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