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"The people of Northern Ireland must have the same access to medicines as other parts of the UK" (Credit: 10 Downing St)
Speaking at the recent G7 summit, Boris Johnson reportedly said that the medicines and one innovative cancer treatment had been denied to patients...
25/06/2021 1
Fluoxetine has been the subject of the most SSPs since they were introduced in October 2019
The DH has not yet been “made aware of any concerns or negative effects on patient safety” related to the introduction of SSPs, it said in a one-year...
11/06/2021 2
In a vaccine update posted earlier this month (May 6), Public Health England (PHE) said that from June 1 it will be supplying the pneumococcal...
27/05/2021 0
The SSP was due to expire on February 26, but has been extended to March 8
Under the serious shortage protocol (SSP) for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg, which was originally issued in October, pharmacy teams may supply generic...
01/03/2021 1
Pharmacists can supply levothyroxine 25mcg tablets as an alternative to the12.5mcg tablets
The SSP – which was introduced with “immediate effect” on Wednesday (February 3) – advises pharmacists that they can supply one levothyroxine 25mcg...
05/02/2021 1
Pharmacy teams have been shorter on time over the last couple of months than ever before, battling through a tide of demand for medicines during the...
21/05/2020 0
February is here. The beginning of a new year is the time to make big decisions. Indeed, many of my community pharmacy comrades are looking to leave...
19/02/2020 0
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 5
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

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