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Illegal diazepam sold by online pharmacies seized by Border Force

The UK’s Border Force seized 1.3 million illegal diazepam tablets last year - some supplied by online pharmacies.

Locum app secures £1m in growth funding

The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.

Torbett to take over as ABPI chief exec

Dr Richard Torbett takes over as ABPI chief exec in Jnuary 2020

£800 funding for staff training continues in Scotland

Scottish Government continues with £800 funding for pharmacy staff training

Numbers being treated for drugs and alcohol stay flat

Numbers in contact with drug and alcohol services between April 2018 and March 2019 remains flat at around 268,000.

MHRA explores POM to P switch for the pill and HRT

MHRA looking at reclassification of HRT and OCs to Pharmacy medicines.

NHS data reveals state of the nation's health

Some 43 per cent of adults aged 16 and over have at least one longstanding medical condition according to NHS Digital.

Make EHC available "without consultation" argues Royal College

EHC should be reclassified as GSL and “sold off the shelf without consultation,” the RCOG has said.

Pharmacy teams highlight valproate risks

Pharmacy teams are raising awareness of the risks associated with valproate medicines and pregnancy – but more needs to be done.

Lloyds parent company to double automation by June

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK has said it plans to double its automated dispensing capacity by June 2020.

CCA and AIM run audit to probe non-supply of OTC meds

CCA and AIM want community pharmacies to take part in an audit on the non-supply of OTC medicines to patients seeking self-care.

LloydsPharmacy now offering HPV vaccination in 13 branches

Thirteen LloydsPharmacy stores are now offering a private HPV vaccination service to customers aged between 12 and 45.

Calls for lower EHC prices as online pharmacy starts charging £3

An online pharmacy's decision to cut emergency contraception prices has sparked calls for other pharmacies to reduce theirs.

App to detect UTIs launches across Day Lewis pharmacies

A smartphone app to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) will be launched in 285 Day Lewis Pharmacies across the UK.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

NHS structures and a risk-averse culture are among the barriers to more self care, says the PAGB.  

GE19: What do the manifestos say about pharmacy?

Where do the main parties stand on health, and what are their plans for pharmacy?

AAH developing messaging system for delivery delays

AAH is developing a real-time messaging system that will tell customers if their delivery is likely to be delayed.

General election 2019 #VotePharmacy

NPA, PSNC and the RPS launch the Community Pharmacy Manifesto.

Fifth MHRA alert recalls more ranitidine products

This latest recall follows recalls of ranitidine products on 8 October, 17 October, 25 October and 19 November.

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