Pharmacy’s new managing director, after joining the company in December 2018 as retail operations director.
Generics manufacturer Bristol Laboratories’ good manufacturing practice status has been fully restored, the company has announced.
The managing director of Rowlands Pharmacy, Kenny Black, is to leave the company after 20 years to “pursue new career opportunities”.
MPs are calling for a new national strategy for sexual health services in England.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists wants the national clinical guideline governing withdrawal from antidepressants changed because it says the timescale is too quick for some patients.
The vast majority of respondents to a National Pharmacy Association member survey said that current financial pressures were making it “more difficult for pharmacies to maintain a safe service to patients”.
Public health chiefs have urged any eligible people to be vaccinated against measles after 231 confirmed cases were recorded in England in the first quarter of 2019.
Emergency contraception services should be commissioned nationally as part of community pharmacy contract, CCA says
The Company Chemists’ Association has called on NHS England and other healthcare bodies to establish a single national pharmacy specification for emergency hormonal contraception services to be used by all healthcare commissioners in England.
A European Medicines Agency committee has recommended that marketing authorisations for cough medicines containing fenspiride should be revoked, meaning they will no longer be marketed in the EU.
Proposals for a five-year pharmacy apprenticeship will not go through to the next stage of development until representatives from the wider pharmacy industry are included in the trailblazer group, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has announced.
The House of Commons has backed a motion calling on the government to ensure medical cannabis is made available to “appropriate patients”.
Measles vaccinations should be compulsory for children before they start school to help prevent the disease becoming endemic in the UK within 30 years, researchers have suggested.
The Co-operative Group is to trial what it says is the first click-and-collect ‘Amazon-style’ locker service for medicine prescriptions in the UK.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a safety review of alemtuzumab following reports of two deaths and several other cases of people experiencing life-threatening reactions shortly after taking the medicine.
The Department of Health and Social Care has put forward plans to reduce its funding to Genomics England by £40m in 2019/2020 as the body receives a new funding model to match its latest target to sequence five million genomes in five years.
The NHS has confirmed that three prescriptions for medical cannabis were dispensed for use in primary care in January and February 2019.
Deaths from opioid overdose are “rising sharply” in England and Wales as part of a continuing global crisis, according to an analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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