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The DH recorded 178 medicine shortages in England from January – November 2019
Medicine shortages have been an everyday issue for community pharmacy professionals for years. Spending time hunting for items by calling...
17/01/2020 2
EXCLUSIVE
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) collated the figure from reports it sent to the NHS of shortages in both primary and secondary care, it...
17/01/2020 1
Forty-two-year-old Bradley Stuart comes into your pharmacy one afternoon to pick up his epilepsy medication. Mr Stuart is a regular customer and his...
16/01/2020 0
The DH advised epilepsy patients to discuss alternatives with a pharmacist
Epilepsy patients who usually take the capsules should “discuss alternative treatment options with their pharmacist or doctor”, the DH advised...
16/01/2020 2
Steve Brine: Medicine shortages continue to be a pressing issue for pharmacy
Mr Brine – who served as pharmacy minister from June 2017 until his resignation from the government in March – “championed” establishing the “first-...
20/12/2019 4
DH has issued SSPs to allow pharmacists to supply different strengths or forms of fluoxetine
Legislative changes should be considered to make “pharmacists responsible for identifying appropriate and available alternatives” when medicines are...
25/11/2019 0
C+D's survey found hormone replacement therapy products were most commonly in short supply
Broadcast last night (November 19), the 37-minute episode of File on 4 on drug shortages cited C+D’s exclusive findings that pharmacy staff...
20/11/2019 0
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPVs), alogliptin with metformin and misoprostol were added to the...
08/11/2019 1
Speaking to my pre-registration tutor, who works as a pharmacist in Belfast, got me thinking about how a no-deal Brexit would impact pharmacy. We...
04/11/2019 0
The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules has been extended to November 11, while the protocol for fluoxetine 30mg capsules will continue until November...
30/10/2019 0

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