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PDA to ‘campaign’ in support of June 20 pharmacy lights out protest

The pharmacy union has revealed that it is now “supportive” of the upcoming June 20 protest action, despite previously raising safety concerns.  

Funding Pharmacy organisations

Flu programme dates announced but pharmacies to source Sanofi alternatives

NHS England (NHSE) has revealed the autumn adult flu vaccination programme start date, while instructing pharmacies to secure alternatives to one unavailable vaccine.  

Flu Vaccination

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.

Political parties Politics

Weight loss: Superdrug expands online Mounjaro service to high street

The pharmacy multiple and beauty giant, which already sells Wegovy and Mounjaro online, has “expanded its face-to-face weight loss services” and is set to offer an “advanced” weight loss blood test. 

Services Digital

Knights Pharmacy buys two new Welsh branches with bank backing

Pharmacy group Knights has bought two further sites in South Wales, backed by a funding package from HSBC, the bank has announced. 

Businesses People

Plaid Cymru pushes for drug tariff reform ahead of July 4 general election

Plaid Cymru leader Rhun ap Iorwerth has said that the party offers “a real alternative for Wales” as it promised drug tariff reforms.

Political parties Medicines

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. 

Digital Prescriptions

Private services steam ahead with pharmacy technician PGD use

A private services provider has updated its service specifications to allow pharmacy technicians to use patient group directions (PGDs) ahead of the June 26 law change, as NHS services look set to lag behind.

Medicines Services

UPDATED: Labour promises 'community pharmacist prescribing service'

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to ease GP "pressure" by granting pharmacists more "prescribing rights" as he launched the Labour Party manifesto today.

Political parties Services

Channel 4 health debate calls for pharmacists to ‘grill’ politicians

Channel 4 will host a “special” TV debate focussing on health on June 24 ahead of the general election, it has revealed.

Politics Politicians

Green Party pledges to make PrEP available in pharmacies and online

The Green Party has revealed plans to inject billions of pounds into primary care and “end new cases" of HIV by 2030. 

Political parties Funding

Car crash closes Kamsons chemist after confused driver ‘smashed into wall’

Kamsons Pharmacy has had to temporarily merge two of its Littlehampton branches after a confused driver slammed into a pharmacy wall.

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