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Pharmacy contractors in Scotland will receive an additional £4.5m in COVID-19-related financial support.
NHS England to choose 'selected' number of pharmacies to deliver at least 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines per week
Pharmacies designated as COVID-19 vaccination sites by NHS England will need to administer “at least 1,000 vaccines each week” if they are to become part of the national vaccine delivery programme.
The family of a pharmacy technician who died from COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic has spoken of their relief after their application for a death-in-service benefit was approved.
An investigation by The Pharmaceutical Journal reveals that drug tariff prices for 33 generic “Category A” medicines were found to have more than doubled between July 2018 and October 2020.
Pharmacies should be allowed to set aside time solely for vaccination delivery, pharmacy negotiator says
Pharmacy teams should be able to spend part of the day focusing entirely on vaccination delivery during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said.
IV antibiotics no more effective than oral for eradicating infection in cystic fibrosis patients, study suggestsSubscription
Intravenous antibiotics are not superior to oral antibiotics for eradicating Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients, according to a randomised controlled trial in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
Healthcare professionals should actively seek to understand individual patients’ perspectives on polypharmacy and its challenges, research in BMJ Open has concluded.
Fremanezumab safe and effective for preventing migraine over longer term, study suggestsSubscription
Patients with migraine continue to benefit from preventive treatment with fremanezumab over the longer term, with sustained reductions in monthly migraine and headache days, a study in Neurology has suggested.
Routine use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might confer “modest” survival benefit for patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and is not associated with poorer outcomes, the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine have suggested.
The clinical and microbiological outcomes of cefiderocol, a new antibiotic, were similar to the best available therapy for patients with life-threatening carbapenem-resistant infections, a phase III study 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.
Far from being a money saver, the generic medicines market has cost the NHS an additional £76m over the past two years.
Becoming a pharmacist: in numbersSubscription
The path to becoming part of the profession can be a rocky one for some. Here are an aspiring pharmacist’s chances at each stage of the process, based on the best available data. Would you make it now?