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New pharmacist contract ‘in effect an increase in pay’, Asda says

Asda’s full-time salaried pharmacists will work one hour less a week for the same salary, the multiple has told C+D.

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From a lawyer: 'If the election is tomorrow there is not enough time'

These were the words of the representative from the DHSC who came to talk about the government’s response to the hub and spoke consultation at the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association event on 14 May. Less than 10 days later the election was called.

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‘Save Our Pharmacies’ protest: as it happened

Community pharmacists around England took part in the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) “day of action” by dimming their lights, wearing black, and spreading their message across the UK...

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Wegovy: 'I really hope the NHS crack down on this. I am forever traumatised by what happened'

My symptoms landed me in hospital. I was shaking uncontrollably on the floor shivering cold and blacking out. I couldn’t put any food in my mouth or even sip water because I was so nauseous for the first three days.

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New pharmacist contract ‘in effect an increase in pay’, Asda says

Asda’s full-time salaried pharmacists will work one hour less a week for the same salary, the multiple has told C+D.

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Man found dead after pharmacy worker raised alarm over missed methadone

A Stoke-on-Trent man was found dead after a pharmacy staff member raised concerns that he had not collected his methadone prescription. 

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#SaveOurPharmacies petition tops 100k as two-thirds slash opening hours

The cross-sector #SaveOurPharmacies petition has garnered more than 100,000 signatures as pharmacies across the UK take part in an “unprecedented” day of action today.

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C+D election tracker: Sector poll sees rise of the significant ‘other’

Support for “other” parties has lifted as Labour maintains the lead despite a fall in support in week three of C+D’s election sentiment tracker.

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'Pharmacies are the lifeblood of our communities - Labour has no plan'

As Chemist + Druggist readers may know, my mum set up and ran our local pharmacy in Southampton when I was growing up. I was proud to help her out there as a teenager for many years, delivering prescriptions and doing the books...


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'I'm terrified someone is going to die' - Wes Streeting demands tighter regs around Wegovy after C+D story

The shadow health secretary has said that a Labour government will look “very carefully” at changing weight loss drug regulation after C+D revealed that a “young girl” who bought Wegovy from Boots ended up in A&E. 

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‘Betrayal of profession’: RPS slammed for mulling pro P-med self-selection stance

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has come under fire over plans to reconsider its current position against the self-selection of pharmacy-only medicines (P-meds) at its upcoming board meeting. 

Wegovy: Online weight loss drugs need 'urgent regulation', doctor leaders warn

The body representing acute doctors has raised the alarm with the medicines watchdog about the regulation of “life threatening” weight loss drugs obtained online, C+D has learned. 

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