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Pharmacies offering the NHS ‘Pharmacy First’ scheme in Scotland will receive base payments of £1,250 per month from 1 October 2020, the Scottish government has confirmed.
Inhaler recycling scheme that cut carbon emissions equivalent to more than 8,500 cars is scrappedSubscription
A scheme to recycle respiratory inhalers, which has cut carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking around 8,600 cars off UK roads, is ending.
Pharmacy Schools Council to ensure BAME patient communities are 'properly reflected' in MPharm curriculumSubscription
The Pharmacy Schools’ Council has said it will conduct an “examination of teaching practices and materials” in the MPharm curriculum to ensure that it properly reflects black, Asian and minority ethnic patient communities.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said it will look at how it can help pharmacies update shielding patients when the NHS Medicines Delivery Service ends on 31 July 2020.
'Urgent' need to formalise information sharing between prescribers and dispensers, Scottish parliamentary committee says Subscription
A Scottish Parliament report on the supply and demand for medicines has recommended a formal system for information sharing between prescribers and dispensers.
Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 who take statins are less likely to die than those who do not, a retrospective study published in Cell Metabolism suggests.
Disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME populations not explained by cardiometabolic factors, vitamin D or deprivation, researchers findSubscription
Variations in cardiometabolic factors, vitamin D levels and socioeconomic or behavioural factors do not adequately explain why COVID-19 disproportionately affects black, Asian and minority ethnic populations.
People with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia later in life, a study in Gut has suggested.
Biological therapies secukinumab and adalimumab are similarly effective at improving the musculoskeletal symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a head-to-head trial suggests.
Medication overuse headache is best treated with a combination of analgesic withdrawal and pharmaceutical prophylaxis, the authors of a study in JAMA Neurology have said.
Researchers around the world are working at record speed to find the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19, from investigating the possibility of repurposing existing drugs to searching for novel therapies against the virus.
The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge, but it has revolutionised pharmacy practice in some positive ways. In the first of a three-part series, we ask hospital pharmacists which changes they want to retain.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced radical changes to how the 2020 class of preregistration trainees will transition into their careers.