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Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
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Community pharmacies will receive a further £50m of advance funding from the government to help with cash flow pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has announced.
Pharmacy inspectors may ask to see risk assessments made by pharmacies when they employ pharmacists who are provisionally-registered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs will be routinely commissioned by local authorities in a phased approach during the 2020/2021 financial year, the government has said.
Boots saw its profits fall by almost 50% in 2019, owing to “lower revenue and gross margin”, according to financial accounts filed to Companies House and published on 18 May 2020.
Remdesivir will become the first COVID-19 treatment in the UK to be made available for use outside a clinical trial.
Pharmacy teams will be expected to “support the clinical review” of patients in care homes as part of the NHS’s COVID-19 response.
News in brief
NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told