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The year 2020 will see continued pressures on the UK’s medicines supply chain – they have become the ‘new normal’. The immediate no-deal Brexit...
21/01/2020 6
Hardly a day goes by without the reported shortage of a medicine – and rightly so. For one patient to have to wait to receive their medication is one...
04/10/2019 4
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Wholesalers “take very seriously any disruption to the supply of medicines”, but “are not always able to fulfill all orders in full that they receive...
01/10/2019 10
EXCLUSIVE
Community pharmacies in particular would benefit from a tailored service that shows which medicines are experiencing supply disruptions, why, and...
27/02/2019 2
Martin Sawer: Community pharmacy is doing a good job when it comes to the FMD
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which came into force on February 9 – requires all pharmacies to be...
22/02/2019 4
EXCLUSIVE
Martin Sawer: Healthcare representatives should face medicines supply "flashpoints" together
The “daily war room” meetings could share information from across the supply chain, with the aim of preventing shortages, Healthcare Distribution...
21/12/2018 2
EXCLUSIVE
HDA: Members handle more than 90% of NHS medicines but only represent 20 out of 2,100 licences
A National Audit Office (NAO) investigation last week (June 8) into generics prices referred to government evidence of “unexpected increases in...
13/06/2018 3
Martin Sawer: GPhC and MHRA will decide "movements in pharmacy" after consultation published
Under the falsified medicines directive (FMD), all community pharmacies in the UK will have to scan medicines at the point of dispensing by February...
22/05/2017 7
Contractors face a three-year deadline to install barcode scanners into their pharmacies as part of European anti-counterfeiting measures. EU...
15/02/2016 40
*/ EXCLUSIVE The representative body for wholesalers has warned against viewing hub-and-spoke dispensing as a solution for all community...
11/02/2016 8

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