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CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

Alliance Healthcare launches new online ordering service

Wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has launched a new digital service to help customers order products online.

Pharmacist jailed for selling drugs worth £280k on black market

A West Midlands pharmacist has received a 28-month prison sentence for selling medicines on the black market.

Bristol pharmacy awarded by cancer charity

Abbotswood Pharmacy in Yate, Bristol, won the 2019 Pancreatic Cancer Action Pharmacy of the Year Award.

Boots has shut 28 stores out of a planned 200

Boots had closed 28 stores out of a planned 200 by the end of November, its parent company has revealed.

Lloyds axes 60 stores due to “exceptionally challenging” year

LloydsPharmacy closed or sold 60 branches last year amid an “exceptionally challenging” business climate.

Pharmacy in Halifax petrol bombed

A community pharmacy in Halifax was petrol bombed in the early hours of Friday night (January 3).

Boots and PHE team up to launch health questionnaire

Boots and Public Health England launch a questionnaire to help people understand how they can lead healthier lives.

Pharmacy is first UK business to be fined under GDPR

A London pharmacy delivering medicines to customers and care homes is the first UK business to be fined under GDPR.

Contract applications go online

PCSE putting contract application paperwork online.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

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.

Contractors “losing tens of thousands” over EPS claims

Some contractors are “losing tens of thousands of pounds” due to errors made when submitting EPS claims.

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.

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.

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.

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