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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has written to home secretary Sajid Javid to express the Society’s support for the rescheduling of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The government will consider whether medicinal cannabis should be rescheduled, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has announced.
John Nuttall, chief executive of Well Pharmacy, has told The Pharmaceutical Journal that the business has no plans to close pharmacies.
Tess Fenn, president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, has announced her decision to step down from the role at the end of 2018.
Dementia risk will now be included in the NHS Health Check, Public Health England has announced.
Official figures show a steep rise in the proportion of drug-related deaths in Scotland in patients who had a gabapentin or pregabalin prescribed in the 90 days before death.
Community pharmacies in Scotland are to receive an increase in funding of £2.6m in 2018–2019.
Single-pill combination for hypertension linked with improved clinical outcomes and adherence, study finds
Single-pill fixed-dose combination treatment for hypertension improves medication adherence and is linked with a significantly lower risk of heart attack, heart failure or stroke, a study has found.
Bargaining arrangements between Boots and the Boots Pharmacists’ Association have been terminated by the body responsible for resolving collective workplace disputes.
Taking aspirin in combination with proton-pump inhibitors reduces the risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus, according to research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
The number of confirmed cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis in England in 2017 rose by 22% and 20%, respectively, according to data released by Public Health England.
NHS England has announced plans to provide life-long mental health care support to people who have been sexually abused, as part of a new five-year strategy to tackle sexual abuse and assault in England.
Mark Lyonette has now taken up his position as the new chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for erenumab for migraine prevention.
A once-a-day pill for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer could benefit up to 850 women in England and Wales after it was approved for use on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund.
Public Health England is encouraging community pharmacy teams to get involved in its campaign to motivate adults to complete ten minutes of brisk walking each day.
Pharmacists in Scotland have been reassured that companies delivering their prescriptions will not be breaking new data protection rules.
Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into how much the NHS in England pays male and female doctors in an effort to eliminate the 15% gender pay gap.
The city of Milan is continuing to challenge the decision to relocate the European Medicines Agency’s headquarters from London to Amsterdam post-Brexit.
Severe and predominantly active atopic eczema are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular outcomes, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.
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