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Repaglinide back in stock but Voriconazole supplies delayed

The PSNC has reported that Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets are back in stock.

Antihypertensives prevent CVD even when BP normal

Antihypertensives can prevent serious cardiovascular disease (CVD) even among adults with normal blood pressure, new research suggests. 

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

MHRA consults on Nuromol P to GSL switch

The MHRA has launched a consultation on whether Nuromol should be available to patients without having to visit a pharmacy. 

NPA launches mental health initiative to mark centenary

The NPA has joined forces with charities to create awareness of mental health services provided by pharmacies.

Record number of urgent cancer check referrals in March

Over 230,000 people with suspected cancer were seen as the NHS began to recover after a winter surge in Covid cases.

Hayfever affects almost double estimated number of sufferers

The number of people suffering with hayfever is almost double the amount that was previously estimated, Allergy UK has said. 

Diabetes diagnoses double in 15 years

Cases of diabetes diagnoses have doubled in the last 15 years, according to charity Diabetes UK. 

MS charities 'disappointed' by NICE decision on new drug

Multiple sclerosis charities have expressed their disappointment at NICE’s decision not to recommend ozanimod for patients in England and Wales. 

Calorie labelling to be introduced on restaurant menus

Large restaurant businesses with over 250 employees in England to display the calorie information of non-prepacked food and soft drinks.

Queen's speech: Pharmacy bodies call for clarity

Community pharmacy’s representative bodies are demanding greater clarity on the Health and Care Bill set out in today’s speech.

Depression doubles in over-70s during pandemic says Age UK

A brand new guide has been created to help improve older people’s access to talking therapies.

Boots launches £65 home PCR test for holidaymakers

Boots UK has launched a £65 home-use PCR coronavirus test aimed at those looking to travel abroad this summer. 

Alliance Healthcare trains up mental health first aiders

Alliance Healthcare has trained some of its staff to provide employees with mental health support.

PDA membership fees now tax deductable

Members can claim tax relief on fees back to 6 April 2018.

NHS investigating 44 pharmacies over pandemic delivery payments

The NHS is writing to 44 pharmacies in England over their 'unexpectedly' high payment claims for delivering medicines during the pandemic.   

Alcohol deaths in England and Wales on the rise

Provisional data from the Office for National Statistics revealed a 19.6 per cent rise in deaths last year compared with 2019. 

Pharmacies in NI deliver 35,000 vaccines in six weeks

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland have administered more than 35,000 Covid vaccines in the six weeks since the roll-out began.

Report reveals impact of Covid on female health workers

The NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network found “a significant rise” in female staff reporting poor health.

Make PrEP available from pharmacies, MP urges NHS chief

Preventative HIV medicine should be available from community pharmacies, NHS England chief Simon Stevens has been told.   

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