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A pharmacist from West Bromwich has been sentenced to 28 months in jail for diverting controlled medicines to the black market.
The World Health Organization has retracted guidance on opioid use, following concerns raised in the United States that the guidance had been influenced by opioid manufacturers.
A new heart disease drug is expected to be made available to patients by 2021, through a collaboration between Novartis, NHS England, the National Institute for Health Research and Oxford University.
The pharmaceutical manufacturer Accord has said that its phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules, used for the management of epilepsy, will be out of stock until early May 2020.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a new quality standard for increasing uptake of flu vaccination among eligible groups of patients.
People in England who smoke are less dependent on their habit than they were a decade ago, but are also less inclined to quit, researchers have said.
Guaranteeing healthcare professionals — including pharmacists — protected time to devote to research has the potential to be “transformational,” according to a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
A study by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Science has found no link between ovarian cancer use of talcum powder.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has confirmed that 28 Boots stores in the UK have been closed, out of a planned programme of 200 store closures.
The General Pharmaceutical Council is consulting on whether to increase annual registration fees for pharmacy premises by £103 from October 2020.
Hospital staff could soon be able to log into hospital IT systems with their fingerprint, following a government investment of £40m.
Almost 1.5 million flu vaccines have been administered under the community pharmacy flu vaccination service in the 2019/2020 winter season, according to the latest statistics from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
A redesigned clinical pharmacist-managed medication review process has enabled GPs in the Midlands to provide 168 more appointments per month.
Only 15% of biologic drug batches can be identified from Yellow Card adverse drug reaction reports, a study published in Drug Safety has found.
A serious shortage protocol for haloperidol 500 microgram capsules has been issued for England and Wales.
All pharmacy technicians are now able to access a fully funded training programme to become final accuracy checkers.
The number of flu cases has risen by 1,748 in one week, according to data collected by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service has seen “tens of thousands” of referrals directed to community pharmacy from NHS 111 since its launch, NHS England has said.
Patients will be able to access the cannabidiol medicine Epidyolex from the NHS from 6 January 2019, NHS England has announced.
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