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Discharge Medicines Service toolkit issued ahead of February launch
Pharmacy staff providing the essential service must “have the necessary knowledge and competence to undertake it safely
Supply and reluctance: What’s delaying a pharmacy COVID vax service?
Speaking at the Downing Street coronavirus briefing last week (January 11), health secretary Matt Hancock said that
Manx Healthcare launches 30-tablet pack of betamethasone 500mcg
Available since December, the 30-tablet pack size of the product – previously only available in strip packs of 100
Three strengths of lamotrigine among first January price concessions
Drug Strength Form Price Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets (10) £3.85 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant
Watchdog recognises GPhC work on FtP process, but says concerns remain
The PSA – which oversees 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK – published
Pharmacies banned from selling single-use plastic cotton buds
The ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, which applies to pharmacies in
GPhC bumps pharmacy premises fees up to £365 from April 2021
The regulator decided to delay the introduction of the £103 increase until April 2021, after considering the pressures
GPhC defends £103 premises fee increase for pharmacy
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has previously “covered some of the costs of the registration fees” for
Frisium 10mg out of stock due to strong demand and logistics problems
Sanofi told C+D yesterday (October 26) that resupply is expected in “early November” and that the tablets became out
Warn patients of fire risk from emollients, MHRA advises pharmacists
Patients who use emollient creams for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis should therefore take
Three manufacturers fined £2.3m for fludrocortisone price hike deal
Aspen has been fined £2,101,954 and Tiofarma £186,442 for breaking competition law to keep the price of fludrocortisone
COVID-19: MHRA asks pharmacies to stop selling finger-prick tests
The request, made by the MHRA last week (May 29), has prompted Lloydspharmacy to remove the home sampling kits it
Sanofi launches BuscoMint capsules for irritable bowel syndrome
Released in October, the gastro-resistant capsules provide relief from abdominal discomfort such as bloating or cramps
Zentiva launches risperidone tablets in 0.25mg strength
Released in October, the 0.25mg strength enables patients to take a lower dose without breaking up stronger tablets,
Dermal launches updated website with ‘extensive’ resources
Launched in October, Dermal.co.uk offers an “extensive online resource” for the dermatological professional development
GSK promotes Panadol packaging redesign with TV campaign
The “contemporary” packaging will help customers distinguish the brand and poses a “lucrative sales opportunity” for
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What do you know about Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is thought to affect 65,000 people a year in Europe, with between 2,000 and 3,000 new cases occurring in England and Wales annually....
Learn about Campbell De Morgan spots
Campbell de Morgan spots were first identified by 19th-century English surgeon Campbell Greig De Morgan, who worked at the Middlesex Hospital in...
Learn about localised granuloma annulare
Localised granuloma annulare is a common skin condition in which discoloured plaques develop, most commonly on the hands and feet. It is more...
What can be done about pincer nails?
The condition of pincer nails is also referred to as omega or trumpet nails. It tends to be seen more commonly in the older age group, especially...
What do you know about oral lichen planus?
Lichen planus of the skin is thought to affect 1 to 2 per cent of the population. It can also occur on the buccal mucosa of the mouth, gums and...
What do you know about ganglions?
A common cause of swellings overlying joints in young people is ganglions. Can you answer the following questions about them? Questions...
Idiopathic urticaria and rupatadine
Mrs Rigby has come in with her usual prescription for rupatadine 10mg od 3x28 tablets. Questions 1. Rupatadine is a new calcium-channel blocker...
Could you recognise erythema ab igne?
Erythema ab igne has a very typical appearance that resembles a fishing net or lacework with alternating areas of hyper- and hypopigmentation. ...
Fasting with diabetes
Mr Khan has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and has come into your pharmacy because he is concerned about what to do while observing...
Dermatofibromas often develop after localised trauma such as an insect bite, thorn prick or ingrowing hair. Their exact cause is unknown. ...
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