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Fluoxetine capsules were the subject of the very first SSP issued in October 2019
The new SSP was introduced on Friday (January 29) and allows pharmacists to supply an alternative of two fluoxetine 20mg capsules for every...
01/02/2021 0
Manufacturer Theramex: FemSeven Conti is available now from Alliance Healthcare
Both estradiol products have been out of stock in the UK since the end of 2018 as a result of a “quality issue with regards to the adhesive that...
28/01/2021 1
The NPA is calling on the government to prevent medicines shortages in Northern Ireland
In a letter to Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove last week (October 27), National Pharmacy Association (NPA) chair Andrew Lane said the Brexit...
03/11/2020 0
The SSPs have been issued “in response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg,”...
23/10/2020 0
The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg has been further extended.
The SSP, originally issued in May, was originally set to expire on July 20. However, its expiration date has been extended several times since. The...
30/09/2020 1
Giving pharmacists more freedom would help “prevent unnecessary delays”, the RPS said.
In a letter published in The Times last week (August 6), RPS president Sandra Gidley urged the government to allow community pharmacists to “make...
10/08/2020 9
In a letter sent on Monday (August 3) the government asked that manufacturers and wholesalers of medicines “put in place flexible mitigation and...
05/08/2020 6
Under the SSP, pharmacists can supply two fluoxetine 20mg capsules in place of one 40mg
The SSP, announced on May 20, was set to expire yesterday (July 20). However, the protocol has been extended and will now end on August 10, the...
21/07/2020 0
How is everyone doing now that we’ve had a few months of lockdown? Are you svelte from doing your online exercises with Joe Wicks or flush with your...
30/06/2020 7
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, the vital roles of certain sectors that have for a long time been under-appreciated have been thrown...
19/06/2020 11

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