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...
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...
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...
Community pharmacies in particular would benefit from a tailored service that shows which medicines are experiencing supply disruptions, why, and...
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which came into force on February 9 – requires all pharmacies to be...
The “daily war room” meetings could share information from across the supply chain, with the aim of preventing shortages, Healthcare Distribution...
A National Audit Office (NAO) investigation last week (June 8) into generics prices referred to government evidence of “unexpected increases in...
Under the falsified medicines directive (FMD), all community pharmacies in the UK will have to scan medicines at the point of dispensing by February...
Contractors face a three-year deadline to install barcode scanners into their pharmacies as part of European anti-counterfeiting measures. EU...
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