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Manchester LPC warns pharmacists about local lithium prescribing incidents

Local incidents involving lithium prescriptions have prompted Greater Manchester local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) to remind pharmacists of good practice and the right protocols to follow.

People Prescriptions

Pharmacies to get £15 per consultation in pilot to tackle COVID-19 jab fears

A new pharmacy walk-in consultation service has been commissioned in Tower Hamlets, east London, to help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in some communities.  

Contracts Services

Pharmacists must contact patients on recalled mexiletine hydrochloride batches

Pharmacists must “immediately contact all patients” dispensed certain batches of mexiletine hydrochloride hard capsules following risks of overdose and underdose, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said.

Manufacturers Medicines

POM to P switch for Sudafed Plus Blocked Nose nasal spray

Sudafed Plus Blocked Nose 1mg/50mg/ml nasal spray will become available to buy in pharmacies without a prescription.

Products Manufacturers

‘Massive Achievement’: Pharmacy First service hits 3m consultations

Pharmacists in Scotland have completed “well over” three million consultations under the NHS Pharmacy First Service since its launch two years ago, Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) has revealed. 

Services Contracts

MHRA vows to investigate after media probe exposes ‘fake’ online pharmacies

The UK’s medicines watchdog has promised to “take appropriate action” following a media investigation that reportedly uncovered “dozens” of illegal websites posing as online pharmacies selling prescription medication.

Medicines Businesses

12 SSPs for HRT products extended as supply woes continue

Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) will remain in place on a raft of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products until the end of October, as supply chain disruption continues to bite.

Womens health Contract

‘Rapidly inflating’: Pharmacy bodies raise concerns over increased locum rates

Worries over the availability of pharmacists and “rapidly inflating locum rates” could hamper the ability of pharmacies “of all sizes” to “reach their full potential”, pharmacy bodies have warned.

Locums Money

Lloydspharmacy opens flu jab bookings as pharmacies face winter rush

Lloydspharmacy has opened its flu jab bookings following predictions that patients will be clamouring to get vaccinated ahead of the first post-pandemic winter without COVID-19 restrictions.

Lloydspharmacy Flu

MPs push government for funded pharmacy workforce plan

An “integrated and funded” plan for the pharmacy workforce should be developed and laid before parliament within the next year, a group of MPs has recommended.

Politics Funding

£850,000 worth of illegal medicines seized in major drugs bust

The UK’s medicines watchdog has confiscated over 285,000 illegally traded medicines and arrested two people as part of a global crackdown on counterfeit drugs.

Crime Medicines

Join Lloydspharmacy, Boots and PDA reps at C+D’s racism in pharmacy webinar

C+D will host its third annual racism in pharmacy webinar next week to discuss the active steps pharmacy organisations are taking to fight discrimination and the barriers they face in tackling racism in pharmacy. 

Pharmacy organisations People
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