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Urgent action needed to stop violence in pharmacies says PDA

Action is needed to prevent violence in pharmacies, the PDA has said as disturbing video footage emerged of an assault on a pharmacist. 

'Urgent need' for evidence on discontinuing antidepressants

There is an “urgent need” for better evidence on the safest and most effective ways to discontinue antidepressants, a review finds. 

Covid app used over three million times

An app revealing the number of Covid cases within one to 10 miles of someone’s home has been used over three million times.

Key points reminder for Pharmacy Collect customers

Critical that pharmacies remind people of the importance of reporting their results, whether positive or negative, says PSNC.

People from deprived areas most likely to suffer diabetes complications

People living in socially deprived areas of Scotland are more likely to experience life-threatening complications of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study.

NI protocol ‘already disrupting medicine supply’

Some medicines are already becoming unavailable in Northern Ireland because of the Brexit protocol, an industry spokesperson has said.

Covid pill could be available by the autumn says Johnson

Boris Johnson said people could take a pill at home to reduce the symptoms of Covid or stop them getting it.

Class 2 recall for Ennogen Pharma trimethoprim 200mg tablets

100mg tablets found in sealed packs of trimethoprim 200mg 

SNP pledges to create state-owned generics manufacturer

The Scottish National Party has said that if it wins the May 6 election it will create a state-owned pharmaceutical agency.

Product update: Another option for ED

A new treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) has been launched by Dr. Reddy’s UK.

New services plan for Northern Ireland pharmacies

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann has announced his support for a service commissioning plan for community pharmacies in 2021-22. 

Data on hospital medicines prescribed during Covid to be collected

Data on medicines prescribed and administered in hospitals will be collected as part of research into patients' Covid care.

ACBS sets out criteria for ONS to be listed in the Drug Tariff

Only 'standard' 125 and 200ml packs to be included in Tariff in the future - all other sizes to be de-listed.

Avicenna hits 135 branches with purchase of Welsh group

Avicenna has acquired the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales to take its total number of branches to 135.

Over 9 in 10 pharmacies providing lateral flow tests

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacies in England have signed up to provide a new Covid-19 test distribution service, the Government has said.

Addressing inequalities

Why have certain groups been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and what can community pharmacies do to help combat this? 

Pandemic protection: all hands on deck

The second instalment of this series sees ACT Paula Woodgate launching a vaccination centre and administering the first doses.

Product update: Range expansion

Bio-Kult Pregnéa is the newest addition to the Bio-Kult range, supporting women throughout pregnancy from pre-conception to post-birth.

Facebook diabetes campaign to target men over 40

Men aged 40 years and over and at risk of type 2 diabetes will be targeted by a series of adverts on Facebook.

NICE to speed up access to new treatments

NICE is promising to speed up patients’ access to the latest and most effective treatments as part of its new five-year strategy.

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