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‘Switching machine’: Maxwellia ‘poised and ready’ for more POM to P switches

Drug manufacturer Maxwellia has positioned itself as a “switching machine”, focussing on the reclassification of medicines to make them available without a prescription, it has told C+D.

People Manufacturers

Thousands of Boots pharmacists to be offered dermatology training

The multiple has launched a new skin condition diagnosis service and announced new training for its pharmacists as it expands its dermatology offering. 

Boots Dermatology

Diazepam dealers: Pharmacists sentenced for ‘industrial’ illegal supply

Mandip Sidhu and Nabeil Nasr illegally supplied more than 55 million doses of controlled drugs, the MHRA has revealed.

Crime People

Pharmacist struck off over ‘extreme’ child pornography and bestiality images

Russell Buglass was convicted on charges including possessing hundreds of indecent images of children in the most serious category, a fitness-to-practise (FtP) committee heard last week.

GPhC Crime

NPA delivers £108m invoice to DH as Sunak says he ‘cares deeply’ about sector

The independent pharmacy body has handed a £108 million invoice for a “month’s underpayment” to the Department of Health and Social Care (DH), after the PM said he cares “deeply” about the sector. 

Funding Politicians

OTCs could be ‘profit rockets’ for pharmacies, says Maxwellia boss

Selling over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) can “tip the balance” for pharmacies relying on NHS income, Maxwellia’s chief executive has told C+D.

Manufacturers Money

Pharmacies set to supply take-home naloxone without a prescription

The government has announced that it will give pharmacists and pharmacy technicians the power to supply naloxone for future use without a prescription. 

Substance abuse Social Issues

CPhO: Pharmacy First is ‘significant improvement’ to NHS care

The chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) for England has applauded community pharmacy in setting up Pharmacy First amid warnings it has left the sector in “survival mode”.

Services Common Conditions

Closures 'skyrocketing' with ten a week closing in 2024, NPA warns

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has warned that pharmacy closures are more than 50% higher this year so far than the same time last year, with 10 closing per week on average.

Businesses Premises

‘Long overdue’ or too costly? Sector split over hub and spoke announcement

The pharmacy negotiator has said it is “already working” with the government on hub and spoke implementation, while membership bodies have warned that the reforms will offer little benefit to the sector without “huge” investment.

Prescriptions General Regulation

King Charles announced as RPS patron

The King succeeds Queen Elizabeth II and George VI as patron of the royal society.

Pharmacy organisations People

‘Level playing field’: Hub and spoke possible for all pharmacies from January

The government has announced that it will make legislative changes that are set to allow all pharmacies to use the hub-and-spoke dispensing model from January, including those that are different legal entities.

Politics Legal
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