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A pharmacy in Greenwich, London, is to start offering the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and could provide vaccinations until 22:30 if needed.
Drug shortage means prescribers asked to switch treatment for acute respiratory problems in COVID-19 patients
A shortage of the drug methylprednisolone to support “business as usual” has led to organisations being asked to stop prescribing it for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19.
Government should use community pharmacies to deliver 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination service, says Labour leader
The government should capitalise on community pharmacies’ offers to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to help deliver a faster, 24/7 programme by the end of February 2021, Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has said.
Community pharmacies in six locations in England have become the first in the sector to start administering COVID-19 vaccines.
A codeword scheme to help people experiencing domestic abuse to access help from their local pharmacy has launched across the UK.
New estimates of the increased risks of breast cancer associated with use of different hormone replacement therapy preparations have been published in the BMJ.
Women who take cholesterol-lowering medicines, who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, colorectal cancer or melanoma, are less likely to die from their cancer if they adhere to their cholesterol medicines, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has suggested.
Patients experience similar side effects taking a placebo as they do taking a statin, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested.
Use of warfarin is associated with a greater risk of knee and hip replacements compared with use of direct oral anticoagulants, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.
A polypill combining three blood pressure medicines and a statin, taken with aspirin, reduces the incidence of cardiovascular events occurring in at-risk groups by more than 30%, research has suggested.
The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.
Work towards a COVID-19 vaccine is progressing rapidly and new information is emerging every day. Here we aim to summarise the most important details of COVID-19 vaccine development from a pharmacy perspective.
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.
Here is what we know so far about how the NHS plans to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine.