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Unite the Union has confirmed that pharmacy support workers in NHS Tayside will begin “continuous strike action” on 19 August 2019.
Medical cannabis will not need to be tested through randomised controlled trials in the UK in order to be licensed, health secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs.
Some Emerade adrenaline auto-injectors may fail to deliver a dose of adrenaline from the syringe owing to a blockage in the needle, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned.
Scottish pharmacists to be paid more for emergency contraception provision following fall in unintended pregnancy rates
Community pharmacists in Scotland will now be reimbursed at an increased rate of £30 per patient for providing emergency hormonal contraception because of the effect the service has had on unintended pregnancies.
Pharmacist prescribing of controlled drug items has increased by more than 50% in the year between 2017 and 2018, the Care Quality Commission has found.
NHS to explore whether community pharmacists can provide naloxone for patients taking prescription opioids
A team from the University of Stirling has been given NHS funding to explore whether community pharmacies could deliver naloxone to patients taking prescription opioids.
From September 2019, boys aged 12 and 13 years will be offered the free human papillomavirus vaccine, Public Health England has announced.
The government has set aside £3m to transport short-life medicines and medical devices in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
An EU task force, set up to deal with problems with medicines supply, has published guidance to improve communication about medicines shortages.
An electronic handheld device that can be used to prevent and treat cluster headaches in some patients has been recommended in draft guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The former chair of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), who stepped aside during a competition law investigation into a company that lists him as a director, is to leave the NPA board.
The proportion of cigarette smokers in England fell from 14.9% in 2017 to 14.4% in 2018, according to annual figures published by NHS Digital.
Welsh community pharmacies have delivered an increasing proportion of Wales’s flu vaccines each year since 2012, according to data published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.
Health Education England has published a review of current education and training provisions for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, together with recommendations for how those provisions should be reformed to meet the demands of the ‘NHS Long Term Plan’.
Boots has announced it is scrapping plastic carrier bags from its stores and will instead use brown paper bags as standard.
England’s outgoing chief medical officer has been appointed as the UK’s first special envoy on antimicrobial resistance.
European hospital pharmacists are demanding that the EU launches an investigation into medicines shortages.
“Untidy shelves, replacing split strips of tablets back into open boxes of the wrong strength and self-checking prescriptions,” were among the factors causing almost a quarter of medication errors in independent community pharmacies in Scotland.
The World Health Organization is encouraging global adoption of a tool designed to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
The Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found four pharmaceutical companies to have broken completion law in relation to supply of nortriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.
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