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More pharmacy closures predicted after 17p-per-item price drop
Pharmacy owners in England are currently facing a 17p-per-item price drop across all category M items for July. It
DH refuses to reveal wholesalers making 'unexplained' generics profits
A National Audit Office (NAO) report into last year’s “unexpected increase” in generics prices – published last month (
Petition protesting 'unsuitable' June pre-reg exam tops 900 signatures
The petition – launched on Wednesday (July 11) by a pre-reg trainee who wishes to remain anonymous – claims that
Pharmacy’s read-write scheme hailed as alternative to GP pharmacists
A National Pharmacy Association (NPA) report published last week (July 3) cited the “enormous potential” of a
Boots' independent prescribers help it to ace CQC inspection
In March, the CQC announced a "programme of inspections" into digital healthcare providers in the UK, which it said
Online pharmacy addresses CQC's warnings on patient safety
In March, the CQC announced a "programme of inspections" into "digital healthcare providers" in the UK, which will "
GPhC: Only 'trivial gifts' will avoid conflicts of interest
In a joint statement signed by the GPhC and eight other health regulators – including the General Medical Council (GMC
GPhC: Managers must prioritise patient safety over targets
In a consultation document published yesterday (July 20), the GPhC said managers have a “significant influence over the
UPDATED: August concessionary prices announced
Drug Strength Form Price Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £6.33 Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £11.05 Buspirone
July concessionary prices updated
Initial concessionary prices for July were announced last week. */ Drug Strength Form Price Olanzapine 7.5mg
C+D’s first impressions of the new BNF app
This free-to-download app – available since June 26, but officially launched yesterday (July 13) – replaces the
July concessionary prices announced
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £11.95 Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £5.85
What can community pharmacy do to prevent a UK opioid epidemic?
In January, Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive
Was switching an antimalarial from POM to P med the right move?
In July 2017, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the switch of a atovaquone/
‘How we made a private allergy testing service work in our pharmacy’
We are the only locally owned pharmacy in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. My family has owned the pharmacy for 61 years
'Why I've seen my baby category sales triple'
A study published in the journal Digestive and Liver Diseases in 2005 found that half of infants will experience at
Emla cream campaign targets parents of children who fear needles
The ‘Mum’s Magic Cream’ campaign, which launched last week (May 29), aims to inform parents that Emla cream – which
GSK targets holidaying cold sore patients with Zovirax campaign
The campaign – which will run from July to August – is designed to raise awareness that “cold sores are a problem
Perrigo targets short-haul travellers with Jungle Formula campaign
The campaign – running from June 1 to the end of August – will include “online visuals” linking to a Jungle Formula
Dermal introduces larger Doublebase emollient gel
Doublebase Gel is now available in a larger 1kg size pack and is “ideal for patients who require large amounts of an
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Have you considered pharmacy aesthetics?
Clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart sat down with Amar Suchde, the founder of PharmAesthetics UK – a company that trains pharmacists to become...
Clinical podcast: Statin use
You can listen to the podcast in full below. Alternatively, subscribe to all of C+D's podcasts on iTunes by clicking here or by searching 'Chemist+...
Clinical podcast: Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a real problem, but is it the apocalyptic scenario painted by the media and politicians? C+D spoke to Brendan Gilmore,...
CPD podcast: Advice on vitamin use
Following Public Health England's announcement last month (July 21) that everyone needs 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day, C+D spoke to dietitian Ms...
CPD Podcast: Understanding CBT
This clinical podcast examines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in an effort to better understand this treatment, which is recommended by the...
CPD podcast: Caring for Parkinson's patients
C+D has spoken to Stephanie Bancroft, community pharmacist and LPF lead for London Northwest, who has a special interest in Parkinson's disease. She...
New CPD podcast – dementia care
C+D spoke to Phil Freeman, exective lead for the Dementia Action Alliance, about the condition's prevalence in the UK, the Prime Minister's Dementia...
C+D Podcast: Travel health CPD
C+D talks to Fleet Street Clinic medical director Dr Richard Dawood about travel health, specifically antimalarial treatments, how to protect against...
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